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I am attempting to write a book on the missing perceptions and actions Jesus had with individuals during His time here on earth.

I am also adding to my "Inductive Studies" workbook on the Attributes of God a forth Omni Attribute of 'All Seeing.' Omniscient could be used in place of 'all seeing,' however, the Hebrew word in the Old Testament is (ra-ah), is attributed to seeing things as God sees things.

I realize in Gods perspective that knowing is very close to seeing, however I think there should be a difference, because like in the cases of Jesus being confronted by indiviuals day in and day out, He seen and knew things, very close in succession and yet separate.

So, as the Godhead notice in Genesis, things are good after seeing them.

Question: What would be an 'omni-' word for all-seeing?

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  • Are you asking for a neologism?
    – Spencer
    Jul 5, 2017 at 17:12
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    You seem to have lost track of your question. Exactly what are the capabilities that you're claiming your god has (had) , and how do they differ from omniscient? Is he a panopticon? Does he instantly sense all events of all types? Is the future known? etc. Jul 5, 2017 at 18:19
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    Possible duplicate of "omni"-prefixed word for "all seeing"?
    – herisson
    Jul 5, 2017 at 18:53

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Omnivident isn't in my dictionaries, but it would mean 'all-seeing,' on the model of omnipotent, omniscient, omniparent, etc. Moreover, a quick web search shows that some people are currently using it as a word.

If you want a more established English word, the closest thing that one of my dictionaries offers is the rather rare omnipercipient, which means 'perceiving all things.'

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  • The OED has omnividence (Obs. the capacity of seeing all things.) as well as omnividency and omnivision, both of which it defines as "= omnividence"; if you want to add a link I will delete my answer.
    – 1006a
    Jul 5, 2017 at 18:00
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You could use omnipercipient. From Oxford Dictionaries:

ADJECTIVE
Seeing or perceiving all things.

The noun form would be omnipercipience.

The OED1 also suggests that omnispective was once used this way, but its current meaning (as seen in Oxford Dictionaries, linked above) is quite different.


1 The OED is subscription-based; if you don't already have a subscription, check with your local library, which may have access.

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omnispective - Omnispec´tive a. 1. Beholding everything; capable of seeing all things; all-seeing.

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  • You should include a citation for the definition. Nov 18, 2020 at 14:09

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