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Faithfulness, Divine and Human
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[German Version]

Faithfulness is an attribute of God (Divine attributes); it is what makes God God – truth and authenticity (Mal 3:6). In the Old Testament, trust is directed toward God's covenant (II) with humans. It describes God's faithful stance toward man (Hos 2:14–21). He is the one whose words do not pass away (Isa 40:8). The reference to God's covenant, preserved by his faithfulness, points to the trustworthiness of God's pledge which endures forever as the basis of human trust, irrespective of the human response (Isa…

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Gräb-Schmidt, Elisabeth, “Faithfulness, Divine and Human”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_125174>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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