- n. Plural form of epistle.
“But much of the other content in the epistles is not applied rigorously.”
“Thought of writing a review of his first two epistles from the point of view of the common understanding.”
“Letters (for by this usurped title epistles are now commonly known) are of several kinds.”
“The other learned females of this age whom Ascham has complimented by addressing them in Latin epistles, are, Anne countess of Pembroke, sister of queen Catherine Parr; a young lady of the name of Vaughan; Jane Grey; and Mrs. Clark, a grand-daughter of sir”
“App.: cont. two epistles from the Armenian, etc.p. 269”
“The subject-matter of these epistles is entirely conformable to the rest of the scriptures.”
“The general method of these epistles is such as best serves the end or design of them, which is indeed the end of the whole scripture -- practical godliness, out of a principle of divine love, a good conscience, and faith unfeigned.”
“To whom the first of these epistles is directed: To the church of Ephesus, a famous church planted by the apostle Paul (Acts xix.), and afterwards watered and governed by”
“The scope of these two epistles is to direct Timothy how to discharge his duty as an evangelist at Ephesus, where he now was, and where Paul ordered him for some time to reside, to perfect the good work which he had begun there.”
“The former of these epistles is a short caution; the latter is a formal reply of the petition or libel of Symmachus.”
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