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Epistles of Ignatius
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Seven letters written by church father Ignatius that offer a glimpse into the church in Asia Minor shortly after apostolic times. While never included in a canon list, these letters were accepted as authentic and important in the early church, and are part of a collection known as the Apostolic Fathers.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ignatius, Letters of
Ignatius, Letters of Seven letters written by church father Ignatius that offer a glimpse into the church in Asia Minor shortly after apostolic times. While never included in a canon list, these letters were accepted as authentic and important in the early church, and are part of a collection known as
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ignatius, Epistles of
IGNATIUS, EPISTLES OF. Ignatius is known to us from seven letters which he wrote early in the 2d century (traditionally ca. a.d. 110) while en route to Rome as a prisoner destined to be thrown to wild animals in the arena.A. Ignatius’ Journey to RomeB. The Recensions of Ignatius’ LettersC. The Form
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ignatius and His Epistles
IGNATIUS AND HIS EPISTLES* Bishop of Antioch in Syria in the late first century, whose writings were very close to the thought of the NT writers. He wrote seven letters while en route under armed guard to Rome to suffer martyrdom (probably ad 107). The letters were to churches in cities through which
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ignatius, Epistles of
IGNATIUS [ĭg nāˊshəs], EPISTLES OF. * A collection of seven early Christian letters written by Ignatius, bishop of Antioch in Syria.Ignatius was arrested and taken to Rome to be killed by wild animals in the amphitheater. As he was being transported to Rome he wrote four letters from Smyrna (to
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ignatius, Letters of (Writing)
Ignatius, Letters OfIgnatius, Letters of, letters written in the late first or early second century by a bishop of Antioch in Syria to cities in Asia Minor through which he passed on his way to be killed by wild beasts in the amphitheater in Rome. The cities to which letters are addressed are Smyrna,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Ignatius, Epistles of
Ignatius, Epistles of ig-nay’shuhs (Ἰγνάτιος). Letters to several churches written by a Syrian bishop early in the 2nd cent., included among the Apostolic Fathers.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
IGNATIUS, EPISTLES OF
IGNATIUS, EPISTLES OF. Ignatius, bishop of Antioch in Syria, wrote seven letters while traveling through Asia Minor to Rome as a prisoner condemned to death: four from Smyrna (Ephesians, Magnesians, Trallians, and Romans) and three from Troas (Philadelphians, Smyrnaeans, and Polycarp; Eusebius,. Hist.