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ecclesiast

(ɪˈkliːzɪəst)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament the Book of Ecclesiasticus
2. (Bible) Old Testament the writer or composer of the Book of Ecclesiastes
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) another name for ecclesiastic
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who belongs to the Athenian Ecclesia
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They were vexed by the brazen law of the Ecclesiast that men die like the beasts of the field and their end is the same.
In this regard, the Apostle Paul states that people who love money "pierced themselves through with many sorrows" (Colossians 3:5; Ephesians 5:5) and the Ecclesiast warns that money does not bring happiness: "He who loves money shall never have enough.
As a character sketch of an ecclesiast, this is, of course, extremely unflattering, but there is more to its satirical edge than self-serving hypocrisy and snobbery.
the fish that spawn there, the silver of your mouth's ecclesiast,
The "landlord"--an aristocrat, ecclesiast or a government rdzong-dpon--grants legal protection to the mi-ser in return for tax obligations (34) that included services, perishable goods, livestock and financial remuneration.
poor ecclesiast to boast in monologue of all he'd gathered as he
He was a celebrated ecclesiast who played a central role in resolving the Northern Ireland conflict.
(12) The center head ("Ecclesiast") evokes Luther's status as a priest, while the fifth head represents him as a wild-haired fanatic with bees buzzing around him.
And yet by the 380s, not only had he remolded the Holy Sepulchre around his crucifixion-based theology, he was also a well-respected ecclesiast in councilar meetings.
Jerome writes the female voice, he composes a conversation between the virgin and God, enabling him to enact both the subservient role of woman and the ultimate authoritative role of God: "[...] He will come and knock, saying: 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man [...] open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.' Then straightway you will eagerly reply: 'It is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled.'" (32) When performing her voice, the male ecclesiast silences the recluse's physical voice.
16 Here we see recollections of Athenian democracy, in which citizenship entailed taking on many forms, from juror to ecclesiast to hoplite to port inspector.
The ecclesiast is Christ, the originator of this knowledge; or the ecclesiast is the one who purifies souls through moral contemplations and leads them to natural contemplation.