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From: Russell Hendel <rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu> Subject: FAITH(AMN) vs TRUST (BTCH)-- Biblical usage Bill Handler, v28n44 asks the difference between FAITH and TRUST. One simple method of learning differences of terms is to use the Biblical Konkordance and study lists of vereses with each verb. Here are some partial results: BaTaCH(Trust): (a) Chizkiyahu trusted God to save Israel from Assyria (2R 18,5); (b) The husband trusts the wife of valor (Prv 31,11); (c) The army depended (trusted) the ambush-troops to cover for them (jud 20:36) EMN (FAITH): (a) Jacob did not believe (at first) that Joseph was alive (Gen 45:26), (b) In order that the Jews believe you when you say that God has sent me (Ex 4:5,8,...); (c) Ex 14:31...they believed in God and Moses his servant (d) And Abraham believed God (Gen 15:6...that he would inherit Israel...)). Thus BELIEF (AMN)=FAITH means that you accept as true the statements a person makes (you don't ask for further proof). The clearest example is that after the signs the Jews believed Moses (without further tests) BTCH=TRUST=Dependable means that you depend on a person to do some task which you need (The clearest example is how the army unit depended on the backup unit to sweep out the enemy before them). As a final example: EMN means you BELIEVE without further tests that God will give you all needed Parnasah. BTCH means e.g. that if you put in several hours of work a week that you depend on God to bring you buyers good weather etc. so you can earn your living. Russell Jay Hendel;Phd ASA RHendel @ mcs drexel edu Adjust Associate Professo of Math and Computer Science Moderator Rashi is Simple http://www.shamash.org/Rashi/Index.htm