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Acts of Pilate

Acts of Pilate  

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An apocryphal work giving an account of the trial, death, and resurrection of Christ. In some MSS an independent treatise on the Descent of Christ into Hades is attached to it; the two together are ...
brethren of the Lord

brethren of the Lord  

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The ‘Lord's brethren’ referred to in the NT may have been: (1) sons of the BVM and Joseph, born after Christ; (2) according to St Jerome, sons of Mary, ‘the mother of James and Joses’ (Mk. 15: 40), ...
Diatessaron

Diatessaron  

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An arrangement of the four Gospels as one narrative; the word comes via Old French and Latin from Greek dia tessarōn ‘composed of four’.
Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey  

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Somerset. Originally a Celtic foundation, under St Dunstan Glastonbury became an important educational and religious centre. Between 1129 and 1139 William of Malmesbury wrote a history of the abbey; ...
Holy Grail

Holy Grail  

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The Holy Grail, or Sangreale in Old French, was an important quest object in the Arthurian tradition, particularly connected with Percival, as in the Perceval of Chrétien de Troyes (c. ...
Nicodemus

Nicodemus  

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In the Bible, the Pharisee and member of the council of the Sanhedrin who visited Jesus by night, and later assisted in Jesus's burial.
virgin birth

virgin birth  

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The assertion in the gospels of Matthew and Luke that Jesus was born of Mary without the intervention of a human partner. The pregnancy was initiated by the Holy Spirit (Matt. 1: 18; Luke 1: 35). The ...

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