from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A letter, especially a formal one. See Synonyms at letter.
- n. A literary composition in the form of a letter.
- n. Bible One of the letters included as a book in the New Testament.
- n. Bible An excerpt from one of these letters, read as part of a religious service.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A letter, or a literary composition in the form of a letter.
- n. One of the letters included as a book of the New Testament.
- v. To write; to communicate in a letter or by writing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A writing directed or sent to a person or persons; a written communication; a letter; -- applied usually to formal, didactic, or elegant letters.
- n. One of the letters in the New Testament which were addressed to their Christian brethren by Apostles.
- transitive v. To write; to communicate in a letter or by writing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To write as a letter; communicate by writing or by an epistle.
- n. A written communication directed or sent to a person at a distance; a letter; a letter missive: used particularly in dignified discourse or in speaking of ancient writings: as, the epistles of Paul, of Pliny, or of Cicero.
- n. [capitalized] In liturgics, one of the eucharistic lessons, taken, with some exceptions, from an epistolary book of the New Testament and read before the gospel.
- n. Any kind of harangue or discourse; a communication.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle
- n. a specially long, formal letter
Philemon. (1 page) The epistle is the most important early Christian writing dealing with forgiveness.
I mean, for a few years we have been the ones claiming to be cold and hard but let us think (or pray as the below will explain the "let us pray/think" sentence from that decomposed epistle from the christian epic).
The epistle is 2 Corinthians 6. 1-10 and the Gospel Matthew 4.
Trembling with terror of this formidable freebooter (for he placed no belief in the declaration that he was the prince of Scotland), the man obeyed, and Bruce breaking the seals, found, as he expected, a long epistle from the regent, urging the sanguinary aim of his communications.
This epistle is ye result of my anxiety, and a duty which my conscience will not suffer me to dispense with.
As the epistle is short, a translation of it will be given in the notes at the end of the volume.
Pestered yesterday with the Athanasian creed  & a sermon in defence of incomprehensibility besides the epistle from the Revelations. believe me I lost all patience
This epistle is supposed to have been written some time before that to the Galatians.
The design of this second epistle is the same with that of the former, as is evident from the first verse of the third chapter, whence observe that, in the things of
The epistle is closed up with the demand of attention: He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches, how