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Oncken, Johann Gerhard

(1800–84). B. Varel, Ger.; influenced by Presbs. and Meths. in Leith (near Edinburgh), Scot., and in London, Eng.; joined the Continental Soc., whose object it was to oppose rationalism on the Continent; to Hamburg 1823; est. a S. S. 1824; agent Edinburgh Bible Soc. 1828; inclined to Bap. views 1829; immersed in Elbe 1834; est. Bap. congs. in Ger., Holland, Scand., and E Eur.

Onderdonk, Henry Ustick

(Onderdonck; 1789–1858). Prot. Episc. cleric; b. NYC; ordained 1815; rector Brooklyn 1820; bp. Pennsylvania 1836; hymnist.

Oneida Community.

Communistic perfectionist settlement est. 1848 in Madison Co., New York, by J. H. Noyes*; reorganized 1880/81 as a joint stock company; became known for “Community” silverware. See also Communistic Societies.


(1st c. AD). Palestinian Jewish scholar. See also Bible Versions, B.


(from Gk. onomazo, “to name”). List of names or words, esp. in a specialized field, in the form of an encyclopedic dictionary. See also Geography, Christian, 3.


1. Study or theory of being or essence. 2. Theory regarding kinds of entities and abstract entities to be admitted to a language system.

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