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Seven Sleepers of Ephesus.

Seven Christian youths who, acc. to a legend that originated perhaps in the 6th c., were walled up in a cave during the Decian persecution (see Persecution of Christians, 3, 4), fell asleep, awoke and were released ca. 175/197 yrs. later. The legend varies considerably in details.


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