Knowledge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.

2. (v. i.) That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.

3. (v. i.) That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.

4. (v. i.) That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.

5. (v. i.) Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.

6. (v. i.) Sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge.

7. (v. t.) To acknowledge.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KNOW; KNOWLEDGE

no, nol'-ej (in Hebrew chiefly yadha`, noun da`ath; in Greek ginosko, oida' "to know fully," epiginosko, noun gnosis epignosis): Knowledge strictly is the apprehension by the mind of some fact or truth in accordance with its real nature; in a personal relation the intellectual act is necessarily conjoined with the element of affection and will (choice, love, favor, or, conversely, repugnance, dislike, etc.). Knowledge is distinguished from "opinion" by its greater certainty. The mind is constituted with the capacity for knowledge, and the desire to possess and increase it. The character of knowledge varies with its object. The senses give knowledge of outward appearances; the intellect connects and reasons about these appearances, and arrives at general laws or truths; moral truth is apprehended through the power inherently possessed by men of distinguishing right and wrong in the light of moral principles; spiritual qualities require for their apprehension spiritual sympathy ("They are spiritually judged," 1 Corinthians 2:14). The highest knowledge possible to man is the knowledge of God, and while there is that in God's infinity which transcends man's power of comprehension (Job 11:7, 9), God is knowable in the measure in which He has revealed Himself in creation (Romans 1:19, 20, "that which is known of God," etc.), and supremely in Jesus Christ, who alone perfectly knows the Father, and reveals Him to man (Matthew 11:27). This knowledge of God in Jesus Christ is "life eternal" (John 17:3). Knowledge is affirmed of both God and man, but with the wide contrast that God's knowledge is absolute, unerring, complete, intuitive, embracing all things, past, present, and future, and searching the inmost thoughts of the heart (Psalm 139:1, 23); whereas man's is partial, imperfect, relative, gradually acquired, and largely mixed with error ("Now we see in a mirror darkly.... in part," 1 Corinthians 13:12). All these points about knowledge are amply brought out in the Scripture usage of the terms. A large part of the usage necessarily relates to natural knowledge (sometimes with a carnal connotation, as Genesis 4:1, 17), but the greatest stress also is laid on the possession of moral and spiritual knowledge (e.g. Psalm 119:66 Proverbs 1:4, 7, 22, 29; Proverbs 8:10, etc.; Luke 1:77 Romans 15:14 2 Peter 1:5, 6). The highest knowledge, as said, is the knowledge of God and Christ, and of God's will (Hosea 6:6 Romans 11:33 Ephesians 1:17; Ephesians 4:13 Philippians 1:9; Philippians 3:8 Colossians 1:9, 10, etc.). The moral conditions of spiritual knowledge are continually insisted on ("If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God," John 7:17). On the. other hand, the pride of intellectual knowledge is condemned; it must be joined with love ("Knowledge puffeth up, 1 Corinthians 8:1). The stronger term epignosis is used to denote the full and more perfect knowledge which is possessed in Christ, the conditions of which are humility and love. Of knowledge as connoting favor, choice, on the part of God, there are many examples (Psalm 1:6, Yahweh knoweth the way of the righteous"; Galatians 4:9, "know God, or rather to be known by God"; compare Romans 8:29, "whom he fore-knew").ectual knowledge as the Divine omnipotence is different from muscular strength. Consequently, the passage of this knowledge into a human intellect is impossible, and the problem of the incarnation should be stated: What effect did Divine omniscience in the person have on the conscious intellect of the manhood? There is so little help from the past to be gained in answering this question, that it must remain open at present-if, indeed, it is ever capable of a full answer. But that ignorance in the intellect of the manhood is fully consistent with omniscience in the person seems to be not merely a safe answer to the question as stated, but an inevitable answer if the true humanity of Christ is to be maintained at all.

See FOREKNOWLEDGE.

