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Truth
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1. Biblical Aspects

1.1. OT

The Heb. word for truth is ʾemet, indicating something firm, reliable, and trustworthy or durable. True words or events may be denoted (Deut. 22:20; 1 Kgs. 10:6), or authentic guarantees (Josh. 2:12). The truth may be that of a revelation (Dan. 10:1) or of wisdom (Prov. 22:21). The antithesis is what is false, deceptive, or unstable. Those who tell the truth are people of truth (Gen. 42:16). The reference may be to the truth of their statements or to their inner truthfulness (1 Kg…

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Editors, The and Padgett, Alan G., “Truth”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.90>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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