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Be Ye Holy
Chapter 1:
Holiness — The Foundation of Separation


1Samuel P. Tregelles, Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, n.d.), p. 725. (return to article)

2Ibid. (return to article)

3Francis Brown, S. R. Driver, and Charles A. Briggs, A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979), p. 871. (return to article)

4Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner, Lexicon In Veteris Testamenti Libros (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1951), pp. 825-27. (return to article)

5Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1941), p. 73. (return to article)

6Koehler and Baumgartner, p. 825. (return to article)

7Julius Fuerst, A Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament (London: Williams and Norgate, 1871), p. 1221. (return to article)

8For a detailed discussion of the meaning and usages of the Old Testament and New Testament words for holiness, see Appendix A, pp. 105-15. (return to article)

9W. E. Vine, Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words (McLean: MacDonald Publishing Company, n.d.), pp. 565-67. (return to article)

10Robert Baker Girdlestone, Synonyms of the Old Testament (Reprint ed., Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976), p. 179. (return to article)

11Richard Chenevix Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1963), p. 331. (return to article)

12See Appendix I. (return to article)

13Charles C. Ryrie, Basic Theology (Wheaton: Victor Books, 1986), p. 38. (return to article)

14Augustus Hopkins Strong, Systematic Theology (Valley Forge, Pa.: Judson Press, 1907), p. 268. (return to article)

15George Christian Knapp, Lectures on Christian Theology (Philadelphia: J. W. Moore, 1851), p. 116. (return to article)

16Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity (Reprint ed., London: Banner of Truth Trust, 1970), p. 83. (return to article)

17William G. T. Shedd, Dogmatic Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, n.d.), 1:362. (return to article)

18Carl E. Armerding, "Habakkuk," Frank E. Gaebelein, ed., The Expositor's Bible Commentary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1985), 7:505. (return to article)

19Louis Goldberg, "chalal (transliteration)" R. Laird Harris, ed. Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (Chicago: Moody Press, 1980), 1:304. (return to article)

20John Randolph Jaeggli, "An Historical-Theological Analysis of the Holy One of Israel in Isaiah Forty Through Sixty-Six" (Ph.D. Dissertation, Bob Jones University, 1987), p. 155. (return to article)

21Strong, p. 273. (return to article)

22Watson, p. 83. (return to article)

23The glory of God is a subject all its own, but one which must be comprehended. Thomas L. Zempel. "A Biblical Approach To Understanding the Physical Handicap of Down's Syndrome" (D.Min. Project, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1990), pp. 16-19, shows that the Old Testament meaning of glory is "heavy" or "weighty." Applied to a person it speaks of "substance," thus the honor or dignity which gives a person importance. Therefore, God's glory is His honor, or His worth. Beyond Zempel's study, there are several salient facts to note: (1) God's glory is the manifestation of His presence with men. This presence is usually revealed in Scripture by a brilliant light (see Exod. 24:16-17; 33:18-23; 34:29-35; II Chron. 7:1-3; Luke 2:9; I Tim. 6:16; Rev. 21:3, 23). (2) God's glory is the honor, or praise that is due His name (Isa. 42:8). (3) Man's sinfulness is directly related to his failure to glorify his Creator (Rom. 1:21, 24). (4) God revealed His glory in the incarnation of Christ (John 1:14; Heb. 1:1-3). (5) The glory of God, revealed in Christ, comes through the gospel to save men (II Cor. 4:3-6). (6) Redeemed man is to live for the glory of God (Matt. 5:16; I Cor. 10:31; I Pet. 4:11). (7) Eternal glory awaits the redeemed (II Cor. 4:17). (return to article)

24Girdlestone, p. 178. (return to article)

25J. Stanley Chestnut, The Old Testament Understanding of God (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1968), p. 133. (return to article)

26Ibid. (return to article)

27John Miley, Systematic Theology (New York: Eaton and Mains, 1892), 1:199. (return to article)

28Jaeggli, p. 46. (return to article)

29William Burt Pope, A Compendium of Christian Theology (New York: Phillips and Hunt, n.d.), 1:334. (return to article)

30Henry C. Thiessen, Lectures in Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1949), p. 124. (return to article)

31Lindsell, p. 11. (return to article)

32Ernest Pickering, Biblical Separation: The Struggle for a Pure Church (Schaumburg: Regular Baptist Press, 1979), p. 173. (return to article)


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