Adonis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.

2. (n.) A preeminently beautiful young man; a dandy.

3. (n.) A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasant's eye (Adonis autumnalis); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADONIS

a-do'-nis: A name for the Babylonian god TAMMUZ, which see. The word occurs only in the English Revised Version, margin of Isaiah 17:10, where for "pleasant plants" is read "plantings of Adonis." The the American Standard Revised Version rightly omits this marginal suggestion.

Library

Naasseni Ascribe their System, through Mariamne, to James the ...
... And an entity of this description the Assyrians call Adonis or Endymion; [336] and
when it is styled Adonis, Venus, he says, loves and desires the soul when ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter ii naasseni ascribe their system.htm

The Rise of the Assyrian Empire
... he was buried at Byblos, this tradition maintained, and it was in his honour that
the festivals attributed by the vulgar to the young Adonis were really ...
/.../chapter iithe rise of the.htm

Beth-Lehem
... The same father of the annals adds, that Beth-lehem, from the times of Adrian to
the times of Constantine, was profaned by the temple of Adonis: for the ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 51 beth-lehem.htm

The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
... attention, is here noticeable as being the only stream whose waters flow constantly
and with tolerable regularity; the others, the Leon, the Adonis,* and the ...
/.../chapter ithe first chaldaean empire.htm

The Apology of Aristides as it is Preserved in the History of ...
... For at one time she had Ares as a paramour, and at another time Anchises and again
Adonis, whose death she also laments, feeling the want of her lover. ...
/.../kay/the apology of aristides the philosopher/the apology of aristides as.htm

Refutation of what Libanius the Sophist Said Concerning Julian.
... The oracle was thus expressed: Atys propitiate, the great god, the chaste
Adonis, the blessed fair-haired Dionysius rich in gifts.'. ...
/.../chapter xxiii refutation of what libanius.htm

Contemporary Pagan and Heretical Hymns
... to secrecy."[41] The leading cults were those associated with Orpheus, the Magna
Mater (Cybele) and Attis, Mithra, Serapis, Isis, Adonis, and especially the ...
/.../v contemporary pagan and heretical.htm

Dedication
... Thou sleepest now in the land of Adonis, near the holy Byblus and the sacred stream
where the women of the ancient mysteries came to mingle their tears. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/renan/the life of jesus/dedication.htm

Chambers of Imagery
... who, false at once to their womanhood and to their God, were taking part in the
nameless obscenities and abominations of the worship of the Syrian Adonis. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/chambers of imagery.htm

False Gods Abandoned by Christians.
... who in their loves with men did such things as it is shameful even to mention),
and Proserpine and Venus (who were maddened with love of Adonis, and whose ...
/.../justin/the first apology of justin/chapter xxv false gods abandoned by.htm

Thesaurus
Adonis (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (n.) A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae, containing the pheasant's
eye (Adonis autumnalis); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have ...
/a/adonis.htm - 7k

Tammuz (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A corruption of Dumuzi, the Accadian sun-god (the
Adonis of the Greeks), the husband of the goddess Ishtar. ...
/t/tammuz.htm - 10k

Gebal (3 Occurrences)
... It lies in lat. 34 degrees 8', nearly, and about 4 miles North of the river Adonis
(Nahr Ibrahim). It was regarded as a holy city by the ancients. ...
/g/gebal.htm - 11k

Comparative
... It is said, for instance, that the resurrection of Adonis, Osiris and Mithra
was believed in by their followers. It is true that ...
/c/comparative.htm - 29k

Adonizedec (2 Occurrences)

/a/adonizedec.htm - 8k

Phoenicians
... pass at its mouth, where Egyptian Assyrian and Babylonian kings engraved their
monuments; and a few miles South of Jebail (Gebal) is the Adonis (Nahr Ibrahim ...
/p/phoenicians.htm - 38k

Phoenicia (6 Occurrences)
... pass at its mouth, where Egyptian Assyrian and Babylonian kings engraved their
monuments; and a few miles South of Jebail (Gebal) is the Adonis (Nahr Ibrahim ...
/p/phoenicia.htm - 40k

Vine-cuttings (1 Occurrence)
... have not given honour to the God of your salvation, and have not kept in mind the
Rock of your strength; for this cause you made a garden of Adonis, and put in ...
/v/vine-cuttings.htm - 6k

Lily (9 Occurrences)
... Of the true "floral glories of Palestine" the pheasant's eye (Adonis Palestina),
the ranunuculus (R. Asiaticus), and the anemone (A coronaria), the last named ...
/l/lily.htm - 15k

Imported (9 Occurrences)
... have not given honour to the God of your salvation, and have not kept in mind the
Rock of your strength; for this cause you made a garden of Adonis, and put in ...
/i/imported.htm - 9k



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