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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Belief

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BELIEF . Older Eng. (akin to lief and love ) for the Lat.-French ‘faith,’ which displaced it in AV [Note: Authorized Version.] everywhere except in 2 Thessalonians 2:13 . RV [Note: Revised Version.] follows AV [Note: Authorized Version.] except in Romans 10:16 f., where it restores ‘belief,’ after Tindale, in continuity with ‘believe.’ ‘Unbelief held its ground as the antonym ( Matthew 13:58 , etc., Romans 3:3 etc.). In modern Eng., ‘faith’ signifies ethical, ‘belief’ intellectual, credence: ‘faith,’ trust in a person; ‘belief,’ recognition of a fact or truth beyond the sphere of sensible observation or demonstrative proof. See Faith.

G. G. Findlay.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Belief'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/b/belief.html. 1909.

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