Christian Cyclopedia

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(from Gk. for “eat in secret”). Sect in Ephesus ca. 350 AD; held that Christians should eat in secret, as prophets supposedly did (a reference to 1 K 13:8–9 and Eze 24:17, 22?); regarded the Holy Spirit as a creature.

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