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Knowledge of God: Something That Keeps on Developing

October 28, 2010

“Paul’s view of knowledge is largely determined by the Old Testament.  To know God means to be in a close personal relationship with him because he has made himself known.  There is an obedient and grateful acknowledgement of his deeds on behlaf of his people.  The knowledge of God begins with a fear of him is linked with his demands, and often is described as knowing his will.  In the Old Testament, as well as in the writing of Paul, knowledge is not a fixed [quantity] but rather something that develops in the life of people as they are obedient.”

Peter T. O’Brien, The Letter to the Ephesians, pp. 132-33.

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