Acknowledge • Acknowledgment • Certify • Knowledge • Recognition
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Certify As it occurs in the AV “certify” has not the strong, specific sense “make certain,” but the broader, now obsolete sense of “make to know” (cf., e.g., Gal. 1:11).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Know, Knowledge
KNOW, KNOWLEDGEBiblical terms. The verb “to know” is used in English both of becoming acquainted and familiar with an object by experience and of gaining theoretical or general understanding in a scientific sense. In the OT the latter sense is almost entirely absent. The most common Heb. verb. yāda˓,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Know, KnowledgeThe words for “knowledge” and “knowing” in the Bible (Heb. yāḏaʿ; Gk. gin̂skō) represent significant biblical concepts that are difficult to capture with a simple definition; they have a broad range of meaning. Nevertheless, some degree of generalization is useful in an attempt to characterize
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Know, Knowledge (Heb. yāḏa˓, da˓aṯ; Gk. ginṓskō, gnṓsis, epígnōsis).† To understand, to grasp or ascertain; especially to be familiar or acquainted with a person or thing.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KNOW; KNOWLEDGE<no>, <nol’-ej> (in Hebrew chiefly יָדַע‎ [yadhà], noun דַּעַת [da`ath; in Greek [γινώσκω, ginosko], [οἰ̂δα, oida]’ “to know fully,” [ἐπιγινώσκω, epiginosko], noun [γνω̂σις, gnosis] [ἐπίγνωσις, epignosis]): Knowledge strictly is the apprehension by the mind of some fact or truth
ACKNOWLEDGE<ak-nol’-ej> ([γιγνώσκω, gignosko]): To declare that one recognizes the claims of a person or thing fully established. Both in Old Testament and New Testament expressed by various forms of the word “know” (Proverbs 3:6; Isaiah 61:9; Colossians 2:2 the King James Version). The Psalmist
CERTIFY<ser’-ti-fi>: Occurs in1. 2 Samuel 15:28 (הַגִּיד‎ [haggidh], “to show,” “announce,” from נָגַד‎ [naghadh]);2. Ezra 4:14, 16; 5:10; 7:24 (הוֹדַע‎ [hodhà], “to make known,” from יַדַע‎ [yedha’]; Aramaic for יָדַע‎ [yadhà]);3. Est 2:22 the King James Version (אָמַר‎ [’amar],
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
KnowSee also: Knowledge, p. 106 and Know, knowledge, p. 318Hebrew expression: yadaʿPronunciation: yaw DAH´Strong’s Number: 3045Key VersesIsaiah 42:25; Psalm 119:125; Hosea 2:20; 5:3; 9:7; 13:4; 14:9; Proverbs 3:6People today spend a lot of time and money in order to “know” more: higher education,
Know; Knowledge
Know, knowledgeSee also: Know, p. 105 and Knowledge, p. 106Greek expression: ginōskō, gnōsis, oidaPronunciation: gee NOH skoh; GNOH seess; OY dahStrong’s Numbers: 1097, 1108, 1492Key VersesJohn 17:3; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 14, 16; 2 Peter 1:5; 3:18The Greeks had two words for knowing, oida and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Know, Knowledge
KNOW, , KNOWLEDGE, nolʹej, nolʹij (in Heb chiefly יָדַע‎, yādhaʽ, noun דַּעַת‎, daʽath; in Gr γινώσκω, ginō̇skō, οἶδα, oída; “to know fully,”ἐπιγινώσκω, epiginō̇skō, noun γνῶσις, gnō̇sis, ἐπίγνωσις, epígnōsis): Knowledge strictly is the apprehension by the mind of some fact or truth
ACKNOWLEDGE, ak-nolʹej (γιγνώσκω, gignō̇skō): To declare that one recognizes the claims of a person or thing fully established. Both in OT and NT expressed by various forms of the word “know” (Prov 3:6; Isa 61:9; Col 2:2 AV). The Psalmist (Ps 32:5) “acknowledged” his sin, when he told God that he
CERTIFY, sẽrʹti-fī: Occurs in (1) 2 S 15:28 (הַגִּיד‎, haggīdh, “to show,” “announce,” from נָגַד‎, nāghadh); (2) Ezr 4:14, 16; 5:10; 7:24 (הוֹדַע‎, hōdha‛, “to make known,” from יְדַע‎, yedha‛; Aram. for יָדַע‎, yādha‛); (3) Est 2:22 AV (אָמַר‎, ’āmar, “to say,” “tell,” so RV); and (4) Gal 1:11 AV
Key passages
Ge 4:1

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain. And she said, “I have given birth to a man with the help of Yahweh.”

Ps 139:1–6

O Yahweh, you have searched me, and you know me. You know my sitting down and my rising up. You understand my thought from afar. You search out my wandering and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word yet on my tongue, but behold, O Yahweh, you know …

Jn 17:3

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

1 Co 8:1–3

Now concerning food sacrificed to idols, we know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone thinks he knows anything, he has not yet known as it is necessary to know. But if anyone loves God, this one is known by him.

1 Co 13:12

For now we see through a mirror indirectly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know completely, just as I have also been completely known.

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