noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: short for Epistle to the Ephesians Date: 1549 a letter addressed to early Christians and included as a book in the New Testament — see bible table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ephesians — 1 Ephesians 2 Ephesians 3 Ephesians 4 Ephesians 5 Ephesians 6 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Ephesians — New Testament epistle, late 14c., addressed to Christian residents of the Greek city of EPHESUS (Cf. Ephesus), in what is now western Turkey …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ephesians — [e fē′zhənz, ifē′zhənz] n. a book of the New Testament: a letter from the Apostle Paul to the Christians of Ephesus: abbrev. Ep or Eph …   English World dictionary

  • Ephesians — noun a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ • Syn: ↑Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians, ↑Epistle to the Ephesians… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ephesians — noun A book in the New Testament of the Bible, an epistle to the people of which is attributed to . Syn: Epistle to the Ephesians See Also: Eph., Ephes …   Wiktionary

  • Ephesians — /i fee zheuhnz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a book of the New Testament, written by Paul. Abbr.: Eph., Ephes., Ephs. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ephesians — n. book in the New Testament comprised of a collection of letters written by the Apostle Paul (Biblical) E·phe·si·an || ɪ fiːʒjÉ™n n. native or resident of Ephesus adj. of or pertaining to Ephesus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ephesians — E•phe•sians [[t]ɪˈfi ʒənz[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) bib a book of the New Testament, written by Paul …   From formal English to slang

  • Ephesians, Epistle to the — • The letter which, in the manuscripts containing the Epistles of St. Paul, bears the title To the Ephesians comprises two parts distinctly separated by a doxology (Eph., iii, 20 sq.) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ephesians, Epistle to —    Was written by Paul at Rome about the same time as that to the Colossians, which in many points it resembles.    Contents of. The Epistle to the Colossians is mainly polemical, designed to refute certain theosophic errors that had crept into… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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