Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia

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.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online