What Is The Law Of First Mention In Bible?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It means to look up the first mention or use of a word or typology to understand what it is you are trying to figure out correctly.

Ex. In Isa 49:8 "Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: And I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;"

If "covenant" was something you wanted to know more about you would go to the first reference of the word, in...

Gen 6:18 "But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee."

You would then read Genesis chapter 6 to better understand how the word was used in context, and for an understanding of its usage and definition.
Stewart Pinkerton Profile
It means that the best definition of something is going to occur at the point at which it is first mentioned. Try finding *any* mention of sectarianism in the words of Jesus.
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Perry Donaldson
Perry Donaldson commented
MMS.. Genesis to revelation is gradual unfolding of revelation,when doing exegesis of unfolding revelation how can best definition be considered, only as when something like Gen.3and verse 15 for example is the first we know of what would take place 4000 years later.
Another example Ishmael seed would be against every man and every man against him and his seed.Remember Gods word is a gradual unfolding of truth, Considering Law of 1st mention definition cannot be considered.

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