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.
Confirmation of covenants
Confirmation of oaths
Confirmation of promises
Confirmation of the gospel
Confirmation of wisdom
Confirmation of vowsSee also Nu 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 19:15 Evidence accepted in court required confirmation by more than one witness. See also 1Ki 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
Confirmation of office or position