from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A member of a party of Judaizing Christians which appeared in the church as early as the second century and disappeared about the fourth century.
- Relating to the heresy of the Ebionites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of heretics, in the first centuries of the church, whose doctrine was a mixture of Judaism and Christianity. They denied the divinity of Christ, regarding him as an inspired messenger, and rejected much of the New Testament.
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- noun a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome
- adjective of or relating to the Ebionites or their religion
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