How Many Times Does The Word Faith Appear In The Old Testament?


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greg c Profile
greg c answered
"faith" appears twice in the Old Testament. 1) Deut 32:20 and 2) Hab 2:4. The Deut passage is from Hebrew 'emuwn (ay-moon') meaning "faith (-ful), truth". The Hab passage is from Hebrew 'emu(w)nah (em-oo-naw') meaning "faith (-ful, ly, -ness, [man]), set office, stability, steady, truly, truth, verily". My source is: Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. I used the King James version.
Randy Burns Profile
Randy Burns answered
In the New International Version of the bible Faith appears 15 times. (Ex 21:8,Deut 32:51,
Josh 22:16, Jud 9:16, Jud 9:19, 1 Sam 14:33, 2 Chron 20:20, Isa 7:9, Isa 26:2, Hab 2:4, Mal 2:10,
Mal 2:11, Mal 2:14, Mal 2:15, Mal 2:16.
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Hope This Helps answered

Offhand, I am aware of at least 15 locations, and the Hebrew Scriptures often employ the term "faithfulness"; or "faithful".

"Faith", however, is not as important as the quality of "love". 

"Faith" is built on "love".  Thus, as "love" is cultivated, "faith" is manifested.

"Faith" is fulfilled.  "Love" continues forever.

The quality of "loyalty" is also a higher quality, which Jehovah cherishes. 

"He has told you, O man, what is good. And what is Jehovah requiring of you? Only to exercise justice, to cherish loyalty, And to walk in modesty with your God!"- Micah 6:8

"Loyalty" is linked to "love". 

And "loyal love" originates with Jehovah, himself.

"Justice" and "modesty" are also linked with "love".

The term "faith" is more frequently found in the Greek Scriptures, where "faith" in the promised "messiah", was not adequately displayed.  And that, also, was the result of a failure to cultivate divine "love"

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