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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, (though not on this site) 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


Jan
26
comment What basis do we have for defining Sabbatismos in Hebrews 4:9?
Thank you Jonah. I appreciate your sharing this. Welcome to BH-SE.
Jan
24
comment What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?
Mary, thank you. This is a start. It was not easy though to follow your logic because of all the other messages you were sending in your answer. I edited it in effort to draw out your thesis, logic, support, and sources by removing everything else. I encourage you to focus your answer: 1) State your thesis clearly at the top, 2) present your three main points/proofs, 3) explain them clearly and logically, step by step so we can follow them, 4) provide specific references for all Bible passages you refer to, 5) provide sources if you know of any where others have set forth this perspective.
Jan
24
comment How is genre determined?
I like how you draw attention to these fundamental genres. While your "answer" shows these genres as affirmed by Jesus, it does not show how they came to be in the first place. In my opinion, these three genres self explain how they came to be. Might I suggest that you keep the question as your primary focus, and Scripture as your secondary. First, demonstrate how these three likely emerged, examining books that fall into these categories. Then, cite the earliest sources you can find where these were referred to as such and why. Demonstrate how they were later upheld/confirmed and why.
Jan
21
comment Who's “they” in “they will mingle with the seed of men”?
Gobal Youth Evangelism, Christian Worker Bible Study on Daniel suggests that this represents democratic/ republic government in which leadership shares power with the people. Though there is some strength there is not cohesion (agreement).
Jan
20
comment What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?
Mary, Thank you for your offer; I am interested in your research. I would prefer that you share your insights here in an answer, so others can benefit as well. Be sure to include references to specific Scripture passages, cite sources, and provide links to places others can go to research this further. As you said, though not complicated, this is complex. Do not worry about your answer being too long or involved. Folks around here love to see all the steps logically laid out. I look forward to reading your answer.
Jan
15
comment How many Greek words could be used to translate the Hebrew for day of rest?
If Mary is not familiar with Hebrew, perhaps she is seeing the forms of the word as different spellings.
Jan
15
comment What does “Cursed is the man who kills his neighbour secretly.” in Deuteronomy 27:24 mean?
Actually, verse 4 demonstrates that fact even more concretely. I edited the answer to include this.
Jan
14
comment What does “Cursed is the man who kills his neighbour secretly.” in Deuteronomy 27:24 mean?
You are welcome. When you look into the law of God on murder, you find much insight as to the judgement of God on the matter. This is speaking of intentional premeditated murder. Those who accidentally killed were provided a scapegoat.
Jan
14
comment What does “Cursed is the man who kills his neighbour secretly.” in Deuteronomy 27:24 mean?
Bagpiipes, you might want to look also at the account in Genesis 9:5-7 after Noah came off the ark. God told Noah that any animal or person who shed blood of man would give account because man was made int he image of God. Thus anyone whose blood was shed; their blood would be shed. This pre-dates the Mosaic law and is inherent in Creation.
Jan
14
comment What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?
Tom, Could you add in some links to where folks can look into this further?
Jan
5
comment What basis do we have for defining Sabbatismos in Hebrews 4:9?
The line between the two is fine and only the matter of the scholars doing it and us being able to trace their work and do the same thing . . . or not.
Jan
5
comment What basis do we have for defining Sabbatismos in Hebrews 4:9?
Correct. I want to know what process the scholars use/used to ascribe meaning to or derive meaning from this word.
Jan
5
comment What basis do we have for defining Sabbatismos in Hebrews 4:9?
@ Dan, I edited out the information about the Aramaic myself as it was obviously distracting. If there are other ways you see I can make it more clear let me know.
Jan
5
comment What basis do we have for defining Sabbatismos in Hebrews 4:9?
Hey Dan, I want to know what defines this word since it is a word only occurring once in the Greek NT. I do not seek to justify any interpretation. I only want to gather facts about how to interpret the passage correctly. Like, what are the implications of the Greek ending -ismos? The root of this word is obviously Sabbath. I only included Lamasa's translation to show what work I had done in researching this myself. (I know the Aramaic sheds some light on the Greek, even though the way scholars apply the information may vary). If it confuses or diverts attention you can edit that out.
Dec
22
comment How long were the Children of Israel enslaved in Egypt?
"no evidence"? What is the account/testimony of Scripture?
Dec
22
comment Is it possible to be unbiased when interpreting Scripture?
He draws us. Humility/meekness is our part and is the only right response of the creature toward the Creator. We approach His word humbly and He opens our eyes.
Dec
22
comment Why did Elisabeth remain in seclusion in Luke 1:24?
@user2479 Are you asking how concern about miscarriage could be present when the father had received promise from God? Good point! If the father believed the message concerning John, rule out the possibility of their acting out of fear of miscarriage. It would not rule out the possibility that the mother would take special precaution to protect the child early on from infection or danger. Also, the father was unable to speak because he did not believe what was told him. Thus they may still have been fearful supporting the possibility even more. Thank you!
Dec
20
comment Does the adulterer in Matthew 5:32 cause the spouse to commit adultery or make her a victim of adultery?
@user2479, Do you understand how the pieces fit together. I have spent much time with all the passages in all the gospels pertaining to this, and with the OT law and with Paul's writings. Still this element of it alludes me. If you see how it all comes together I would welcome that in an answer just as much as an address to the word phrase immediately at hand. I will edit my question accordingly.
Dec
19
comment What is the baptism of fire?
@LukeBreuer I see. Is possible that the "you" is directed to the collective group, and He was going to do both things concerning the group, to both empower them and purge them? In such a case individual members of the group might experience one or the other, yet both would be true concerning the group, in which case, the "and" would still indicate these two vastly different actions.
Dec
19
comment What is the baptism of fire?
@LukeBreuer I think Dell is saying there are two separate baptisms spoken of concerning two different sets of people. 1--the baptism of the Holy Ghost upon the tree that brings forth fruit (the wheat that will be gathered into the barn). 2--the baptism of fire upon the tree that does not bear fruit(the chaff that will be burned with unquenchable fire).