Affirm • Affirmation
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Affirmatives Hebrew does not use affirmative particles, but gives a positive reply either by repeating the word in question or by substituting the 1st person in the reply for the 2nd person in the question, or employing the formula: “You have said” or “You have rightly said.” Jesus used this idiom (GK.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
affirmation. In English civil law, a solemn declaration in place of an oath made by those who have conscientious objection to being sworn, either because of their religious convictions or because they have no religious belief. In the 17th cent. *Quakers suffered severe persecution for refusing to be
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AFFIRM; AFFIRMATIVES<a-fur’-ma-tivs> ([διϊσχυρίζομαι, diischurizomai]). The verb “affirm” occurs in several passages of the New Testament in the sense of “assert” (Luke 22:59; Acts 12:15; 25:19 [φάσκω, pha-sko]; Romans 3:8 [φημί, phemi]; 1 Timothy 1:7; Titus 3:8 [διαβεβαιόομαι,
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Via Affirmativa
Via Affirmativa, Via Affirmationis. These concepts represent a mystical approach to knowing God. This approach utilizes language as a means of expressing one’s love for God in terms that describe God’s character reflecting the mystic’s observation of the world as a divine creation. The epistemology of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Affirm, Affirmatives
AFFIRM, AFFIRMATIVES, a-fûrʹma-tivs (διϊσχυρίζομαι, diischurízomai): The verb “affirm” occurs in several passages of the NT in the sense of “assert” (Lk 22:59; Acts 12:15; 25:19 [φάσκω, phá-skō]; Rom 3:8 [φημί, phēmí]; 1 Tim 1:7; Titus 3:8 [διαβεβαιόομαι, diabebaióomai]. The Heb does not employ