[ep-uh-kuh l or, esp. British, ee-po-] /ˈɛp ə kəl or, esp. British, ˈi pɒ-/
of, relating to, or of the nature of an .
extremely important, significant, or influential.
1680s, from epoch + -al (1).
- Epistle of jude
The author was “Judas, the brother of James” the Less (Jude 1:1), called also Lebbaeus (Matt. 10:3) and Thaddaeus (Mark 3:18). The genuineness of this epistle was early questioned, and doubts regarding it were revived at the time of the Reformation; but the evidences in support of its claims are complete. It has all the […]
- Epistle of james
(1.) Author of, was James the Less, the Lord’s brother, one of the twelve apostles. He was one of the three pillars of the Church (Gal. 2:9). (2.) It was addressed to the Jews of the dispersion, “the twelve tribes scattered abroad.” (3.) The place and time of the writing of the epistle were Jerusalem, […]
- Epistle from laodicea
(Col. 4:16), was probably the Epistle to the Ephesians, as designed for general circulation. It would reach the Colossians by way of Laodicea.
[ih-pis-uh l] /ɪˈpɪs əl/ noun 1. a letter, especially a formal or didactic one; written communication. 2. (usually initial capital letter) one of the apostolic letters in the New Testament. 3. (often initial capital letter) an extract, usually from one of the Epistles of the New Testament, forming part of the Eucharistic service in certain […]