The Bible Pages, key-word index, section Sardis to Sect
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Section Sardis to Sect (the other sections → key00.htm)
- Sardis (in the NT Greek Sardeis) was an inland town in what today is the western part of Asiatic Turkey. It is mentioned in Revelation 1:11, 3:1 and 3:4. The meaning of the town-name Sardeis (hai Sardeis, Sardies or Sardis), is not known with certainty.
- Some talk about “church eras”, and call one of them “the Sardis era”. It appears that the “church eras” dogma was invented by the Baptist preacher William Miller (1782–1849); at least, he was among the first to promulgate it in a more public way. → naa030.htm
Satan – Look under the heading “Devil”.
Saturn, Saturnalia, Saturnian age → (nwa050.htm)
Satyr – On the word “satyr” which some bible-translators have put into Isaiah 13:21 and 34:14. → nda030.htm
Saulos – Saulos (anglicised “Saul”) who later was called Paulos – the apostle Paul – look under the heading “Paul”.
Saved, saving – Look under the heading “Salvation”.
Saviour – Look under the heading “Jesus”.
- In Leviticus 16:8, 10 and 26, some bible-translations call the “goat for Azazel” by the name “scapegoat”. That is misleading. For the first, the “goat for Azazel” represented someone who indeed is guilty. Secondly, that goat was not let escape. It was “let go” in the meaning that it was pushed down from a high cliff, to its death. → nxa040.htm
Schoolmaster – Some bible-versions have in Galatians 3:24 and 25 the word “schoolmaster”. The Greek text has paidagôgos. The apostle Paul described the Old Covenant as a “tutor for children”. → (nca020.htm)
- The word “scripture” comes from the Latin noun scriptura, “writing”. The phrase “the scriptures” simply means “the writings”.
- Easy keys to deeper understanding of the Scriptures. → nga020.htm
- Sometimes, bible-translators have used the word “scripture” in a confusing way. Example: Some bible-versions have in Galatians 3:22 such wordings as “the Scripture locked up all under sin”. The Greek text has hê graphê which means “the writing”, but that refers to the Old Covenant with its written rules, and not to the Bible in general. (The article noa110.htm contains some notes on Galatians 3:22.)
Scythian (Colossians 3:11) → (nga010.htm, appendix 2)
Sea – The crossing of the Red Sea: Did the Israelites cross over the Gulf of Suez, or the Gulf of Aqaba? Or, was it some “reed sea” they went over, as some say? → noa060.htm
- When Jesus gave his life, the separating curtain by the entrance to the Mercy Seat in the temple was torn in two. → nba040.htm – nxa040.htm
- The Mercy Seat in the Holy of Holies was shadowed by keruwbim. What were they, and what did they look like? → nda010.htm
- What is it that God rules over, from his seat of government in Heaven? → noa010.htm
- Does Matthew 23:2 mean that the Pharisees had a right to “Moses’ seat”? → noa120.htm – noa080.htm
- Who has a “seat of Moses”, in our day? → noa120.htm – noa080.htm
- The judgment seat of Revelation 20:11. → nta060.htm
- A note: The old Greek word thronos meant “seat”. Look also under the heading “Throne”.
Sebaoth – Look under the heading “Sabaoth”.
Second – Look under the heading “2, 2nd”.
- A number of bible-translations have the word “mystery” in some NT passages. The Greek text has mustêrion which simply meant “a secret”.
- The “mystery of the ages”, the secret of God (Colossians 1:26). → nda060.htm
- “And upon her forehead was a name written: ‘Secret, Babylon the Great’” (Revelation 17). → nwa030.htm
Sect, sectarian, sects
- The English word “sect” comes from the Late Latin noun secta which meant “a way”, “road”, “beaten path” but was even used of political and philosophical groupings.
- From circa 1570s and onward, the word “sect” has also been used in the meaning “separately organised religious body”.
- Churches often use the word “sect” either of competing churches, or of splits of their own church. Some use the word “sectarian” as a by-name, of persons or things that belong to some other church than that of the person who uses that word.
- Look also under the heading “Cult”.
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