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What is “knowledge”?

On facebook I asked the question, “What is ‘knowledge’?”

This is a question which would at first seem so simple, but in today’s world it would appear to be an unknown. I have studied on this for a number of weeks and am still puzzling out the definition and application of this term.

I hope that this turns into a discussion. Add to the comments.  Facebook input is included the  below:

‎”know (ing) there is a “ledge”. 🙂 – lds
Knowledge is knowing, wisdom is acting upon that knowledge. – mkh
07-17-2010
Examples of attempts at application, questioning, and definition.

The Bible says “in the beginning, God created”, not in the beginning the goo oozed and then the Big Bang. -tm
The Bible says God formed man out of the dust of the earth and breathed life into his nostrils, not that man evolved from an ape. I don’t even see a mention of ape in the forming of man. -tm
The Bible says “in the beginning, God created”, not in the beginning the goo oozed and then the Big Bang. -tm
The Bible says God formed man out of the dust of the earth and breathed life into his nostrils, not that man evolved from an ape. I don’t even see a mention of ape in the forming of man. -tm
If the fear of the LORD is the “beginning” of knowledge, what is the full acquisition of knowledge? In other words, when does one fully arrive in the knowledge area? -tm
Knowledge is just the acquiring of information unless one FEARS the LORD. -tm

1 Corinthians 13:12 “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. ” I think that..Biblically.. the consummation of knowledge will be only when we see Jesus face to face and our sanctification is complete in Heaven. -jk

like that answer…but narrow it to our earthly pilgrimage. -tm
Well, I’m not certain that a person can “fully arrive in the knowledge area” this side of Heaven. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come,”(John 16:13) & “All Scripture is given by … See More inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16) I believe that the Word of God is all that God intends for us to know of Himself..this side of Heaven and that any knowledge not seen through the lens of Scripture and exposed by the Spirit will be skewed. Again, I’m not sure we ever “arrive”. Even in Heaven, I don’t think we will ever exhaust all there is to know of our God. As to our earthly pilgrimage, I believe we are to strive to know and enjoy more of Him every single day. -jk