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Noah Webster 1828


Noah Webster is known as quoting, “Education is useless without the Bible.”  As a result of this he utilized God’s word as a key to the meaning of words  and the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.  To emphasis how definitions have been secularized over the years I wanted to compare the definition of marriage first from Noah Webster 1828  and second from The New Lexicon Webster’s Dictionary copyright 1972 we have on our shelf here at home.


Noah Webster 1828


The act of uniting a man and woman for life…Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled.   Heb 13  …the union between Christ and his church by the covenant of grace.  Rev 19


The New Lexicon Webster’s Dictionary copyright 1972


The institution under which a man and a woman become legally united on a permanent basis…an intimate linking together


I admit it is wonderful to have the book right on my lap to leaf through, but the following is a wonderful source where you can look up words online in the Noah Webster 1828 dictionary.

Blessings in Jesus,


The bringing up, as of a child, instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties. ~Noah Webster~