The word “holy” without direct connections with other terms in the Old Testamentis very rare. Rather, you could meet with such a determination in relation to end times. In the
New Testament, this term means the Christians. Initially it was used only with relation to members of the community in Jerusalem, and esp. to a small group who experienced Pentecost. In time it was used against the brothers of Judea, then to all the faithful; Christians participate in the holiness of God through the Holy Spirit.
The holiness of Christians, having a source of God’s choosing, demands from them a complete break with sin and pagan rites. This demand the sanctity of life, is the basis of all Christian ascetic tradition. Not based on the ideal of law, which is something external, but the dedication to the rule of Jesus Christ – Second Divine Person, God IHWH.
Acts 9, 13
13 But Ananias answered: Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints in Jerusalem.
Acts 9, 31 – 41
31 Now, the church had peace throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria: and was edified, walking in the fear of the Lord: and was filled with the consolation of the Holy Ghost. 32 And it came to pass that Peter, as he passed through, visiting all, came to the saints who dwelt at Lydda. 33 And he found there a certain man named Eneas, who had kept his bed for eight years, who was ill of the palsy. 34 And Peter said to him: Eneas, the Lord Jesus Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed. And immediately he arose. 35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him: who were converted to the Lord. 36 And in Joppe there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. 37 And it came to pass in those days that she was sick and died. Whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. 38 And forasmuch as Lydda was near to Joppe, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not be slack to come unto them. 39 And Peter rising up went with them. And when he had come, they brought him into the upper chamber. And all the widows stood about him, weeping and showing him the coats and garments which Dorcas made them. 40 And they all being put forth, Peter, kneeling down, prayed. And turning to the body, he said: Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes and, seeing Peter, sat up. 41 And giving her his hand, he lifted her up. And when he had called the saints and the widows, he presented her alive.
Romans 1, 7
7 To all that are at Rome, the beloved of God, called to be saints. Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 6, 19
19 I speak an human thing, because of the infirmity of your flesh. For as you have yielded your members to serve uncleanness and iniquity, unto iniquity: so now yield your members to serve justice, unto sanctification.
Romans 12, 1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.
Romans 15, 16
16 that I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles: sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost.
Romans 16, 2
2 That you receive her in the Lord as becomes saints and that you assist her in whatsoever business she shall have need of you. For she also has assisted many, and myself also.
1 Corinthians 1, 2
2 to the church of God that is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that invoke the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place of theirs and ours.
1 Corinthians 6, 9 – 11
9 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers: 10 Nor the effeminate nor liers with mankind nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor railers nor extortioners shall possess the kingdom of God. 11 And such some of you were. But you are washed: but you are sanctified: but you are justified: in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 16, 1
Now concerning the collections that are made for the saints: as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, so do also.
2 Corinthians 1, 1
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother: to the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints that are in all Achaia: (2)
2 Corinthians 1, 12
12 For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.
2 Corinthians 13, 12
12 Salute one another with a holy kiss. All the saints salute you.
Ephesians 2, 21
21 In whom all the building, being framed together, grows up into an holy temple in the Lord.
Ephesians 3, 5
5 which in other generations was not known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit: (6)
Ephesians 4, 30 – 5, 1
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and anger and indignation and clamour and blasphemy be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind one to another: merciful, forgiving one another, even as God has forgiven you in Christ.
Be therefore followers of God, as most dear children: (2)
Philippians 2, 17
17 Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.
Philippians 3, 10 – 14
10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that if possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4, 3
3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that you should abstain from fornication; 4 that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour,
Titus 3, 4 – 7
4 But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared: 5 Not by the works of justice which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration and renovation of the Holy Ghost. 6 Whom he has poured forth upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour: 7 That, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs according to hope of life everlasting.
1 Peter 2, 9
9 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: (10)
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– Dictionary of Biblical Theology, page: 976 – 977th.
– The Bible.
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