Ebi·​o·​nite | \ -ˌnīt \

Definition of Ebionite

: one of a Judaistic Christian Gnostic sect of the 2d century a.d. that observed the Jewish law in part, rejected St. Paul, accepted only the Gospel of Matthew, and held an adoptionist Christology

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Ebionitic \ ⸗⸗⸗¦nitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ebionite

Middle English, from Medieval Latin ebionita, from Hebrew ebyōn poor + Latin -ita -ite

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“Ebionite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ebionite. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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