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Knowledge
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Knowledge
Knowledge (דַּעַת‎, da'ath; γνῶσις, gnōsis; ἐπίγνωσις, epignōsis). Refers to having understanding or familiarity. In the Old Testament, knowledge is primarily related to experience and relationship. The New Testament developed more epistemological concepts of knowledge.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Knowledge
Knowledge. Observation and recognition of objects within the range of one’s senses; acquaintance of a personal nature which includes a response of the knower.The word “know” or “knowledge” occurs more than 1600 times in the Bible. The specific connotation of the word group provides insight into the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Knowledge
KNOWLEDGE Observation and recognition of objects within the range of one’s senses; acquaintance of a personal nature that includes a response of the knower.The word “know” or “knowledge” occurs more than 1,600 times in the Bible. The specific connotation of the word group provides insight into the basic
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Knowledge
knowledge. The Hebrew term for knowledge (yada‘) carries a sense of experience, emotion, and personal relationship along with intellectual understanding. The Greek term (gnōsis) refers primarily to intelligent apprehension, but the nt tends to use the word in a manner influenced by the biblical (Hebrew)
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Knowledge
KNOWLEDGE. The Gk. ideal of knowledge was a contemplation of reality in its static and abiding being; the Heb. was primarily concerned with life in its dynamic process, and therefore conceived knowledge as an entry into relationship with the experienced world which makes demands not only on man’s understanding
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Knowledge
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
Knowledge
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.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Knowledge
Knowledge, gift of knowledgeThe term “word of knowledge” (logos gnōseōs) occurs only once in the Pauline corpus, at 1 Corinthians 12:8. There it is listed second in a catalog of nine charisms (charismata, manifestations of divine grace, or special gifts bestowed by the grace of God). While no definition
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Knowledge
KNOWLEDGE In the Bible, “knowledge” is either the possession of reliable information acquired intellectually or a personal acquaintance with another acquired experientially. Knowledge of God is our ultimate aim, and giving us that knowledge is the purpose of Scripture. Through the use of reason, it is
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Knowledge
KnowledgeKnowledge, according to the OT and NT, is attained through a personal relationship between the subject and the object to be known, rather than the Greek idea of theoretical pursuit through observation. 1. Terminology 2. Knowledge in the Old Testament 3. Knowledge in the Later New Testament
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Knowledge
KNOWLEDGE. The expression “to know” sometimes means to approve of and take delight in (Ps. 1:6; Rom. 8:29); to cherish (John 10:27); to experience (Eph. 3:19). In Job 7:10 it is used of an inanimate object: “He will not return again to his house, nor will his place know him anymore.” By a euphemism “to
Key passages
Pr 1:7

Fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction, fools despise.

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

Now concerning food sacrificed to idols, we know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

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.

Ga 4:8–9

But at that time when you did not know God, you were enslaved to the things which by nature are not gods. But now, because you have come to know God, or rather have come to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental spirits? Do you …

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