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Acquaint; Acquaintance

ACQUAINT; ACQUAINTANCE

a-kwant', a-kwan'-tans (gnostoi):

Terms referring to various degrees of knowledge, but implying more or less detailed information; applied to God's omniscience (Psalms 139:3), to the grief of the Suffering Servant of Yahweh (Isaiah 53:3), and to the knowledge which man should have of God. The noun in the concrete, unless limited by a qualifying term, means more than one who has been known simply in passing, and implies a degree of intimacy, as may be seen in Luke 2:44; 23:49; 2 Kings 12:5.

H. E. Jacobs


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ACQUAINT; ACQUAINTANCE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.