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The last letter of the Hebrew alphabet is called Tau, and it has the power of the Roman T. In its present form n, in the square character now in use, it has no resemblance to a cross; but in the ancient Hebrew alphabet, its figure X, or +, was that of a cross. Hence, when it is said, in the vision of Ezekiel (ix, 4) "Go through the midst of the city, and set a mark (in the original"n, tau) upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof"- which mark was to distinguish them as persons to be saved, on account of their sorrow for sin, from those who, as idolaters, were to be slain-the evident allusion is to a cross. The form of this cross was X or +, a form familiar to the people of that day.

It is significant to me in that it not only corresponds to the 1st letter of my name, but it corresponds to the One Who Saves us(The Aleph and the Tav) and His Work in redemption; which became real for me in Mar. 29, 1976 and has been real since.


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comment Are the twenty-four elders of Revelation 4-5 angels or humans?
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comment Is the term God the son a biblical term? If so where is it mentioned
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reviewed Leave Open Plants created before the sun?
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comment Plants created before the sun?
@All Apparently there is a dimension of "light" that differs from the sun that God created..
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reviewed No Action Needed What are the genders of the people listed in Nehemiah 8:4 and 8:7
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comment Is the use of the smallest possible example meant to indicate a complete absence of faith in Jesus sayings related to mustard seeds?
@Caleb I took exception because 1) the OP had put forth effort and edited his original question, which was borderline "prescriptive". There was no attempt on the part of those at that particular time to explain their VTC; I assumed it was because of that reason. 2) Then there are 5 VTC's over "Systematic Theology", a point which had absolutely no bearing and even you admitted was the wrong reason. So, if folks are going to 'throw the penalty flag', A) They should make the OP aware of the infraction, B) They should understand what the infractions are and contribute to a positive outcome.
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comment Is the use of the smallest possible example meant to indicate a complete absence of faith in Jesus sayings related to mustard seeds?
@All I am at a loss to explain how a question which asks for the scriptural definition of faith as compared to a mustard seed, one that originates from the text and can be answered by the text, descends into a systemic theological discussion. Do you mean there are systematic theologies without faith? I understand the dupe concern-perhaps the OP can clarify whether or not what he is asking has been answered before. But "systematic theology"....Really??????
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comment Could saying that Melchizedek was “without beginning of days or end of life” possibly be a textual error?
Excuse my mispelling of "summarize". However, you could "winterize" your answer if it would help explain your points ;-)
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comment What was sinful about the acts that Jesus was tempted to perform?
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comment What was sinful about the acts that Jesus was tempted to perform?
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comment Is the use of the smallest possible example meant to indicate a complete absence of faith in Jesus sayings related to mustard seeds?
@PaulDean I love this question-but understand that 2 VTC's have been assigned to it(I'm not one of them). Neither VTC has commented as to why(not the way I do things, but I can't change it). The "Fear" is that any answer would be "prescriptive", and therefore outside of Site Directives. Can you tweak this question to ask for "scriptural understanding"=On Topic, vs "application"=Off Topic, better handled on a Forum site where subjective inferences can be used? Thank you!
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reviewed Leave Open Is the use of the smallest possible example meant to indicate a complete absence of faith in Jesus sayings related to mustard seeds?
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reviewed Reviewed Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
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comment Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
@Drake I'm afraid Bruce Alderman has pointed out the obvious-see "Gone Quiet's" response to note the discrepency. Thank you!
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comment Did Abraham leave Haran before or after his father died?
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reviewed Reviewed What does the Greek word κύριος mean in 1 Cor. 12:3?
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comment What does the Greek word κύριος mean in 1 Cor. 12:3?
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reviewed Reviewed Could saying that Melchizedek was “without beginning of days or end of life” possibly be a textual error?
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comment Could saying that Melchizedek was “without beginning of days or end of life” possibly be a textual error?
Your point is taken, but there are numerous 'holes' in your explanation. You're going to need to 'connect the dots' before you summerize a conclusion. Re-read your answer, from the point of view of having no idea what you are talking about, and see if it makes sense. If you do that, I think you will see the need to include more 'steps' in arriving at your conclusion, as well as references to illustrate them. Thank you!