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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

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

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 ...
Apostolic Fathers

Apostolic Fathers  

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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).
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, ...
council

council  

A formal meeting of bishops and representatives of several Churches convened for the purpose of regulating doctrine or discipline. General or Oecumenical Councils are assemblies of bishops ...
crucifixion

crucifixion  

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The execution of a person by nailing or binding them to a cross; practised by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and considered particularly ignominious; the Crucifixion, the killing of Jesus Christ in ...
Cyprus

Cyprus  

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A bitterly divided island that has rejected an opportunity for reunificationThe island of Cyprus has two main mountain ranges. The Kyrenian Mountains extend along the northern coast, while the ...
Epistle of Barnabas

Epistle of Barnabas  

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An epistle ascribed to the Apostle Barnabas, but perhaps written by a Christian of Alexandria some time between 70 and 150. It contains a strong attack on Judaism and claims to find in the OT ...
Epistle to the Galatians

Epistle to the Galatians  

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St Paul apparently wrote this letter from Ephesus or Macedonia to his Galatian converts on receiving news of a movement requiring them to keep all the commandments of the Jewish Law and thereby (as ...
Epistle to the Hebrews

Epistle to the Hebrews  

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Traditionally included among the letters of St Paul, this Epistle, unlike most others in the NT, does not contain the name of the writer or of those addressed; the traditional title is probably an ...
Eugenius Vulgarius

Eugenius Vulgarius  

Southern Italian cleric whose surname may indicate Bulgarian background; fl. Naples? ca.900.Hoping for material reward, Eugenius dedicated to Leo VI four flattering Latin poems—including one figure ...

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