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Holman Bible Dictionary

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Infinite, Infinitude
Hebrew - infinite
Hebrew - infinite
Hebrew - infinite

Unlimited in extent of space, duration, and quantity. Though scripture does not use the term infinite to describe God, theologians have found the term a suitable summary of several attributes of God. God is not limited by space, (Psalms 139:7-8). God is not limited by time: God existed before the creation (Genesis 1:1); the ordering of time is part of God's creative activity (Genesis 1:5). Because God is spirit (John 4:24), God cannot be quantified like a material object. God is regarded as infinite in many other qualities: God's steadfast love endures forever (Psalms 100:5); God's knowledge extends to the fall of a single sparrow and the number of hairs on our heads (Matthew 10:29-30; compare Psalms 139:1-6); God is “the Almighty” (Genesis 17:1; Exodus 6:3).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'INFINITE'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


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