Greek word – “proginosko”

1)      On page 693 of The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, Vol. 1, by Dr. Colin Brown, it states that “foreknow” in Romans 8:29 and Romans 11:2 means “to choose beforehand”.

2)      On pages 1025 and 1026 of The New Bible Dictionary by Dr. J.D. Douglas, it states that foreknowledge is equated with fore-ordination (Acts 2:23), and that those people elected by God for salvation can only respond to the gospel because of the saving grace God gives them from eternity past, which is based on God’s choice alone and nothing to do with man or anything about the man.

3)      On page 35 of Wuest’s Word Studies in the Greek New Testament, Vol. 3, “Vocabulary”, Dr. Kenneth Wuest states that “foreknowledge”, when used of God, signifies more than merely the fact of knowing something beforehand, but of determining the destiny of someone (Acts 2:23; Rom. 8:29; 11:2; 1 Pet. 1:2).

4)      On page 345 of The New Analytical Greek Lexicon by Dr. W.J. Perschbacher, it states that “foreknowledge” in Rom. 8:29 and Rom. 11:2 means “to appoint as the subjects of future privileges.”

5)      On page 538 of Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, it states that “foreknowledge” means “prearrangement”.

6)      On page 183 of the Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament by Dr. F. Wilbur Gingrich, it states that “foreknowledge” means to “choose beforehand” (Rom. 8:29; 11:2).

7)      On page 342 of The Analytical Greek Lexicon Revised by H.K. Moulton, it states that “foreknowledge” in Rom. 8:29 and 11:2 means “to appoint as the subjects of future privileges.”

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