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Alexander the Monk

Alexander the Monk  

Author of a treatise entitled On the Cross. He lived sometime between the mid-6th and 9th C.; the traditional date of the mid-6th C. or before 614 lacks any validity. ...
antilegomena

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The name given by Eusebius of Caesarea to those Scriptural books whose claim to be considered part of the NT Canon was disputed.
Antioch

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A city in southern Turkey which was the ancient capital of Syria under the Seleucid kings, who founded it c.300 bc.
Apostle

Apostle  

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From the Greek apostolos, meaning one who is sent and enjoys the authority of the agent who instructs him. There was already a Jewish functionary, called a shaliach, who was trusted with the ...
Apostolic Council

Apostolic Council  

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The Council of Jerusalem described in Acts 15 is sometimes called the Apostolic Council though it was presided over by James, brother of the Lord and not himself one of the Twelve. The account in ...
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A title given since the 17th cent. to those Fathers of the age immediately after the NT period whose works survive in whole or part. They are Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Hermas, Polycarp, and Papias, ...
Attalia

Attalia  

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A port where Paul and Barnabas embarked, in Pamphylia, on the southern coast of Asia Minor, on their way to Antioch (Acts 14: 25–6).
Barnabas

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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Acts describes Joseph “Barnabas” as a Hellenized Jew from Cyprus who played a leading role in the gentile mission. The

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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(Βαρνάβας), apostle and saint; feast-day (together with St. Bartholomew) 11 June.

Originally from Cyprus, he taught with Paul in

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Acts describes Joseph “Barnabas” as a Hellenized Jew from Cyprus who played a leading role in the gentile mission. The

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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A Cypriot and a Levite who, on becoming a Christian, generously disposed of his real estate (Acts 4: 36–7) and

Barnabas, Saint

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World Encyclopedia

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Early Christian apostle, originally named Joseph, who was a companion of St Paul. He travelled with Paul on two

Barnabas, St

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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A Jew of Cyprus who became a member of the earliest Christian church at Jerusalem and was the companion of

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

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one of the earliest Christian disciples at Jerusalem; an Apostle, but not one of the original twelve (see Apostle...

Barnaby

Barnaby  

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Male forename.Barnaby bright, Barnaby bright, The longest day and the shortest night traditional rhyme marking the feast of St Barnabas, recorded from the mid 17th century. In the Old of Chancery ...
Barsabbas

Barsabbas  

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Joseph Barsabbas was one of the candidates for the place in the apostolic Twelve left vacant by the desertion of Judas Iscariot (Acts 1: 23). A Judas Barsabbas travelled with Silas to accompany Paul ...
Bartholomew

Bartholomew  

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One of the Twelve (Mark 3: 18; Acts 1: 13; not mentioned by John) whom later tradition identified with Nathanael (not mentioned by the synoptists), who was brought to Jesus by Philip (John 1: 45). ...
Books of Enoch

Books of Enoch  

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1 Enoch, or ‘Ethiopic Enoch’, so called because it survives in its most complete form in Ethiopic, is one of the most important Jewish pseudepigrapha. It embodies a series of revelations, of which ...
circumcision

circumcision  

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Though circumcision had long been in use as a religious rite among the Jews, it was abandoned at an early date by nearly the whole Church. In St Paul's Epistles ‘the circumcision’ is used ...
contraception

contraception  

(kon-tră-sep-shŏn)the prevention of unwanted pregnancy. See coitus (interruptus), condom, diaphragm, IUCD, IUS, oral contraceptive, postcoital (contraception), rhythm method, ...

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