Definitions

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  • n. A member of the Ebionites, an early Jewish Christian sect that lived in and around Judea and Palestine from the 1st to the 4th century.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek Ἐβιωναῖοι (Ebionaioi), from Hebrew אביונים (Ebyonim, "the Poor Ones")

Examples

  • This is the description used in an "Ebionite" document called the Pseudoclementine Recognitions to picture the "headlong fall" James takes down the Temple steps when the "enemy" Paul physically attacks him leaving him for dead; and, as also noted, "he burst open and his bowels gushed out" (thus).

    Robert Eisenman: Redemonizing Judas: Gospel Fiction or Gospel Truth?

  • ( "Ebionite") Christology -- but the Logos as a person stands behind it; -- the conception of two Logoi, a personal and an impersonal; the

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • To Origen, however, the errors are already Gnostic Docetism on the one hand, and the "Ebionite" view on the other. [

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • Le messie et son prophète : Aux origines de l'Islam Among the findings of these scholars is the strong influence of Ebionite and Nazorean Christians on the earliest Muslims.

    Bishop Pierre Whalon: Jaw-Jaw Or War-War?

  • Le messie et son prophète : Aux origines de l'Islam Among the findings of these scholars is the strong influence of Ebionite and Nazorean Christians on the earliest Muslims.

    Bishop Pierre Whalon: Jaw-Jaw Or War-War?

  • It doesn't seem likely that a cult based on a mythic super being would devolve into Ebionite Christianity.

    The Problem With Publishing On The Historical Jesus

  • I was particularly entertained by his argument that Josephus became an Ebionite Christian and wrote the fragment of a homily on Hades.

    2008 Lenten Read-a-Thon Day 45

  • In the Panarion, his epic treatise against heresy, Epiphanius gives us many details about the Ebionite lifestyle.

    Kamran Pasha: Was Jesus a Vegetarian?

  • These documents (known to scholars as the "pseudo-Clementines") are Ebionite stories about the early Christians.

    Kamran Pasha: Was Jesus a Vegetarian?

  • While we do not possess the full text of the Ebionite Gospel, which along with other "heretical" books was banned by the Church in the 4th century, we do have some Ebionite apocryphal writings such as the Clementine Homilies and the Recognitions of Clement.

    Kamran Pasha: Was Jesus a Vegetarian?

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