Author’s note: This is the second post in a short series of posts dealing with The Holiness of God. You can read the first post here.
Proper word study is the key to understanding the original meaning of a word the author intended, as well as the original understanding of that word by the recipient. Before we begin our discussion on the holiness of God and the implications that has on His children, we must first determine the proper understanding of the original Hebrew and Greek words used to describe God as being holy.
The original word used for holy in Hebrew is qadosh; it translates as holy, Holy One, sacred, saint, and set apart. In the Old Testament, there are many terms used for holiness in the original Hebrew language. The verb qadas translates to be hallowed, holy, sanctified, consecrate, prepare, and to dedicate. The…
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