Abgarus
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ABGAR; ABGARUS; ABAGARUS

ab'-gar, ab-ga'-rus, a-bag'-a-rus (Abgaros): Written also Agbarus and Augarus. A king of Edessa. A name common to several kings (toparchs) of Edessa, Mesopotamia. One of these, Abgar, a son of Uchomo, the seventeenth (14th?) of twenty kings, according to the legend (Historia Ecclesiastica, i.13) sent a letter to Jesus, professing belief in His Messiahship and asking Him to come and heal him from an incurable disease (leprosy?), inviting Him at the same time to take refuge from His enemies in his city, "which is enough for us both." Jesus answering the letter blessed him, because he had believed on Him without having seen Him, and promised to send one of His disciples after He had risen from the dead. The apostle Thomas sent Judas Thaddeus, one of the Seventy, who healed him (Cod. Apocrypha New Testament).

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Acts of the Holy Apostle Thaddæus,
... In those times there was a governor of the city of Edessa, Abgarus by
name. And there having gone abroad the fame of Christ, of ...
/.../unknown/acts of the holy apostle thaddaeus/acts of the holy apostle.htm

Narrative Concerning the Prince of the Edessenes.
... 2. For instance the King Abgarus, [214] who ruled with great glory the nations beyond
the Euphrates, being afflicted with a terrible disease which it was ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xiii narrative concerning the prince.htm

Sources and Literature.
... He founded a religion of the living spirit, not of a written code, like the Mosaic
law. ( His letter to King Abgarus of Edessa, in Euseb., Hist. ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 14 sources and literature.htm

Introductory Notice to Memoirs of Edessa and Other Syriac ...
... He says: [2889] "That both the intercourse reported by Eusebius between our Saviour
and this prince (Abgarus), and the report of the picture being brought to ...
/.../unknown/the decretals/introductory notice to memoirs of.htm

General Index to Socrates' Ecclesiastical History.
... Abdas, bishop of Persia, [1]157. Abgarus, unknown person, excommunicated, [2]70.
Ablabius, an eminent orator, ordained a Novatian presbyter, [3]159. ...
/.../general index to socrates ecclesiastical.htm

The Course Pursued by the Apostles after the Ascension of Christ.
... 7. When he came to that place he healed Abgarus by the word of Christ; and after
bringing all the people there into the right attitude of mind by means of his ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter i the course pursued by.htm

Choice of the Seventy. (Luke, X. ) --Import of the Number "Seventy ...
... the narratives in regard to the Sevent3 current in the first centuries (as in the
account (mixed up with legends) of the conversion of King Abgarus, written in ...
/.../section 203 choice of the.htm

The Church History of Eusebius. Index of Subjects.
... Abdus, the father of the preceding, [3]101. Abgarus, Prince of Edessa, correspondence
of, with Christ, 100, [4]101; healed by Thaddeus, [5]101, [6]104. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/the church history of eusebius.htm

Concerning Images .
... August., Contr. Donatist., bk. iv. [2509] Evagr., Hist. iv., ch. 27. [2510] Procop.,
De Bellis, ii.[ch. 12. [2511] ie Abgarus. [2512] 2 Thessalonians 2:15. ...
/.../john/exposition of the orthodox faith/chapter xvi concerning images.htm

Chapter ix.
... The learned reader need not be informed that I mean the epistle of Christ to Abgarus,
king of Edessa, found at present in the work of Eusebius, [21] as a piece ...
//christianbookshelf.org/paley/evidences of christianity/chapter ix.htm

Thesaurus
Abgarus
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ABGAR; ABGARUS; ABAGARUS. ab'-gar, ab-ga'-rus,
a-bag'-a-rus (Abgaros): Written also Agbarus and Augarus. A king of Edessa. ...
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Epistles (2 Occurrences)
...Abgarus, king of Osroene, which was a small country in Mesopotamia, writes from
Edessa, the capital, to our Lord, asking for healing and offering Him protection ...
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Abgar
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ABGAR; ABGARUS; ABAGARUS. ab'-gar, ab-ga'-rus,
a-bag'-a-rus (Abgaros): Written also Agbarus and Augarus. A king of Edessa. ...
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Abagarus
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia ABGAR; ABGARUS; ABAGARUS. ab'-gar, ab-ga'-rus,
a-bag'-a-rus (Abgaros): Written also Agbarus and Augarus. ... a-bag'-a-rus. See ABGARUS. ...
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Abhor (23 Occurrences)

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Armenia (2 Occurrences)
... There is no proof of the later Armenian story that Armenia was subject to Abgarus,
king of Edessa, in our Lord's time, and that the gospel was preached there ...
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Apocryphal
...Abgarus, king of Osroene, which was a small country in Mesopotamia, writes from
Edessa, the capital, to our Lord, asking for healing and offering Him protection ...
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