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  • n. Plural form of Hellenist.

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Examples

  • Greeks used the Greek tongue, and were called Hellenists: and it is not easy to tell upon what account, or by what accident, they came to be dispersed amongst the Greeks, or other nations about.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • His name suggests, though by no means conclusively, that he was probably one of the so-called Hellenists, or foreign-born and Greek-speaking Jews.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: the Acts

  • When Antiochus Epiphanes arose to the throne, Onias III, as high priest, was the leader of the old orthodox party in Judea; the head of the Hellenists was his own brother Jesus, a man who preferred to designate himself by the Greek name Jason, indicating the trend of his mind.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Now this description applies exactly to those of the Jews who were denominated Hellenists, that is to say, Greeks: they were of Jewish extraction and had scattered themselves over the different regions of Greece.

    Sermons translated from the original French of the late Rev. James Saurin, pastor of the French church at the Hague

  • The "Hellenists," who each day became more numerous, complained because their widows were not so well treated at the distributions as those of the "Hebrews."

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03

  • The one class was the Hebrews; that is to say, the Jews of Palestine, speaking Hebrew or rather Armenian, reading the Bible in the Hebrew text; the other class was "Hellenists," that is to say, Jews speaking Greek, and reading the

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03

  • Greek rule of life was to follow impulse and abandon restraint is a figment of would-be "Hellenists" of our own time.

    The Greek View of Life

  • It would thus appear that even previous to Paul's conversion, within five or six years after the death of Jesus, there was a prominent party among the disciples which held that the new religion was not a modification but an abrogation of Judaism; and their name "Hellenists" sufficiently shows either that there were Gentiles among them or that they held fellowship with Gentiles.

    The Unseen World, and Other Essays

  • "Hellenists" sufficiently shows either that there were Gentiles among them or that they held fellowship with Gentiles.

    The Unseen World and Other Essays

  • I think I understand why David Brooks and Christopher Hitchens seem to identify with the Hellenists -- they never met an imperialist they didn't embrace.

    Responding to Hitchens on Chanukah

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