God Limits The Knowledge Of Knowledge In The Hebrew Bible

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Knowledge is describe as facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. (Oxford Dictionary pg. 1) God limits the knowledge of his doings a great amount in the Hebrew Bible, but specifically in the Old Testament. In the Old Testament, many stories, such as Adam and Eve or Job, reveals how God limits knowledge from his people. The question is, why does God limits knowledge from his people? God is said to know everything and the world and loves his people; so why keep them in the dark from certain things? The Limit of knowledge of His doings is used by God to reveal his power as well as to show what genuine faith and free willed obedience truly is. …show more content…
Soon after God had deliver Isaac to Abraham and Sarah he was planning to test him. “And it happened after theses things that God tested Abraham.” (Hebrew Bible pp.105) The Hebrew Bible states how God requested Abraham to go land of Moriah, takes is only born son Isaac and offer him as a burnt sacrifice. God didn’t let Abraham know why he commanded him of this and that this would be the beginning of his test of faith. With no hesitation, no question, and no knowledge of why God requested this task he got up early the next morning and went on his way with his son. “And Abraham rose early that morning and saddled his donkey…” (Hebrew Bible pp.105) This showed how much devotion and obedience Abraham had for …show more content…
“You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.”(The Bible Gateway, Job 1:10-11) God agreed to test his faith by putting him through a series of test, such as taking his children away and taking all of his riches. When Job does question God of his works, He never gives job a reason of why he going through all these trials. This is another of example of how God does unresonable works. God actual lashes out on Job for not trusting what his doings are justified. In Wes Morriston, article “God’s answer to Job” he discussed ho God’s answer doesn’t necessarily discredit God intentions of Job. He states “The point here is that the reason for Job 's suffering is something entirely beyond his ken, so that the fact that he can 't see what sort of reason God might have for permitting his suffering doesn 't at all tend to show that God has no reason…” (Morriston 1) In other words He writes about how Gods reasons do not always need to be reveals to his followers but just need to stay beyond their

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