Essentially speaking about the same thing though. When you are conscious your soul is considered a "living" soul"
Most people attempt to give evidence that we have a soul, but the Bible states that we "ARE" a living soul... Not that we "have" a soul...
Notice Genesis when God creates Adam and then he "becomes" a soul "after" the breath of life is breathed into Him.
HERE IS THE FORMULA FOR LIFE
Dust+ Breath of life(spirit)=Living Soul
HERE IS THE FORMULA FOR DEATH
Living soul - Spirit (breath of life)=Dust
Notice that the spirit and the Breath of life are the same thing... The bible teaches that BOTH come from God nd are "His" not "ours"..
After we die God has our souls... And we still have "souls" but they are not "living souls"
The Bible states that the dead are sleeping in the graves until the second coming of Jesus, in which the dead in Christ shall rise, and those who are alive shall be caught up together in the air. When dead, we have a soul, just not a "living soul."
The Bible states that the dead know not anything. (psalm. 115:17 psalm 6:5, 88:10-12)
"His breath goeth forth, he returneth to the earth; in that very day his thoughts perish." (Psalm 146:4)
"For the living know that they will die, but the dead know not anything." (Ecclesiastes 9:5, first part)
"The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence." (Psalm 115:17)
"Marvel not at this for the hour is coming in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." (John 5:28,29)
"Let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day..... For David is NOT YET ascended into the Heavens." (Acts 2:29, 34 first part, emphasis added.
Death and sleep are used interchangeably; read John 11:11-14.
The Bible also states that death is a sleep.. I.e. Lazarus, and the little girl.. If we have the seed of Jesus inside of us then we sleep in the grave until he comes to take us home..
Look Up the word asleep, sleep, dead in the Greek language.