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Gospel of the Ebionites
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One of three so-called “Jewish gospels”—along with the Gospel of the Hebrews and the Gospel of the Nazarenes—that date to the late first or early second century ad. These noncanonical gospels no longer exist in manuscript form, but they are mentioned by several early church fathers (including Irenaeus, Epiphanius, and Jerome). The Gospel of the Ebionites was never widely authoritative during the early church period and was deemed in retrospect to be heretical by several of the church fathers (e.g., Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses 5.1.3; compare 3.21.3).
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Gospel of the Ebionites
Gospel of the Ebionites One of three so-called “Jewish gospels”—along with the Gospel of the Hebrews and the Gospel of the Nazarenes—that date to the late first or early second century ad. These noncanonical gospels no longer exist in manuscript form, but they are mentioned by several early church fathers
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ebionites, Gospel of the
EBIONITES, GOSPEL OF THE. The name given by scholars to a presumed Judaic-Christian gospel, now lost. The matter of these Judaic-Christian gospels, namely, the Gospel of the Ebionites, the Gospel of the Hebrews, and the Gospel of the Nazoraeans has been called the most irritating problem in the NT Apocrypha.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Ebionites, Gospel according to the
Ebionites, Gospel according to the. The name given by modern scholars to the Jewish-Christian *apocryphal Gospel supposed to have been used by the *Ebionites (q.v.). *Irenaeus says that the Ebionites use the ‘Gospel according to Matthew’ (Adv. Haer. 1. 26. 2 and 3. 11. 7), though from the beliefs he
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Ebionitism
Ebionitism (first to second cent. a.d.). Ebionites, literally the “poor men,” were an *ascetic Hebrew Christian sect located east of the Jordan River. They are of special interest for their radical theology. Jesus was seen as the natural son of Joseph and Mary, who received the Holy Spirit at his baptism.
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
5.2. Gospel of the Ebionites
5.2. Gospel of the Ebionites. Epiphanius is the lone witness to the Gospel of the Ebionites, though his testimony is at times not easily understood. He preserves seven excerpts from it. A few describe the lineage of *John the Baptist, his ministry and his diet. Epiphanius also states that the genealogies
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EBIONITES, GOSPEL OF THE
EBIONITES, GOSPEL OF THE. The Gospel of the Ebionites is the scholarly title given to the gospel fragments quoted by the bishop Epiphanius (Pan. 30.13–14, 16, 22). While its relationship to the Gospel According to the Hebrews and the Gospel of the Nazoreans remains uncertain, this gospel probably originated