James Orr

Greek
1108. gnosis -- a knowing, knowledge
... a knowing, knowledge. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: gnosis Phonetic
Spelling: (gno'-sis) Short Definition: knowledge, doctrine, wisdom ...
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1922. epignosis -- recognition, knowledge
... recognition, knowledge. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: epignosis
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ig'-no-sis) Short Definition: knowledge, discernment ...
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4924a. sunoida -- to share the knowledge of
... 4924, 4924a. sunoida. 4924b . to share the knowledge of. Transliteration:
sunoida Short Definition: conscious. Word Origin from ...
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4691. spermologos -- a seed picker, fig. one who picks up scraps ...
... one who picks up scraps of knowledge. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration:
spermologos Phonetic Spelling: (sper-mol-og'-os) Short Definition: a babbler ...
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4747. stoicheion -- one of a row, hence a letter (of the alphabet) ...
... the elements (of knowledge). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: stoicheion
Phonetic Spelling: (stoy-khi'-on) Short Definition: a heavenly body, an ...
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4924. sunoikeo -- to share the knowledge of
... to share the knowledge of. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sunoikeo Phonetic
Spelling: (soon-oy-keh'-o) Short Definition: I dwell with, live in wedlock ...
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1990. epistemon -- knowing, skilled
... It emphasizes understanding that results from building previous knowledge, which
supports the next stage of understanding (note , "upon"). See 1987 (). ...
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4907. sunesis -- a running together, spec. understanding
... knowledge, understanding. From suniemi; a mental putting together, ie Intelligence
or (concretely) the intellect -- knowledge, understanding. see GREEK suniemi. ...
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4461. rhabbi -- my master, my teacher
... 4461 -- a rabbi; a recognized by the Jewish public for accumulating a great number
of Bible-facts, ie respected for his accumulation of knowledge. ...
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427. aneu -- without (preposition)
... Part of Speech: Preposition Transliteration: aneu Phonetic Spelling: (an'-yoo) Short
Definition: without, without the cooperation or knowledge of Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1843. dea -- knowledge, opinion
... 1842, 1843. dea. 1844 . knowledge, opinion. Transliteration: dea Phonetic
Spelling: (day'-ah) Short Definition: knowledge. Word ...
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1844. deah -- knowledge
... 1843, 1844. deah. 1845 . knowledge. Transliteration: deah Phonetic Spelling:
(day-aw') Short Definition: knowledge. Word Origin ...
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4486. manda -- knowledge, the power of knowing
... 4485, 4486. manda. 4487 . knowledge, the power of knowing. Transliteration:
manda Phonetic Spelling: (man-dah') Short Definition: knowledge. ...
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1847. daath -- knowledge
... 1846, 1847. daath. 1848 . knowledge. Transliteration: daath Phonetic Spelling:
(dah'-ath) Short Definition: knowledge. Word Origin ...
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4093. madda -- knowledge, thought
... 4092, 4093. madda or madda. 4094 . knowledge, thought. Transliteration: madda
or madda Phonetic Spelling: (mad-daw') Short Definition: knowledge. ...
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28. Abida -- "my father took knowledge," a son of Midian
... 27, 28. Abida. 29 . "my father took knowledge," a son of Midian. Transliteration:
Abida Phonetic Spelling: (ab-ee-daw') Short Definition: Abida. ...
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3045. yada -- to know
... 1), discovered (3), distinguish (1), endowed (3), experienced (4), experiences
(1), familiar friend (1), find (5), found (1), gain (1), had knowledge (1), had ...
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5869. ayin -- an eye
... eye (68), eyebrows* (1), eyelids* (1), eyes (372), eyesight (1), forehead* (5),
generous* (1), glares* (1), gleam (3), humble person* (1), knowledge (1), like ...
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998. binah -- an understanding
... knowledge, meaning, perfectly, understanding, wisdom. From biyn; understanding --
knowledge, meaning, X perfectly, understanding, wisdom. see HEBREW biyn. ...
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999. binah -- an understanding
... understanding (1). knowledge. (Aramaic) corresponding to biynah -- knowledge. see
HEBREW biynah. 998, 999. binah. 1000 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

The Way to Divine Knowledge
The Way to Divine Knowledge. <. The Way to Divine Knowledge William
Law. Table of Contents. Title Page. [Way-1-1] Humanus.� ...
//christianbookshelf.org/law/the way to divine knowledge/

Whether this Knowledge was Habitual?
... OF THE KNOWLEDGE IMPRINTED OR INFUSED IN THE SOUL OF CHRIST (SIX ARTICLES)
Whether this knowledge was habitual? Objection 1: It ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether this knowledge was habitual.htm

