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Abgar, Letters of.

Letters supposedly exchanged by king (or toparch) Abgar V of Edessa* (4 BCAD 50) and Jesus. Abgar, according to the legend, requested Jesus to heal him, and Thaddaeus or Addai* was sent by Thomas after the ascension (Eusebius, HE, I xiii; II, i, 6–7). See also Apocrypha, C 4; Valla, Lorenzo.


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