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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nazarene, Ebionite(adj)

    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

  2. Ebionite(adj)

    of or relating to the Ebionites or their religion


  1. Ebionite(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: Ἐβιωναῖοι, from אביונים

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ebionite(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Heb. ebyonm poor people.]

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