“Education is useless without the Bible.”~Noah Webster
Did you know that Noah Webster, the man who wrote our American Dictionary, defined words by using their biblical definitions? That’s right, BIBLICAL definitions. Noah used the King James Bible to write our American Dictionary. He was a Christian with high religious and political views. He spent over 25 years studying words and their definitions, along with his studies in Hebrew and Greek and many other fields of interest he did throughout his life. He went to law school at Yale, worked on newspapers, and magazines. He is a founding father of our nation who helped to shape our U.S. Constitution. Our U.S. Constitution!! However, it seems that many people do not even take his definitions as fact anymore.
I have recently been, basically, called dumb by more than one person for using a definition from the Webster Dictionary and told that it was not the correct definition. I grew up with a Webster. I read out of a Webster. I used Webster all through school and still use a Webster. My kids use a Webster. Now, I understand that new words come into play every day so, there is need to keep up with the times and publish new dictionaries. However, original meanings should stay the same. One day will we learn that red is actually blue? Or maybe a chair is really a drinking vessel? The people who want to change the original meanings are probably those kids who changed the rules in the middle of the game just for their own benefit. Come on, you know kids like that. Those are the kids who grew up and want to change our U.S. Constitution. Excuse me, MODERNIZE our U.S. Constitution. What a joke.
I was told by one person that the definition I used was no longer the same as it was in 1611. WHAT?? I used the current definition which, thankfully, is the same as it was in 1828. That happens to be the year our first American Dictionary was published with words and their BIBLICAL meanings. Webster wrote our American Dictionary to ensure that the words of the King James Bible contained the original meaning forever. They go hand and hand.
There is no doubt in my mind that the definition I used for a biblical word was the correct definition. Many people are picky about a certain bible they read, as you should be since the changing, or MODERNIZING of the bible omits many important factors and adds false doctrine to justify the reader’s actions. Still, people aren’t as picky about other learning tools. Funny, isn’t it?