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- n. Plural form of Ephesian.
- proper n. The tenth book of the New Testament of the Bible, an epistle to the people of Ephesus which is attributed to Paul the Apostle.
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- n. a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ
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They needed not to be so loud and strenuous in asserting a truth which nobody denied, or could be ignorant of: Every one knows that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana; is neokoros; not only that the inhabitants were worshippers of this goddess, but the city, as a corporation, was, by its charter, entrusted with the worship of Diana, to take care of her temple, and to accommodate those who came thither to do her homage.
For example, in Ephesians, Paul writes, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast” (2: 8-9).
The papers also made little mention of the fact that in Ephesians 5, just after the “wives submit to your own husbands” verse, we find: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
Ephesians is also notable for its treatment of women.
If a man and a woman, as husband and wife, place the welfare and will of the other first, and meet (as Paul suggests in Ephesians 5) 'filled with the Holy Spirit' as they submit one to the other, then what you're going to come out with is compromise brokered by God.
And Paul covered this very well in Ephesians 5 verses 22-33.
Colossians was probably written before that to the Ephesians, as appears from the parallel passages in Ephesians bearing marks of being expanded from those in Colossians; and Marcion seems to have drawn his notion, as to our Epistle, from Paul's allusion (Col 4: 16) to an
There are other Dianas, but Diana of the Ephesians is beyond them all, because her temple is more rich and magnificent than any of theirs.
Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?
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