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Holman Bible Dictionary
(ahm nih' ssshence) The state of being all-knowing which theology ascribes to God. Though Scripture affirms God's immeasurable understanding (Psalm 147:5
), God's omniscience is not a matter of abstract speculation. Rather, God's knowing is a matter of personal experience. God knows us intimately (Psalm 139:1-6
; Matthew 6:4
). Such knowledge is cause for alarm for the unrighteous but for confidence for God's saints (Job 23:10
; Psalm 34:15-16
; Psalm 90:8
; Proverbs 15:3
; 1 Peter 3:12
). See God
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Omniscience'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/o/omniscience.html. 1991.