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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


Aug
15
comment How are contractions formed in Hebrew and how does YHWH become Yah?
Thank you both! @Susan or Taneli. Do you have any idea what might cause the apocope and the dropping off at the end? I can imagine folks lazily dropping the ends of common words. I have a difficult time imagining such occurring with so revered a name? Are there any grammatical rules that would lead to such?
Aug
13
comment Does Leviticus 19:28 in the original text instruct not to tattoo for the dead or not to tattoo at all?
An interesting aside: in speaking with a tatoo artist about this passage he informed me that many, if not most, tattoos are done in regard to the dead.
Aug
13
comment John 12:24--In what way does the grain of wheat die?
I see. Everyone has their starting point from which they operate. Faith in God's word, as truth, is mine. In respect of Scripture as the Word of God, I endeavor to explore what it says and what it means, with integrity. Both premises lead to observation. The interpretation of what one sees often turns out different depending on one's premise. I welcome insight about the words and their meaning. I welcome observation from botany as well. What is true about what Jesus is saying? And, what is true about what we are seeing or observing? I know they fit together somehow, the question is how.
Aug
12
comment John 12:24--In what way does the grain of wheat die?
Thank you Dan. Any suggestions on how to re-word the question?
Aug
12
comment John 12:24--In what way does the grain of wheat die?
Depends on where your faith is! Many scholars put more faith in much less!
Aug
12
comment John 12:24--In what way does the grain of wheat die?
I got to thinking about this last night. I concluded that if Jesus said, "Most assuredly I tell you" or "Very truly" then it must be true. So I shifted my thoughts to consider in what way the grain dies. I realized that the grain must die in order for the germ to live. Thus there must be a distinction between the grain and the germ. Anyways, I am confident that the germ will not grow so long as the grain is alive.
Aug
11
comment Is Jesus Christ the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
This does not address the Grammar, but rather the Theology of the matter.
Aug
11
comment What is the true name of our creator?
Here are links to some resources concerning evidences on the Bible (right click on the blue words): 1) Bible,Evidence for. 2) The Evidence Bible. 3) Archeology and the Bible. 4) Institution for Creation Research. There are many more out there; these are just a few. Meanwhile, talk to the Creator as "Creator." Ask Him to lead you and guide you into truth.
Aug
10
comment What is the true name of our creator?
The Hebrew letter is difficult to distinguish in the font you used. Is it a vav?
Aug
8
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
I agree that Passover is the High Sabbath in the Gospel. I just do not know that the count commences the day after the Sabbath of Passover.
Aug
8
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
I understand. But I think that at the writing of Lev 26, Passover was not yet known as a day of rest. (Presuming Numbers 28:18 & Deuteronomy 16:5 which contain the instruction to not work on Passover, post date the writing of Leviticus). Moreover, if I recall correctly, though they were to not work it was not actually called a Sabbath? It seems the only Sabbath they would have known of when YHWH said to commence the counting the day after the Sabbath, would be the weekly Sabbath. Sequentially, when the sickle was put to the grain, would fall after Passover.
Aug
8
comment Does the adulterer in Matthew 5:32 cause the spouse to commit adultery or make her a victim of adultery?
OK, should I award Jack the bounty? Blessings to you in your pastorate.
Aug
8
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
It may be as you say; there is considerable connecting the dots no matter which way one looks at it. However, consider this: Contextually, the only Sabbath yet spoken of at the writing of Lev 26: 15-16, was the weekly Sabbath. Thus, it seems that would be the Sabbath they would think Him to mean. Though He did speak of Passover just prior to the instruction about when to commence the count, He did not yet instruct them to rest on Passover. This seems to suggest that sequentially, Passover would come prior to the day after the weekly Sabbath when the sickle is put to the grain.
Aug
8
comment Why is the genealogy in Luke attributed to Mary?
Quite in keeping with your concern, the article I linked to suggests that the lineage in Matthew is of Mary, Jesus Biological mother, (rather than that of Joseph as has been traditionally thought). The Aramaic word is "man" and Mr. Younan demonstrates that this can mean "husband" or "father." He explains that in order for there to be 14 generations this has to be understood as father, not husband. Thus the lineage of Matthew is more logically of Mary. The account in Matthew does then trace Jesus biological lineage through the line of David and of Solomon through Mary his mother.
Aug
7
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
Joseph, There is much discussion as to what day the counting to Pentecost begins. In observing Scripture, the Torah never says that the counting of the 50 days begins the day after Passover. While the description of it comes after the description of Passover, the Torah only says it begins the day after the Sabbath when the sickle is put to the grain. For more lengthy look at this see my answer here..
Aug
7
comment What is the meaning of τῆς παραγγελίας in 1 Tim. 1:5?
Maybe you could add the above comment into your answer to connect the dots up front.
Aug
7
comment Why is the genealogy in Luke attributed to Mary?
Have you considered this possibility?.
Aug
7
comment Why is the genealogy in Luke attributed to Mary?
You might be interested in this article.
Aug
7
comment Why does the word “void” in Romans 3:31 mean “nullify”?
Amen. Jeremiah 31:31-34, YHWH said He would establish a new covenant with Israel; He would put His law in their minds and write it on their hearts. Thus, the tablet upon which the law was written changed (stone to hearts). Isaiah 42 indicates that Jesus is given as a covenant to the people. Matthew 26:28 Jesus said the cup was His blood of the new covenant shed for many for the remission of sins. The curse of the law (consequence of sin) is no longer required of believers for Christ has taken that on himself. But the law remains and if we love him we keep His commandments.
Aug
2
comment Does the adulterer in Matthew 5:32 cause the spouse to commit adultery or make her a victim of adultery?
I think you responded to this based on my "note" in the question; this is a very well rounded answer addressing the many facets of the matter. Would you be able to include any insight about how this particular piece in Matthew 5:32 then fits into the puzzle--namely what the one who divorces for a reason other than sexual immorality causes for his wife. That still remains at the heart of the question though I do not wish to ignore or isolate it from the rest of the council of God on the matter.