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Discourse of John the Divine
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A pseudonymous and noncanonical work purporting to detail the bodily assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into heaven. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period, nor could it have been based on its late date, but it did influence later doctrine in the Catholic and Orthodox churches.
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Discourse of John the Divine
Discourse of John the Divine A pseudonymous and noncanonical work purporting to detail the bodily assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into heaven. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period, nor could it have been based on its late date, but it did influence later doctrine
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
John the Divine, Discourse Of
John the Divine, Discourse ofAn apocryphal Greek narrative told by John concerning the death and bodily assumption (or dormition) of the “all-holy glorious mother of God and ever-virgin Mary.” It is the standard Greek version of the apocryphal Assumption of the Virgin. The many assumption accounts of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
John the Divine, Discourse of St (Writing)
John the Divine, Discourse of St … †The standard Greek version of the apocryphal Assumption of the Virgin.The legend of the Assumption existed in Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, and Greek versions. It probably originated in Egypt sometime after the beginning of the fifth century. This Greek form is
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John
John [jon] (Ἰωάννης = יוחנן‎ [Johanan], “God Has Been Gracious”) (1) the father of Mattathias (1) and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:1) (2) the oldest of the five sons of Mattathias; also called Gaddi; took no leadership position; killed on a mission for his brother Judas Maccabeus; probably