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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Avernus

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A deep lake in Italy, near Naples, 1½ m. in circumference, occupying the crater of an extinct volcano, at one time surrounded by a dark wood, and conceived, from its gloomy appearance, as well as from the mephitic vapours it exhaled, to be the entrance to the infernal world, and identified with it.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Avernus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/a/avernus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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Monday, October 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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