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 (hûrm) also her·ma (hûr′mə)
n. pl. herms also her·mae (-mī)
A rectangular, often tapering stone post bearing a carved head or bust, usually of Hermes, used as a boundary marker in ancient Greece and for decorative purposes in later periods.

[Latin hermēs, herma, from Greek hermēs, from Hermēs, Hermes.]



a monument consisting of a four-sided shaft tapering inward from top to bottom and bearing a head or bust.
[1570–80; < Latin hermēs < Greek hermês statue of Hermes]
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As part of the partnership, the first beneficiary will be Paralympian Cliff Hermas Muvunyi, and he will visit Luxembourg in this June to make additional arrangements prior to this years Paralympics event in Brazil.
Focusing in turn on two of Holmes' research areas, biblical scholars explore such topics as patristic evidence in the apparatus criticus of a Greek New Testament, water and blood in Matthew 27:49: a Johannine reading in the Matthean passion narrative, the selection of Greek manuscripts to be included in the International Greek New Testament Project's edition of John in the Editio Critica Maior, the apocalyptic "adversary" in the Martyrdom of Polycarp and the Martyrs of Lyons, defining exceptions in the Didache, and "Rotten Stones" and other marginalia in the Shepherd of Hermas.
He was in contention with Hermas Evans, at the time a representative of Wales on the international board, and Myrddyn Jones of Loughor who had been elected only the previous year, and his decision to stand against them seems inexplicable.
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They include Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp of Smyrna, the author of the Didache, and the author of the Shepherd of Hermas.
We have had a complete lack of feminist intellectual and enlightenment movements for almost 60 years," says Hermas Fawzy, of the Egyptian Feminist Union.
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The book also contributes to scholarship on the particular early Christian texts that are at the heart of this work: namely, Hebrews, the Epistle to Diognetus, the Shepherd of Hermas, and the Apocryphon of James.
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Yale I 3 and the question of its function; the reuse of Christian texts as demonstrated by three papyri; a preliminary list of papyri, parchments, ostaca, and tablets written with Biblical texts in Greek and used as amulets; the Egyptian Hermas as the shepherd in Egypt before Constantine; and the Babatha archive, the Egyptian papyri, and their implications for studying the Greek New Testament.