The act of publicly affirming something or someone, usually with a view to declaring trustworthiness. God confirmed his covenants, oaths and promises to emphasise his intention to fulfil them and he confirms the gospel to demonstrate its truthfulness.
See alsoNu 30:1-16 A vow made by a woman could be either confirmed or nullified by her father or husband.
Confirmation of a witness’s testimony
Dt 19:15Evidence accepted in court required confirmation by more than one witness. See also1Ki 1:11-14; Mk 14:56-59 The proper judicial procedure was not followed at the trial of Jesus Christ; Ro 9:1-4 Paul here invokes the Holy Spirit as a witness; Heb 6:16
Confirmation of letters
Ac 15:27This constituted verification of the authenticity of a letter which could easily have been forged or tampered with. See alsoEst 9:29-32
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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