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Athlete
Athletes
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The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Athlete
athlete. Athletics is strenuous competitive physical sport or games, requiring specialized training and involving a degree of formal organization in its performance. Though the Greeks contributed the word (athlētēs) and much of the ideal of athletics (see S. G. Miller, Ancient Greek Athletics [2004]),
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
ATHLETA CHRISTI
ATHLETA CHRISTI. The comparison of the Christian with the athlete and the Christian life with a battle occurs frequently in Scripture (1 Cor 4:9; 9:24–26; 2 Tim 2:5; 4:6–8), an influence of philosophical ethics. The *martyrs are the athletes of Christ par excellence, also because authentic martyrs, esp.