In other parts of the world, a variety of religious philosophies teach that the “real” person is the spirit, which is then born repeatedly through a series of several lifetimes, taking on different bodies. The common theme between these views of the human person is that they begin with components, move to the idea of the person, then assign one component as the one that is essential to humanity and the others as auxiliary.
Biblical understanding of humanity, on the other hand, sees the person, although composed of both material and immaterial aspects, as created whole. This can be seen from the creation accounts of Genesis to Paul’s epistles, and everywhere between. Any distinction or discrepancy we perceive between these aspects is only the result of a fallen world, and something we will only experience during our mortal lives, because we will be made whole at the resurrection.