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abyss

abyss  

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The depths of the sea. Because the Hebrews disliked the sea (cf. Rev. 21: 1), deep waters were regarded as the abode of demons. It was the appropriate destiny for the Gadarene swine when the demons ...
Adso of Montier-en-der

Adso of Montier-en-der  

(d. 992)*Benedictine abbot and author of Libellus de Antichristo (c.950), which organizes patristic exegesis and legendary beliefs concerning the end of the world into a future ‘life’ of Antichrist ...
alchemy

alchemy  

The medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned with the transmutation of matter, in particular with attempts to convert base metals into gold or find a universal elixir.The term comes (in late ...
Al-Dajjāl

Al-Dajjāl  

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(Arab.).The perjurer or false accuser, a figure in Islamic eschatology, the ‘anti-Christ’ whose wiles and deceptions ‘cover’ (a root meaning) and resist the truth. He is not mentioned in ...
angelic pope

angelic pope  

The papa angelicus, or pastor angelicus, appears in medieval apocalyptic literature as one who will inaugurate a new Church and a new world, of perfect sanctity. The first speculations on ...
Antecrist

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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The Antichrist, the leader of Christ's enemies mentioned in the New Testament, was early identified with various persecutors and enemies

Anthiochus

Anthiochus  

King of Syria and surrounding territories (reigned 175–163 bc); desiring to unify his people and resist Rome, he tried to abolish the Jewish religion, which provoked the revolt of the ...
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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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in Judaic tradition, a false and hostile figure, appearing before the Messiah, became in the 8th c. the subject of

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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The word occurs only in 1 John (2: 18, 22; 4: 3) and 2 John 7, where it stands for

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World Encyclopedia

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Term loosely referring to the supreme enemy of Christ. It is used in the letters of Saint John to refer

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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a great personal opponent of Christ, expected by the early Church to appear before the end of the world. The name is recorded from Old English and comes via Old French or ecclesiastical ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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*Apocalyptic leader of evil expected to appear before Doomsday, persecute the faithful, and deceive Christians and Jews by claiming to

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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The term ‘Antichrist’ (ἀντιχριστος) first appears in the Epistles of John (1 John 2: 18, 22; 4: 3; 2 John 7), and is used to describe the prince of Christ's enemies. Early exegetes ... More
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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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An eschatological figure first mentioned in the epistles of John in the New Testament. He is described as a pseudo-

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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2003
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Known as Dajjal (the deceiver). Supposed to appear during the age of injustice preceding the end of the world, causing

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
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The notion of the Antichrist, or “anti-Messiah,” is based on several New Testament passages (1 Jn. 2, 4;

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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2004
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The word “antichrist” occurs in the Bible only in 1 and 2 John. The prefix anti‐ in Greek means “over

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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2002
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The word “antichrist” occurs in the Bible only in 1 and 2 John. The prefix anti- in Greek means

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

In medieval Christian mythology, the prodigious tyrant of the last days, the arch-enemy of Christ. It was a notion that

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