A question from a holy book about an article before an adjective

And remember Ibrahim and Ishmael raised the foundations of the House (With this prayer):”Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing.

All-knowing is an adjective and I expect All-Hearing as well. Is “The” grammatically acceptable in mentioned verse above. I think it should be not because that lacks a noun


It’s pretty common in English to promote adjectives to nouns, and they usually take articles. Some examples from titles:

  • The Naked And The Dead
  • Lonely Are The Brave
  • The Unforgiven
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • The British Are Coming

Source : Link , Question Author : Ziya bano , Answer Author : Michael Lorton

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