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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Apostles, Equal of

is a term applied to

(1) bishops supposed to be consecrated by apostles, as Aberciiss of Hierapolis (Oct. 22);

(2) holy women who were companions of the apostles, as Mary Magdalene, Junia, and Thecla;

(3) princes who have aided the spread of the faith, as Constantine and Helena in the Orthodox Greek Church, and Vladimir in 'the Russian Church;

(4) the first preachers, or "apostles," of the faith in any country, as Nina, in the Georgian calendar.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Apostles, Equal of'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/apostles-equal-of.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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