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I am called to, "Teach the Word of the Lord; sing it to the nations loud and clear."
I enjoy inductive Bible study!
I study to show myself approved unto God.
I am intent upon what Scripture says, what it means and, what difference it makes.
I do not need to be right; but, I do need to discover what is right; thus, I welcome honest interaction/feedback.

e-mail: sarah.noll@frontier.com


Mar
19
revised Calculation of date from Genesis 7:11
Altering the question to be more specific
Mar
19
revised How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
clarifying elements of the problem
Mar
19
revised How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
clarifying elements of the problem
Mar
19
reviewed Reviewed Why was the priestly exam of a woman suspected of adultery not applied to men (Numbers 5:11-31)?
Mar
19
comment Why was the priestly exam of a woman suspected of adultery not applied to men (Numbers 5:11-31)?
This is interesting Ryan. Thank you for contributing and welcome to BH-SE! Here are some things I have discovered to be core in answering questions on this site. 1) Answer only questions you are confident about. 2) Begin with the question and keep the text the focus. 3) Show your work logically, step by step. 4) Support all assertions with quotations/citations/links to credible sources. 5) Stop short of application (avoid getting into what difference it makes today). 6) When you are done, check and make sure you have answered the question. These should get you off to a fairly good start.
Mar
19
reviewed Reviewed Why are 2 Peter and Jude usually together in commentaries?
Mar
19
comment Why are 2 Peter and Jude usually together in commentaries?
Hello LiAnn. Thank you for you contribution. I have some suggestions to help you strengthen your answer (you can use the edit link under you answer). The tone of your answer is tentative (asking questions). I recommend 1) you answer questions that you are confident about. 2) focus on the text and keep the question in mind. 3) State your answer confidently. 4) Logically show your work step by step. 5) Support all assertions with reference to credible sources through links/citation/quotations etc. 6) Check to make sure when you are done that you have answered the question. Welcome to BH-SE!
Mar
19
reviewed Reviewed What is the distinction between πολύσπλαγχνός and οἰκτίρμων in James 5:11?
Mar
19
comment What is the distinction between πολύσπλαγχνός and οἰκτίρμων in James 5:11?
Welcome to BH-SE. This is a well stated question. It seems like you are off to a great start here. If you have any questions feel free to drop by "The Library" (Chat).
Mar
18
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
I think your answer is fine also +1. & I think you are catching on. I'm pretty sure Dan is expressing personal preferences here, not site policy. Perhaps he downvoted and is just communicating his reason for his downvote. It is true that the site is diverse/not Christian; however, how that is handled has been a matter of considerable discussion. Bottom line is this: the NT is an agreed upon text for the forum. Thus, if a matter is asserted in the NT, cite the reference and don't feel you have to reestablish it as fact through showing the steps. If it is not stated out right, show your steps.
Mar
18
awarded  Enthusiast
Mar
17
comment Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
Hello Lamar. I edited your post so the voice does not assume your readers are Christian. While there are Christians here, this is not a Christian site. Thus, the recommendation is to avoid the third person plural voice. Here is a summary of core procedure for posting answers on BH-SE. 1) keep the text the focus and the Q in mind. 2) show your work logically, step by step. 3) support all assertions with quotations/citations/links to credible sources. 4) stop short of application (Stick to what the text means). That should get you off to a fairly good start.
Mar
17
revised Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
Edited to pertain to the Christians addressed in the text with out assuming readers are such.
Mar
17
reviewed Reviewed What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
Mar
17
comment What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
I want to say also, I appreciate your heart behind your method. It is critical that we apply Scripture to our lives, and that we grow in relation to God through it, not just study it. I am sure you agree, it is critical also to first know what it means (Mt 13:18-23). I only point this out because this site focuses on what the text means, and stops short of application. While this should not be our practice in our lifes, as a Q & A forum, this avoids our turning personal conviction into law. It helps readers understand the word, then allows the Holy Spirit to guide them in how to apply it.
Mar
17
comment What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
Wow! looks like you have really invested some time and effort here! It looks like you also have applied some of the direction Jack has given you. Note that you lose your formatting in the blue boxes so, I removed the formatting indicators so they do not show in your answer. I would like to see your methodology posted somewhere else and a link to it provided so it is accessible. Thus your answer will be more direct. I have inquired in chat about this. I look forward to seeing future contributions from you.
Mar
17
revised What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
removing inactive formatting indicators
Mar
17
reviewed Reviewed Was Jesus unaware of Joel 2:32?
Mar
17
comment Was Jesus unaware of Joel 2:32?
Welcome! Thank you for sharing your insights. I see Dan has directed you to our site tour. Perhaps this brief summary will help as well. In answering questions: 1) Keep the text the focus and keep the question in mind. 2) Show your work step by step, logically connecting the dots. 3) Support all assertions with credible sources by providing quotations/citations/links. 4)Stop short of application. These should get you off to a fairly good start.
Mar
17
reviewed Reviewed What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?