Ephesians, Epistle to the

Ephesians, Epistle to the
The letter which, in the manuscripts containing the Epistles of St. Paul, bears the title 'To the Ephesians' comprises two parts distinctly separated by a doxology (Eph., iii, 20 sq.)

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  • Epistle To the Romans —     Epistle to the Romans     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistle to the Romans     This subject will be treated under the following heads: I. The Roman Church and St. Paul; II. Character, Contents, and Arrangement of the Epistle; III.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Epistle to the Ephesians — Described by William Barclay as the Queen of the Epistles , the Epistle to the Ephesians is one of the books of the Bible in the New Testament. [William Barclay, The Daily Bible Study: Revised Edition: The Letters to the Galatians and the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Epistle to the Ephesians — noun a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ • Syn: ↑Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians, ↑Ephesians • Instance… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epistle to the Laodiceans — An Epistle to the Laodiceans, purportedly written by Paul of Tarsus to the Laodicean Church, is mentioned in the canonical Epistle to the Colossians . Several texts bearing this title have been known to have existed, but none are widely believed… …   Wikipedia

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