Some Notes on Scriptural Epistemology Pt.5

Shared from Involuted Speculations, a snippet.

What is taken for granted in the preceding section is the fact that the x iff y is known immediately by man. That is to say: There is no condition which must be met in order for x iff y to be known. Immediate knowledge can be observed in other places in Scripture. We have already mentioned the fall narrative of Genesis 3, but we can include other events. For example, the impartation of the knowledge of Ham’s sin to Noah is recorded in Gen 9:23-25. There is no mention of how he came to know Ham’s sin. Rather, the language is curiously similar to that which we find in Gen 3:7a. Observe:

(a.)Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked.

(b.)Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his youngest son had done to him…[1]

The Hebrew word used in both instances is the same (יָדַע, yadah’), and has a large semantic domain covering literal as well as figurative uses of the word


Source: Some Notes on Scriptural Epistemology Pt.5