Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth:
Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.
Just prior to Nebuchadnezzar invading Israel Habakkuk spoke words that would eventually be a foundation of the Christian faith. Not by works, but by faith the righteous live. Hebrews chapter 11 states many of the hero’s of faith throughout history. Today, you too are a hero, living by faith in Jesus Christ the redeemer of all who will believe in Him.
609 BC (U)
Hab 2:4b …but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness—
FAITH OR OBSERVANCE OF THE LAW
60 AD (U)
Gal 3:11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”
JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
60 AD (U)
Rom 1:17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
THE HIGH PRIEST OF A NEW COVENANT
64 AD (U)
Heb 10:38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”