GNOSIS

Science vs Knowledge

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    1 Timothy 6:20 (KJV)    O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

This is an answer to those who complain about the word science being replaced with the word knowledge in other versions and translations.

Yahuwah, the Father of our Savior Yahushua, is knowledge personified. He knows everything there is to know because He created everything there is. The search for understanding of knowledge of that creation is rightly called "science," but the knowledge itself is "gnosis."

The word gnosis (Strong's G1108) and derivatives appear twenty-nine times in the Greek text of the Textus Receptus. In the King James Version it is rendered as KNOWLEDGE twenty-eight times and this ONE time, 1 Timothy 6:20, it is rendered as SCIENCE.

Secular definitions

    knowl·edge (n.) 1. The state or fact of knowing. 2. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study. 3. The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned. 4. Learning; erudition. 5. Specific information about something. 6. Carnal knowledge.

    sci·ence (n.) 1.a. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. b. Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena. c. Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.
    2.Methodological activity, discipline, or study. 3. An activity that appears to require study and method.
    4. Knowledge, especially that gained through experience. 5. Science. Christian Science

Generally related Greek words and definitions

    gnwsij - knowledge
    gnwsih - knowledge
    gnwstoj - be known, friend - masc
    gnwstoh - be known, friend - fem
    gnwston - be known, friend - neut
    gnwsomai - gain knowledge - fut med
    gnwrizw - make known, discover

Words in the Greek text with definitions and locations

gnwsewj- rendered as knowledge

    Loukas (Luke) 11:52
    Rhomaios (Romans) 2:20
    Rhomaios 11:33
    Rhomaios 15:14
    1 Korinthios (Corinthians) 8:7
    1 Korinthios 12:8
    1 Korinthios 13:8
    2 Korinthios 2:14
    2 Korinthios 4:6
    2 Korinthios 10:5
    Ephesios (Ephesians) 3:19
    Philippesios (Philippians) 3:8
    Koloessus(Colossians) 2:3

gnwsewj - same as above, but rendered as science

    1 Timotheos 6:20

gnwsei - rendered as knowledge

    1 Korinthios 1:5
    1 Korinthios 8:11
    1 Korinthios 14:6
    2 Korinthios 6:6
    2 Korinthios 8:7
    2 Korinthios 11:6
    2 Keph (Peter) 1:6
    2 Keph 3:18

gnwsin - rendered as knowledge

    Loukas 1:77
    1 Korinthios 8:10
    1 Korinthios 13:2
    1 Keph 3:7
    2 Keph 1:5

gnwsij - rendered as knowledge

    1 Korinthios 8:1


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