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Foreknowledge
Foreknow • Foresee
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Foreknowledge
Foreknowledge. Knowledge of things or events before they exist or happen.In the NT the Greek equivalent of “foreknowledge” appears only seven times. It refers to the Christian’s advance warning about false teachers (2 Pt 3:17); the Jews’ previous knowledge of Paul’s early life (Acts 26:4, 5); God’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Foreknow
Foreknow [Gk. proginōskō] (Rom. 8:29; 11:2); NEB KNEW BEFORE, “acknowledged of old as his own”; FOREKNOWLEDGE [Gk. prógnōsis] (Acts 2:23); NEB “plan.” These Greek terms express the concept of knowing reality before it is real and events before they occur. In the NT these terms (used also in 1 Pet.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Foreknowledge
FOREKNOWLEDGE* Knowledge of things or events before they exist or happen.In the NT the Greek equivalent of “foreknowledge” appears only seven times. It refers to the Christian’s advance warning about false teachers (2 Pt 3:17); the Jews’ previous knowledge of Paul’s early life (Acts 26:4–5); God’s previous
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Foreknowledge
Foreknowledge, divinePaul expresses the concept of divine foreknowledge with the verb proginōskō, “to foreknow.” He uses the verb twice, both times with reference to God’s activity: “Those whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son” (Rom 8:29). “ ‘God has not rejected
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Foreknowledge
ForeknowledgeGod’s knowledge of all future possibilities, contingencies, and actualities. John Calvin defined it from God’s point of view (similar to Duns Scotus): “All things always were, and perpetually remain, under his eyes, so that to his knowledge there is nothing future or past, but all things
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Foreknowledge of God
Foreknowledge of GodActs 2:23; Rom. 8:29; 11:2; 1 Pet. 1:2), one of those high attributes essentially appertaining to him the full import of which we cannot comprehend. In the most absolute sense his knowledge is infinite (1 Sam. 23:9–13; Jer. 38:17–23; 42:9–22, Matt. 11:21, 23; Acts 15:18).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Foreknowledge
FOREKNOWLEDGE - the unique knowledge of God that enables Him to know all events, including the free acts of people, before they happen.God’s foreknowledge is much more than foresight. God does not know future events and human actions because He foresees them; He knows them because He wills them to happen
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Foresight
FORESIGHT.—The interest of the student of the Gospels, and of the life of Jesus which forms their substance, in the topic of this article, is twofold. Jesus is represented in the Gospels as at once the object and the subject of the most detailed foresight. The work which He came to do was a work ordained
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Foreknowledge
ForeknowledgeThe eternal, all-inclusive, all-comprehensive knowledge God has of all creatures and events. The knowledge of God is above time. He knows all things throughout all time simultaneously. But we are limited by time. Our knowledge is gained by a succession of experiences. Thus what is eternally
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Foreknow, Foreknowledge
FOREKNOW, FOREKNOWLEDGE To know beforehand. The verb (Gk. proginosko) and the noun (Gk. prognosis) are composites formed from the prefix, pro (before) and the verb, ginosko (know, understand, perceive, be acquainted with). Scripture uses these terms to signify knowledge of events before they occur or
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
Foreknowledge
ForeknowledgeGreek expression: prognōsisPronunciation: PRAW gnoh seessStrong’s Number: 4268Key VersesActs 2:23; 1 Peter 1:2Though fortune-tellers and psychics pretend to know the future, only God has foreknowledge. The Greek term prognōsis, which means “foreknowledge,” indicates “knowledge beforehand.”
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