Definitions for ebionite
a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome
of or relating to the Ebionites or their religion
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.
Origin: Ἐβιωναῖοι, from אביונים
one of a sect of heretics, in the first centuries of the church, whose doctrine was a mixture of Judaism and Christianity. They denied the divinity of Christ, regarding him as an inspired messenger, and rejected much of the New Testament