"KNOW", "KNOWLEDGE", ETC. This Is Appendix 132 From The Companion Bible.
I. The Verb.i oida = to know (intuitively) without effort, to understand. No. i. is subjective, while No. ii. is objective. ii. ginosko = to know (by experience, or effort); to acquire knowledge, become acquainted with; hence, to come or get to know, learn, perceive. See John 1:48. 1John 5:20. Ephesians 5:5. iii. epi-ginosko. No. ii. with epi = upon (Appendix 104. ix); to know thereupon, to become thoroughly acquainted with; to know thoroughly and accurately, recognize. See 1Corinthians 13:12. iv. pro-ginosko. No. ii. with pro (Appendix 104. xiv) = to get to know beforehand, to foreknow.
v. epistamai =
and thus have a knowledge of
anything by proximity to it,
or as the result of prolonged attention;
in contrast with the process
of getting to know it,
or with a mere casual,
dilettante acquaintance with it.
and see note on
II. The Noun.i. gnosis = knowledge acquired by learning, effort, or experience. The result of No. ii, above. ii. epignosis = precise or further knowledge, thorough acquaintance with; true knowledge. iii. sunesis = native insight, understanding, capacity to apprehend; used of reflective thought, while sophia (wisdom) is used of productive thought.