Ephesian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Ephesian of or relating to ancient Ephesus or its people or language or culture
    • n Ephesian a resident of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ephesian A jolly companion; a roisterer.
    • Ephesian A native of Ephesus.
    • a Ephesian Of or pertaining to Ephesus, an ancient city of Ionia, in Asia Minor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Ephesian Of or pertaining to Ephesus, an ancient city of Ionia on the coast of Asia Minor at the mouth of the river Caÿster, famous as the seat of a peculiar form of the worship of Artemis, for the legends of Amazons connected with this cultus, for the magnificent temple of Artemis (the Artemision or Artemisium, commonly called the temple of Diana), and as a large and important commercial city. In Christian times Ephesus became noted as a center of St. Paul's work in Asia Minor (one of his epistles also being inscribed “to the Ephesians”), as one of the seven churches of the Apocalypse, and as the residence and death-place of St. John, after whom a modern village on the site is called Aiasuluk (that is, “Αγιος Θεόλογος, the Holy Divine). It had the title of apostolic see, and its metropolitan had a rank nearly equal to that of patriarch, till overshadowed by the rise of the patriarchate of Constantinople. It was also the scene of a number of ecclesiastical councils, one of them ecumenical. Also Ephesine.
    • n Ephesian A native or an inhabitant of Ephesus: as, the epistle of Paul to the Ephesians.
    • n Ephesian A boon companion; a jolly fellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ephesian ef-ē′zi-an of or pertaining to Ephesus
    • n Ephesian an inhabitant of Ephesus:
    • n Ephesian (Shak.) 'a jolly companion.'
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Quotations

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    “Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. [Ephesians 4:26]”
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    “Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. [Ephesians 4:26]”
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    “Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. [Ephesians 6:10]”
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    “Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. [Ephesians 6:4]”
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    “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. [Ephesians 1:7]”
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    “And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. [Ephesians 4:32]”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Ephesius,: cf. F. éphésien,

Usage

In literature:

He was an Ephesian sent by Croesus to Greece with a large sum of money to hire mercenaries.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
There was no need for battle against this Ephesian artist.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
There's that one you preached last Sunday on the twenty-fourth verse of the fifth chapter of Ephesians.
"Aunt Jane of Kentucky" by Eliza Calvert Hall
He's like the iron law of the Ephesians.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
About four years after this he is exhorting the Ephesians to the keeping the 5th commandment.
"The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign" by Joseph Bates
It was the first part of the first chapter of the epistle to the Ephesians.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
But the passage in Ephesians says the reverse of this.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
He was a man of great learning for that time, as his commentary on the Ephesians testifies.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
This armor Paul more fully describes in Ephesians and in Thessalonians.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Likewise also St. Paul says to the Ephesians, ch.
"The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained" by Martin Luther
Ephesians 3, 13-21 .
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
Together, the Athenians and a large body of Ephesians, Milesians, and other Ionians, attacked Sardis.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He would have sat down and written the Epistle to the Ephesians.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
At Miletus (Acts 20:17-38) Paul sent for the elders of the Ephesian church to come to him.
"Bible Studies in the Life of Paul" by Henry T. Sell
Of this Ephesians v:21-33 bears witness.
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
You know the youth who fired the Ephesian Dome is remembered, while the builder is forgotten.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
Written to the Ephesians from Rome by Tychicus.
"A Translation of the New Testament from the original Greek" by T. Haweis
The Epistle of Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch in Syria, to the Ephesians.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
Now will I prove the insolent Ephesian unworthy of my exalted notice and the noble Cassandra's love.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
What premonitions did Paul make known to the Ephesians whom he met at Miletus?
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
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In news:

" Awaken " (from Ephesians 3:14-21) is the theme for See You at the Pole 2012, the Annual Global Day of Student Prayer.
In this verse of Paul's letter to the Ephesians, we are given a commandment to avoid "wine wherein is excess".
9) for every creature, is described in the Letter to the Ephesians with a distinctive term: to " recapitulate " all things in heaven and on earth in Christ (Eph 1: 10).
Our relationship to each other is to be symbiotic – we work to meet our own needs and to have something to share with others (Ephesians 4: 28.
AntiochBaptistBrooklyn.org Email: info@antiochbaptistbrooklyn.org Restoring Life By Destroying The Barriers Ephesians 2:14.
While there is not a biblical mandate to have a date night every week with your spouse, there is the command to love your wife as Christ loved you (Ephesians 5:25).
Those of us who profess to be evangelicals must endeavor always to speak the truth of the Gospel in love (Ephesians 4:15).
The Bible has an audacious requirement listed in the New Testament Book of Ephesians.
The Bible says, "Be patient , bearing with one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2).
Edifies the body of Christ (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16).
It is in Paul's letter to the Ephesians where he says in 5:16 "Look carefully how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, redeeming the time (making the most of the time)…" I have to work at "time management.
So, open your Bible and put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6) and stand against Satan .
But as this Bible study on Ephesians 2:1-10 shows, God has renewed us with living water.
The Bible does have the answer to this, and it is found in Ephesians 2:8-9.
This Bible study on Ephesians 4:1-16 challenges Christians to mature in their faith so they can impact the world.
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