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beginning with letter E
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Ecclesiastes Tweet Definition of Ecclesiastes Like Definition of Ecclesiastes on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) A book in the Old Testament of the Bible. Sometimes abbreviated as Eccl. or Eccles.
Eden Tweet Definition of Eden Like Definition of Eden on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) A garden built by God as the home for Adam and Eve; sometimes identified as part of Mesopotamia
  2. (context, by extension) A paradise on Earth; a state of innocence
  3. Various place names
  4. An English surname, probably derived from a placename.
  5. (given name, female)
Edom Tweet Definition of Edom Like Definition of Edom on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) The name given to Esau in the Hebrew Bible.
  2. The nation that purpotedly traced their ancestry to Esau.
Elias Tweet Definition of Elias Like Definition of Elias on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name
Elijah Tweet Definition of Elijah Like Definition of Elijah on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Hebrew, )
    1. An Israelite prophet from the Old Testament
Elisabeth Tweet Definition of Elisabeth Like Definition of Elisabeth on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ), a less common form of Elizabeth in English.
Elizabeth Tweet Definition of Elizabeth Like Definition of Elizabeth on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, )
  2. (context, Biblical character) The mother of John the Baptist.
Emmanuel Tweet Definition of Emmanuel Like Definition of Emmanuel on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male) of Biblical origin.
  2. The prophesized name of the Messiah in the Old Testament.
Eph. Tweet Definition of Eph. Like Definition of Eph. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation for the epistle to the Ephesians, a book in the New Testament of the Bible.
Ephesians Tweet Definition of Ephesians Like Definition of Ephesians on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) A book in the New Testament of the Bible, an epistle to the people of w:Ephesus, Ephesus which is attributed to w:Paul the Apostle, Paul the Apostle.
Ephraim Tweet Definition of Ephraim Like Definition of Ephraim on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Old Testament) younger son of Joseph, eponymous ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel
  2. a male given name
epistle Tweet Definition of epistle Like Definition of epistle on Facebook
noun
  1. A letter, or a literary composition in the form of a letter.
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    • : he may be hurried from this plan by the vehemence of thought, as in an ode, or drop it carlessly, as in an or essay
      1. (Christianity) One of the letters included as a book of the New Testament.
Esau Tweet Definition of Esau Like Definition of Esau on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) The son of Isaac and Rebekah and the older twin brother of Jacob.
Esdras Tweet Definition of Esdras Like Definition of Esdras on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) any of four books of the Old Testament and Apocrypha of the Bible. Sometimes abbreviated as Esd..
Evangelist Tweet Definition of Evangelist Like Definition of Evangelist on Facebook
noun
  1. A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), (also evangelist.)
Exodus Tweet Definition of Exodus Like Definition of Exodus on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (the Exodus) The departure of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt under the leadership of Moses.
  2. The second of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the second book in the Torah describing the Exodus.
Ezek. Tweet Definition of Ezek. Like Definition of Ezek. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the Book of Ezekiel, an Old Testament book of the Bible.
Ezekiel Tweet Definition of Ezekiel Like Definition of Ezekiel on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible.
  2. (given name, male, ) A male first name.
Ezr. Tweet Definition of Ezr. Like Definition of Ezr. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) Book of Ezra

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