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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
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.
Jul
19
comment “the first day of the week” in 1 Corinthians 16:2
Welch says that the readers might think "there is no evidence given for the 'twelve days' that this view necessitates." Note however, that Welch quotes from Bullinger's note on Acts 20:7. Keep in mind, scholars place the writing of the Book of Acts between 60 AD to 150 AD. Bullinger likely believed the event recounted in Acts took place in the year AD 57. In Acts 20:7, we see Paul left after the feast of unleavened bread (7 days), sailed for 5 days, then gathered with the disciples on “day one belonging to the Sabbaths.” 7+ 5 = 12.
Mar
24
comment How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
fdb. You said, "Let us assume that Noah was born on the first day of the year and that he begat Shem on his 500th birthday. Shem would then have been born when Noah was 500 years and 9 months old." It sounds like you are saying here that begat means conception and thus at 500, 9mo Shem would be born. Do you think yelad = birth or conception?
Mar
23
comment What day of the week was the Pentecost in Acts 2?
Thank you for sharing this insight. What bearing does this have on which day of the week Pentecost fell on as recorded in Acts 2? Please edit your answer to include this and show how the one logically leads to the other. Here are the basic requirements for answers on this site: 1) focus on the text; 2) show all work logically, step by step; 3) support every assertion with quotes/link/citation to credible sources; 4) stop short of application (this site deals with what the text means, not what difference it makes); 5) be sure to answer the question. That should get you off to a good start.
Mar
20
comment What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law?
Hello Raphael. Welcome to BH-SE. I see your first post was not met with such a warm welcome. Sorry. If I knew how to help you improve your post I would. I have discovered that it is usually futile to ask why folks DV. If they want to share they usually leave a comment. You do have access to the Library (Chat) though. It is often more fruitful to inquire there how you might improve your answer for this forum. Some of the more seasoned members should be able to give you some good feedback.
Mar
20
comment Does Genesis 7:6 chronologically follow Genesis 7:11?
Welcome to BH-SE! You make some helpful observations. Thank you. Perhaps we shall see more from you (on breaks between web designing and your PhD studies of course!)
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
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
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).