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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Nazarene

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A native of Nazareth. Joseph and Mary, when they returned from Egypt, went to reside at Nazareth, "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene." These words are not found in the O.T., but the thought conveyed by them is in the prophets generally, that the Messiah would be despised and reproached: cf. Psalm 69 ; Isaiah 53 ; etc. His disciples suffered the same reproach: Paul had to hear himself called "a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes." Matthew 2:23 ; Acts 24:5 . Christians in some parts of Palestine are still called Nazarenes.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Nazarene'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/n/nazarene.html. 1897.

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
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