All human beings experience death. It is therefore a universal concern of humanity to investigate the question of its finality. It is further an imperative Christian concern to understand what it means to say that Jesus experienced death through crucifixion. Ancient-Israelite and Greco-Roman literature predating the life and ministry of Jesus define the soul (Hebrew nephesh, Greek psyche) as either mortal or immortal. While various methods have been applied to the question of the soul’s immortality (Scriptural, Philosophical, Empirical, Scientific), none have utilised an Anabaptist Christocentric hermeneutic. This method is unique in that it uses Christ’s life, teaching, and death, as the interpretive lens for defining both divinity and humanity.