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Ebionites, Gospel of the
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The Gospel of the Ebionites is a modern title given by scholars and refers to a gospel used by the Ebionites. The gospel has been preserved only in seven fragments in Panarion, written circa 374–377 CE by Epiphanius of Salamis (Pan. 30.13–14; 30.16.5; 30.22.3–5). Epiphanius quotes the gospel when introducing his readers to a group of Jewish Christians he called Ebionites. Epiphanius got his basic data on Ebionites from earlier church fathers, but both the fact that he had a copy of the g…

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Häkkinen, Sakari, “Ebionites, Gospel of the”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00001010>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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