Infinitude • Infinity
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Infinite inʹfə-nʹt. The word “infinite” does not occur in the RSV. The AV uses it only three times: Ps. 147:5, “his understanding is infinite” (Heb. ʾên mispār, lit “no number”; RSV “beyond measure”; NEB “beyond all telling”); Job 22:5, “[are not] thine iniquities infinite?” (Heb. ʾen-kēṣ, lit “no
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
INFINITY. Through the Bible does not give any abstract discussion of infinity (or of the infinitesimal), yet the simple literal concept of limitlessness in certain specified aspects of being is consistently assumed. Thus, God is omnipresent in infinite space in all dimensions. Every part of all space
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
INFINITY. Unlimited extent of space or duration or quantity. As designating an essential attribute of God the term refers to His unlimited existence, capacity, energy, and perfections.The word infinity does not occur in the Scriptures, and yet, properly understood, it is an appropriate term and necessary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
INFINITY — a theological term implying that God is not bound by time and space (Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3). God does experience everything that happens within the universe He has created. Not even a sparrow falls to the ground apart from His will. He numbers the very hairs of our head (Matt. 10:30). But at
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
INFINITE Unlimited in extent of space, duration, and quantity. Though Scripture does not use the term “infinite” to describe God, theologians have found the term a suitable summary of several attributes of God. God is not limited by space (Ps. 139:7–8); God is not limited by time; God existed before
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
INFINITY. The term infinite describes something without limits—beginningless, endless, or both. Strictly speaking, the infinite quantity can comprise events, points, causes, space, time, and more.Dating back to Aristotle, philosophers have distinguished between two types of infinities: potential infinities
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Finitude. The Latin fīnis designates a boundary or limit, an end, and thus a purpose or also death. Theologically, humans are born with certain limits that, far from reflecting God’s curse on creation after humanity’s fall into sin, count as divine gifts. Yet there is also “eternity in the human heart” (Eccles.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Infinite, Infinitude
INFINITE, inʹfin-it, INFINITUDE, in-finʹi-tūd: The word “infinite” occurs 3 t only in the text of AV (Job 22:5; Ps 147:5; Nah 3:9) and once in m (Nah 2:9).
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
INFINITY—INFINITUDE. In Greek philosophy infinitude was generally not valued, as it was associated with indeterminacy. Finitude, and thus limitedness, was associated with the idea of order and perfection. This conception, which has its roots in Pythagoreanism, Parmenides and *Plato (whereas a more positive