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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature

Tabitha

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Tabi´tha (antelope), the Aramaean name of a Christian female, called in Greek Dorcas, resident at Joppa, whose benevolent and liberal conduct, especially in providing the poor with clothing, so endeared her to the Church in that place, that on her death they sent for Peter, then six miles off at Lydda, imploring him to come to them. The apostle complied with their urgent request, and after fervent prayer to God, bade the dead arise; on which Tabitha 'opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.' This great miracle was not only an act of benevolence, but tended to give authority to the teaching of the Apostles, and to secure attention for the doctrines which they promulgated (see ).

 

 

 

 

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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Tabitha'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/kbe/t/tabitha.html.

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