- In biblical thought both the body and soul sin, in platonic thought the body is sinful, the soul pure.
- In biblical thought the soul survives the body but is diminished by the loss, in platonic thought the soul is liberated by the loss.
- In biblical thought salvation is either the preservation or the reunification of the body and soul, in platonic thought it is a purely spiritual affair.
- In biblical thought 'you' are truly your body and soul, but for the platonist 'you,' the soul, have a body.
Of course ancient Greek thought was pretty diverse and so any generalisations are by nature somewhat blunt and inaccurate.