I would like to point to the dependence of love on knowledge (analysing Maimonides' Code, Book of Adoration, Repentance 10:6):
"according to the knowledge will be the love."
Originally I had intended on rephrasing that as:
Love is a function of knowledge.
Compare Random House Dictionary (1967), function, 3rd definition:
- a factor related to or dependent upon other factors: Price is a function of supply and demand.
But that creates an ambiguity, as if I were saying that:
Knowledge does things, performs certain functions--one of them being love.
And that's definitely not my intention. How do I disambuiguize "a function of"?
PS Ngram Viewer seems ot indicate that usage of the phrase peaked at around 1960, and has significantly dropped since then. I welcome alternatives that would accurately convey my intention.