Re: poor or beggar

From: Sassanian (
Date: Tue Apr 23 1996 - 01:56:05 EDT

On Mon, 22 Apr 1996, Stephen C Carlson wrote:
> "... for the name of Ebionites indicates the poverty of their intelligence,
> for this name means 'poor' in Hebrew.[2]" (tr. Kirsopp Lake)

> on the Hebrew equivalent, Ebionite. Eusebius' theory is, of course, out
> of line.

Not only that, I'd gather he knew they meant poor in spirit and poor
in mammon. Perhaps they were also "poor" in the "wisdom of the world"
and poor in might, nobility. From what I've read, Eusebius seems quite a
bias historian, though I haven't read his works directly.

Mike Tolbert

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