essay: Knowledge (epignosis)

July 31, 2015

. The following is a list of passages in which the word is used.

4. Eph. 1:17, “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a lifestyle of
wisdom and of revelation through knowledge (epignosis) of Him.”
5. Eph. 4:13, “until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and a knowledge (epignosis) of
the Son of God into a mature man into the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of
6. Philippians 1:9, “Now, this I make it a habit to pray that your divine-love might continue to flourish
yet more and more by means of a total knowledge (epignosis).”
7. Col. 1:9-10, “For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you
and to ask that you may be filled with knowledge (epignosis) of His will in all spiritual
wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in
all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the accurate knowledge of God.”
8. Col. 2:2, “that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together by means of divine-love,
and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a knowledge (epignosis) of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself.”
9. Col. 3:10, “and have put on the new self, the one being renewed for a knowledge
(epignosis) according to the image of the One who created him.”
10. 1 Tim. 2:4, “who desires all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge (epignosis) of
the truth.”
11. 2 Ti. 2:25, “with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them a
change of mind leading to a knowledge (epignosis) of the truth.”
12. 2 Ti. 3:7, “always learning and never able to come to a knowledge (epignosis) of the
13. Tit. 1:1, “Paul, a bond-servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of
God and a knowledge (epignosis) of the truth which is according to spirituality.”
14. Phm. 1:6, “and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through a
knowledge (epignosis) of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake.”
15. Heb. 10:26, “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving a knowledge (epignosis) of
the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.”
16. 2 Pe. 1:2-3, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you by means of  knowledge (epignosis)
of God even Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to
life and spirituality, through an experiential knowledge (epignosis) of the One having called us by His
own glory and excellence.”
17. 2 Pe. 1:8, “For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor
unfruitful with respect to a knowledge (epignosis) of our Lord Jesus Christ.”