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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’.
George Moore

George Moore  

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(1852–1933)Irish novelist, born into an aristocratic Catholic family at Moore Hall in Co. Mayo; his father's racing stables provided background for his most successful novel, Esther Waters. He ...
Glastonbury

Glastonbury  

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In Somerset, the abbey of which was said to have been founded by Joseph of Arimathea, according to the Grail legends. William of Malmesbury suggests that it may have been one of the first ...
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; ...
Grail, Holy

Grail, Holy  

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In medieval romances, a vessel possessing spiritual powers and affording, under certain conditions, mystical benefits to its beholders. It is sometimes identified with the cup used by Christ at the ...
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 ...
Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew  

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A Jew who, according to legend, taunted Christ on His way to crucifixion and was doomed to wander over the earth until the Last Day. The legend first appeared in a pamphlet published in 1602.

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