Ethiopian Eunuch
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The Conversion of the Ethiopian Eunuch.
Ethiopian eunuch was a person of distinguished zeal and devotion. ...
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Ebedmelech the Ethiopian
... Ebedmelech is a singular anticipation of that other Ethiopian eunuch whom
Philip met on the desert road to Gaza. It is prophetic ...
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The Progress of the Gospel from the Death of Christ to the Death ...
... The baptism of the Ethiopian eunuch, [57:6] about this period, was calculated to
enlarge their ideas; and the baptism of Cornelius pointed out, still more ...
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Philip the Evangelist
... He went and preached the Gospel to the Ethiopian eunuch, and then he was borne away
from the new convert, and after the Spirit had put him down at Ashdod he ...
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Feasting on the Sacrifice
... and that one of the results of partaking of this sacrificial feast is 'your heart
shall live for ever,' we may well say with the Ethiopian eunuch, 'Of whom ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/feasting on the sacrifice.htm

The Statement of the Apostle, that all Things are of the Father by ...
... 41. Then, too, the Ethiopian eunuch of Queen Candace, when baptized in Christ,
obtained the fulness of the sacrament. And they who ...
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All the Apostles Urge the Observance of the Order of the Church.
... has the following note: "That he who baptized the Ethiopian eunuch was not the
Apostle Philip, but one of those who were chosen along with St. ...
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... not have been procured. The Ethiopian eunuch and the Philippian jailor
[475:3] were their own sponsors. Until long after the time ...
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A Treatise on Re-Baptism by an Anonymous Writer.
... Just as the Ethiopian eunuch, when he was returning from Jerusalem and reading the
prophet Isaiah, and was in doubt, having at the Spirit's suggestion heard ...
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On the Words, and Rose Again from the Dead on the Third Day, and ...
... 1690] . Thou knowest what is written in the Acts, when the Ethiopian eunuch
came from beyond the rivers of Ethiopia [1691] . When ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Ethiopian Eunuch


e-thi-o'-pi-an u'-nuk eunouchos:

A man who occupied a leading position as treasurer at the court of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, and who was converted and baptized by Philip the deacon (Acts 8:27-39). Being a eunuch, he was not in the full Jewish communion (compare Deuteronomy 23:1), but had gone up to Jerusalem to worship, probably as a proselyte at the gate. During his return journey he spent the time in studying Isaiah, the text which he used being that of the Septuagint (compare Professor Margoliouth, article "Ethiopian Eunuch" in HDB). On meeting with Philip the deacon, who was on his way to Gaza, he besought of him to shed light upon the difficulties of the Scripture he was reading, and through this was converted. The place of his baptism, according to Jerome and Eusebius, was Bethsura: by some modern authorities, eg. G A. Smith, it has been located at or near Gaza. The verse containing the confession of the eunuch, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God," is omitted either in whole or in part by some texts, but Hilgenfeld, Knowling, etc., regard it as quite in keeping with the context. Tischendorf, Westcott and Hort, Revised Version (British and American) text, etc., uphold the omission. The verse occurs in the body of the King James Version, but is given only as a footnote in the Revised Version (British and American) and the American Standard Revised Version. The diligence with which the eunuch pursued his reading, the earnestness with which he inquired of Philip, and the promptness with which he asked for baptism-all testify to the lofty nature of his character.

C. M. Kerr



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