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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Bye-Altars


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(or Tables), as called by bishop Ridley, probably designate minor or secondary altars, in distinction from the high-altar; but in the primitive Church there were two tables, one, for holding the vestments, on the right side, and the other on the left, for the vessels; and so the term may indicate a credence.


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Bye-Altars'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/b/bye-altars.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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