messiah

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member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish hol Ebionite , Nazarene
prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759) George Frederick Handel , George Frideric Handel , Georg Friedrich Handel , Handel
(Old Testament) the fourth son of Jacob who was forebear of one of the tribes of Israel; one of his descendants was to be the Messiah Judah
member of a small Gnostic sect that originated in Jordan and survives in Iraq and who believes that John the Baptist was the Messiah Mandaean , Mandean
Gnostic religion originating the 2nd and 3rd centuries that believes John the Baptist was the Messiah and that incorporates Jewish and Christian elements into a framework of dualistic beliefs Mandaeanism , Mandeanism
position of messiah messiahship
belief in Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) as the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the promised land Rastafarianism
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