Colossians 2:3 gnosis & epignosis

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    DAN-the-UK-man Puritan Board Freshman

    Hello, I am currently doing a bible study on Colossians especially on chapter 2:3 with Paul use of the word knowledge.

    Previously in Chapter 1:9 and chapter 2:2 the Greek word 'epignosis' is used for knowledge. In Chapter 2:3 the Greek word 'gnosis' used for knowledge.

    Why all of a sudden does Paul change from epignosis to gnosis? Is it because 'epignosis' relates to the Colossians relationship with knowledge. While gnosis in chapter 2:3 relates being the source of knowledge?

    Any thoughts and help would be appreciated
     
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