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Complete confusion, deriving from a usage by Milton in Paradise Lost (1667).

1 & 2 Samuel

1 & 2 Samuel   Reference library

Gwilym H. Jones, Gwilym H. Jones, and Gwilym H. Jones

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Current Version:
2022
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Religion
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44,450 words
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Oxford University Press

...28 ). David's advance up the Mount of Olives ( vv. 30–1 ), which breaks the sequence of the five conversations, has been described as a pilgrimage or an act of penance. It was a march undertaken in sorrow and humility, which is mixed with a prayer that Ahithophel's counsel be confounded. A third conversation occurred between David and Hushai of the Archite clan of Benjamin ( vv. 32–7 ); it has been suggested that his appearance ‘where God was worshipped’ was a direct reply to David's prayer in v. 31 , for he is commissioned as an informer in order to defeat...

Gennys

Gennys  

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Patron of St Gennys (Cornwall) is sometimes identified with Genesius of Arles, but the fact that his feast is kept in Cornwall in 2 May (and not on 25 August) probably points to the cult of an ...
Gennys

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The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
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Religion
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154 words

...of St Gennys (Cornwall) is sometimes identified with Genesius of Arles , but the fact that his feast is kept in Cornwall in 2 May (and not on 25 August ) probably points to the cult of an obscure local founder, later identified with the more famous Genesius . The confusion is worse confounded by William Worcestre's entry: ‘There were three brothers of the name of Genesius, each one of whom carried his head and one was archbishop of Lismore.’ Each of these statements is false. The head-relics enshrined in the canons' church at Launceston were identified...

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