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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
209 words

Appearances of a god or beneficent manifestations of the divine in a human context, epiphanies were a staple of late ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
523 words

(τἐ ᾽Επιφάνια), the feast of lights (ta phota), also called ta theophania, celebrating the Baptism of Christ ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Literature
Length:
50 words

a term used by James Joyce—and widely adopted since—to describe a sudden manifestation when the significance of some social ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
80 words

(Gk., epiphaneia, ‘manifestation’). ...

An appearance of a divine or superhuman being. In Christian use it refers specifically to a

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
198 words

The word means a manifestation or ‘revelation’ and is similar to ‘theophany’ or revelation of the divine. There are several ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
51 words

Christian feast celebrated on January 6. It originated in the Eastern Church as an observance of the baptism of ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
161 words

Emerging from Roman triumphal art, a first composition of linear type developed in early Christian art and remained until the ...

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Henrichs Albert

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
559 words
occurs in both myth and cult when a god reveals his presence or manifests his power to a mortal or group of mortals, who ‘see’ or ‘recognize’ the god. Gods may appear in anthropomorphic ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi; the festival commemorating this on 6 January. The name is recorded from Middle English, and comes ultimately from ... More

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