Common Knowledge

Season 3
Episode Number
Release Date
January 6, 2021
This is the third time that I am coming to you. On the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter shall be confirmed. 2 Corinthians 13:1 NASB

Defining Common Knowledge

Common knowledge is[1][2]:

  • Anything you can find in 5 scholarly sources
  • Anything you can safely assume the reader/listener already knows
  • Not disputed

Common Knowledge in the Bible

Bible verses about 2 or 3 witnesses:

Biblical examples of God repeating something 2 or 3 times:

  • Joseph interpreting dreams (Genesis 40)
  • Pharaoh has 2 dreams about the famine (Genesis 41)
  • 1 & 2 Chronicles contains much of the same information as 1 & 2 Kings
  • Daniel and Revelation have much cross over
  • The Gospels

What if this pattern exists across cultures?

And I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice; and they will become one flock, with one shepherd.

John 10:16 NASB

The season we're talking about "Common Knowledge"

References and Footnotes

  1. "What is Common Knowledge?". Academic Integrity at MIT; visited January 2021
  2. Shona McCombes. "Common knowledge: to cite or not to cite?". Scribbr. August 26, 2019
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