Certain • Certainly • Certainties
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Certain; Certainly; Certainty
Certain; Certainly; Certainty [Heb. (’el-) nāḵôn—‘established, substantiated’] (Dt. 13:14 [MT 15]; 17:14); AV also “in very deed”; NEB also “it is shown that”; [Aram (min-) yaṣîḇ—‘established, reliable’] (Dnl. 2:8, 45); NEB SURE, “it is clear to me”; [Gk. alēthó̄s—‘truly’] (Mt. 26:73; Mk. 14:70);
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Certainty/Certitude. Certainty is the confidence that something is true. Sometimes certainty is distinguished from certitude. Certainty is objective, but certitude is subjective. A first principle or self-evident statement is objectively certain, whether a person is sure about it or not. Certitude involves
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CERTAIN; CERTAINLY; CERTAINTY<ser’-tin>, <ser’-tin-li>, <ser’tin-ti>: The rendering of some Hebrew words and forms expressive of what is definitely settled or determined.1. Translation of the Hebrew נָכוֹן‎ [nakhon], “to be established” or “fixed,” as in Deuteronomy 13:14 (Heb 15); 17:4;
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
CERTAINTY.—The ways in which ‘certainty’ is expressed in the Gospels are frequently indirect. So far, however, as certainty is expressed by direct terms, various phrases are employed for the purpose. Of these the most frequent are ἀσφαλής and its derivatives ἀσφαλίζω, ἀσφάλεια, ἀσφαλῶς. These
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Certain, Certainly, Certainty
CERTAIN, sẽr′tin, CERTAINLY, sērʹtin-li, CERTAINTY, sẽr′tin-ti: The rendering of some Heb words and forms expressive of what is definitely settled or determined.(1) Tr of the Heb נָכוֹן‎, nākhōn, “to be established” or “fixed,” as in Dt 13:14 (Heb 15); 17:4: 1 S 23:23 (cf Ex 16:4, “a certain rate