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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
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).
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
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
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
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
comment What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?
Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to share your insights. I see Dan has directed you to our site tour. I have found the following core to this site in regard to answers. 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. While it is important to apply Scripture to our lives, this site focuses on what the text means, not what difference it makes. These should get you off to a fairly good start.
Mar
17
comment “How did Jesus' ”teaching with authority“ differ from the Scribes?”
Hello Jason, it looks like you have been introduced to the site tour already. Welcome! Here are the core essentials I have discovered for BH-SE. With Questions--Start with the text; state the question; show that you have done some work on it already. For Answers--keep the text the focus with the question in mind; show your work step by step; support all assertions with credible sources using references/links/citations; stop short of application. You can strengthen this particular post by supporting your assertions from credible sources.
Mar
17
comment On what basis do translators translate echad in Daniel 10:13 to be one instead of first?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange (BH-SE)! Thank you for your contribution. I edited it a little; but you are free to roll back any edit on your posts, using the "edited" link. Please take a moment to fill out your profile page so we can get to know you a little and be sure to take our site tour which will introduce you to the unique facets of the forum. If you have any questions feel free to ask in The Library (Chat).
Mar
17
comment “You are gods” in John 10:30-36
Hello Robert. I am glad you found BH-SE. I edited your post a little. You can use the "edited" link just below your post to roll back edits. And you can edit further using the "edit" link on the bottom left corner of your post. Bible Hub's interlinear is another great tool, though it does not serve your purpose for this post. If you have any questions feel free to ping me in the comment section by typing @Sarah. After you earn 10 reputation points you can ask in The library (Chat).
Mar
17
comment Was it in “Elizabeth's sixth month of pregnancy” or just “in the sixth month”?
@AndrewLeach, according to YHWH (Exodus 12:2), the first month for the Hebrews is Abib, the month in which Passover falls).
Mar
14
comment Does the Holy Spirit have a name
This is a good question. How folks approach it has lead to considerable doctrinal dissension in Christendom. This may be the cause for pause amongst some as to whether it is on topic here. None the less, your question appears to be in keeping with the guidelines of the forum. It stems from a particular text (is not rooted in doctrine). It seeks to know what the text/portion of the text means. It does not involve application. And, it is answerable, though answers may be diverse. Answers, however, will need to be logical, show their work, and all assertions will need to be well supported.
Mar
13
comment What is “the Lord's Day” in Revelation 1:10?
This is just what I was looking for. Thank you again!
Mar
7
comment Are there two different types of “tongues” spoken about in the NT?
I edited your post in hopes to avoid its being closed. Those who edit are usually trying to help you; however, you are free to roll back any edit of your posts. Please take a moment to review the reasons I gave for the edit. That and my above post should provide you with some basic principles to edit your own post and make it appropriate for this forum. I look forward to seeing your future posts.
Mar
7
comment Are there two different types of “tongues” spoken about in the NT?
Hello, Welcome to BH-SE. This forum is somewhat unique. I see your interest is in sound doctrine, mine too! While hopefully what you contribute and find here will be sound, the purpose of the forum is to explore the meaning of Scripture by observing language, text, context, etc. The forum does not deal with how the text applies today. Questions begin with a particular passage, avoid doctrinal premise and do not seek application. Answers begin with the text, show each logical step toward an answer to the question, support assertions with credible sources, and stop short of application. :)
Mar
5
comment What basis do we have for defining Sabbatismos in Hebrews 4:9?
Dan, your inquiries on this intrigue me as to what you had brewing. Sometime if you have the time (and I do know you are busy) I would truly be interested in your response, unless the information has already been posted sufficiently by another.
Mar
2
comment Is “breath of life” in Genesis 2:7 is the same as spirit?
Welcome to BH-SE. I edited you answer. Please take a moment to review the edit and the reasons I listed for them. You are free to roll back edits on any of your own posts. However, those who edit are endeavoring to help improve your post for this site. This answer would be even stronger if you provide a focused confident answer from your own perspective (with textual, contextual support and citations), carefully showing your work (the logic from one step to another). Avoid responding to or refuting another answer as it only clutters and distracts from your own answer.
Feb
25
comment “the first day of the week” in 1 Corinthians 16:2
It is from his commentary in the Companion Bible. Let me just ask this, What specifically did you want to know when you posted this question? Did you want to know if it is possible that this is the Sabbath or that this is the first day of 50 days counting toward 7 Sabbaths?
Feb
25
comment “the first day of the week” in 1 Corinthians 16:2
Bullingers comment on Mark 16:1&2 indicates this "first day" came after the weekly Sabbath had passed, thus, not a Sabbath. Commenting on John 20:1 he translates the phrase as "the first (day) of the Sabbaths (pl)" equating it with the passages in Mark 16:2 & Luke 24:1. He explains, "Lev. 28:15-17 shows that this "first day" is the first of the days for reckoning the seven Sabbaths to Pentecost." This would be the first day of 50 days in counting 7 Sabbaths. He continues, "On this day, therefore the Lord became the firstfurits (v 10,11) of Gods' resurrection harvest (I Cor. 15:23)."