epignósis: recognition, knowledgeOriginal Word: ἐπίγνωσις, εως, ἡPart of Speech:
knowledge, discernment, recognitionDefinition:
knowledge of a particular point (directed towards a particular object); perception, discernment, recognition, intuition.
Cognate: 1922 epígnōsis (from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting" which intensifies 1108 /gnṓsis, "knowledge gained through first-hand relationship") – properly, "contact-knowledge" that is appropriate ("apt, fitting") to first-hand, experiential knowing. This is defined by the individual context. See 1921 (epignōskō).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
recognition, knowledgeNASB Translation
acknowledge* (1), knowledge (14), real knowledge (1), true knowledge (4).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1922: ἐπίγνωσιςἐπίγνωσις
, which see (cf. also Lightfoot
on Colossians 1:9
, § 75 at the end)), precise and correct knowledge
; used in the N. T. of the knowledge of things ethical and divine: absolutely, Philippians 1:9
; Colossians 3:10
; κατ' ἐπίγνωσιν
, Romans 10:2
; with the genitive of the thing known, Colossians 1:9
; Colossians 2:2
; Philemon 1:6
; τῆς ἀληθείας
, 1 Timothy 2:4
; 2 Timothy 2:25
; 2 Timothy 3:7
; Titus 1:1
; Hebrews 10:26
; τῆς ἁμαρτίας
, Romans 3:20
; with the genitive of the person known; — of God, especially the knowledge of his holy will and of the blessings which he has bestowed and constantly bestows on men through Christ: Ephesians 1:17
; Colossians 1:10
; 2 Peter 1:2
; of Christ, i. e. the true knowledge of Christ's nature, dignity, benefits: Ephesians 4:13
; 2 Peter 1:8
; 2 Peter 2:20
; of God and Christ: 2 Peter 1:2
; Θεόν ἔχειν ἐν ἐπιγνώσει
i. e. to keep the knowledge of the one true God which has illumined the soul, Romans 1:28
, (others); the Sept.
occasionally for דַּעַת
; 2 Macc. 9:11.)<1>
From epiginosko; recognition, i.e. (by implication) full discernment, acknowledgement -- (ac-)knowledge(-ing, - ment).
see GREEK epiginosko