A Key to the Knowledge of Church History
A Key to the Knowledge of Church History. <. A Key to the Knowledge
of Church History John Henry Blunt. E-text prepared ...
//christianbookshelf.org/blunt/a key to the knowledge of church history/

The Knowledge of God
... 3. God and his creation 2. The Knowledge Of God. 'The Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.' 1 Samuel 2:2. Glorious ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/a body of divinity/2 the knowledge of god.htm

Knowledge and Peace
... THE BOOK OF JOB KNOWLEDGE AND PEACE. ... What men know of God apart from Him is dim,
shadowy, indistinct; it lacks certainty, and so is not knowledge. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/knowledge and peace.htm

Whether Knowledge is a Gift?
... OF THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether knowledge is a gift? Objection
1: It would seem that knowledge is not a gift. For ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether knowledge is a gift.htm

Whether this Knowledge is Collative?
... OF THE KNOWLEDGE IMPRINTED OR INFUSED IN THE SOUL OF CHRIST (SIX ARTICLES)
Whether this knowledge is collative? Objection 1: It ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether this knowledge is collative.htm

Whether the Knowledge of God is the Cause of Things?
... OF GOD'S KNOWLEDGE (SIXTEEN ARTICLES) Whether the knowledge of God is
the cause of things? ... But the knowledge of God is eternal. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the knowledge of god 2.htm

Preface. --The Knowledge of God is to be Sought from God.
... Book IV. Preface."The Knowledge of God is to Be Sought from God. 1. Theknowledge
of things terrestrial and celestial is commonly thought much of by men. ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/preface the knowledge of god is.htm

Whether the Gift of Knowledge is About Divine Things?
... OF THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether the gift of knowledge is
about Divine things? Objection 1: It would seem that the ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the gift of knowledge.htm

Thesaurus
Knowledge
... 4. (vi) That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill;
as, a knowledge of life. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. KNOW; KNOWLEDGE. ...
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Knowledge-surpassing (1 Occurrence)
Knowledge-surpassing. Knowledgeable, Knowledge-surpassing. Knowlege .
Multi-Version Concordance Knowledge-surpassing (1 Occurrence). ...
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Know (8133 Occurrences)
... 7. (vi) To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom,
instruction, or information; -- often with of. ... KNOW; KNOWLEDGE. ...
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Science (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Knowledge; knowledge of principles and
causes; ascertained truth of facts. 2. (n.) Accumulated ...
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Kenosis
... from the "form of God" to the "form of a servant." Elsewhere in the New Testament
it is usually taken as a matter of course that Christ's knowledge was far ...
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Samaritan (8 Occurrences)
... PENTATEUCH, THE SAMARITAN. sa-mar'-i-tan: I. KNOWLEDGE OF SAMARITAN PENTATEUCH 1.
In Older Times 2. Revived Knowledge II. ... I. Knowledge of Samaritan Pentateuch. ...
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Attain (30 Occurrences)
... to attain rest. 2. (vt) To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire. 3.
(vt) To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain. 4. (vt) To ...
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Cock's (7 Occurrences)
... 26:34 Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you that this night, before the hour of
the cock's cry, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me. ...
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Stupid (20 Occurrences)
... nothing. (DBY). Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but
he who hates reproof is stupid. (WEB NAS RSV NIV). Proverbs ...
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Anthropomorphism
... 5. Anthropomorphism and Theism 6. Symbolic Forms of Thought 7. Philosophic Pantheism
8. Anthropomorphism and Personalized or Mediated Knowledge 9. From Greek ...
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Subtopics

Knowledge

Knowledge is Pleasant

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge of Christ

Knowledge of God More than Burnt offering

Knowledge of Good and Evil

Knowledge of More Value than Gold

Knowledge of Salvation

Knowledge: "Now we Know in Part"

Knowledge: A Divine Gift

Knowledge: Desire For

Knowledge: Fools Hate

Knowledge: Key of

Knowledge: Rejected

Knowledge: Shall be Increased

Knowledge: The Earth Shall be Full of

Knowledge: The Fear (Reverence) of the Lord is the Beginning of

Knowledge: The Priest's Lips should Keep

Knowledge: Those Who Reject are Destroyed

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