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1. A native or inhabitant of ancient Ephesus.
2. Ephesians(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.
Of or relating to ancient Ephesus or its people, language, or culture.

[From Latin Ephesiī, inhabitants of Ephesus, from Greek Ephesioi, from Ephesos, Ephesus.]
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(Historical Terms) of or relating to Ephesus
(Historical Terms) an inhabitant or native of Ephesus
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Noun1.Ephesian - a resident of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
Adj.1.Ephesian - of or relating to ancient Ephesus or its people or language or culture
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References in classic literature ?
* Herostratus, or Eratostratus--an Ephesian, who wantonly set fire to the famous temple of Diana, in order to commemorate his name by so uncommon an action.
One may read the Scriptures and believe, but he can not go and stand yonder in the ruined theatre and in imagination people it again with the vanished multitudes who mobbed Paul's comrades there and shouted, with one voice, "Great is Diana of the Ephesians!" The idea of a shout in such a solitude as this almost makes one shudder.
Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians has been substantial, the majority of it has been on such issues as authorship, the relation of the Ephesian church to that of the Colossians, and the rhetoric of the letter.
The Colossian and Ephesian Haustafeln in theological context; an analysis of their origins, relationship, and message.
After telling the Ephesian believers not to live as nonbelievers do (Ephesians 4:17), Paul offers some timely advice on anger management.
Acts, the Johannine Letters, Revelation, and Ignatius' letter to the Ephesians. Trebilco describes the varieties of Ephesian Christianity over the first century of its history.
The Christian habit of attempting to regulate the reading of the faithful went even further teal to the Ephesian converts of Saint Paul, who made bonfires of books they considered superstitious (books valued, I note with a bibliophile's attention to cost, at "fifty thousand pieces of silver").
Synopsis: "The Ephesian Artifacts" is a blend of history, action and adventure featuring the death of Cleopatra, the fall of Saigon, and the search for artifacts hidden beneath the sands of the ancient city of Ephesus, Turkey.
Piggott has his second dead-heat of the meeting as Green Belt (Harry Wragg) cannot be separated from Ephesian (Bill Marshall/Geoff Baxter) at the end of the first juvenile maiden.
Adriana, the wife of the Ephesian, mistakes the Syracusan for her husband and later has her real husband arrested as a madman.
Between these two came the Dialogue, resuming his old Ephesian debates with Trypho, "one of the most eminent Jews of his day" (Eusebius).
Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29