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Laodicean

inhabitant of ancient Greek city, Laodicea; people noted for indifferent attitude toward religion. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 1529]
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The modern Laodiceans won't need to wait until judgment day to attain happiness - that was achieved when the three-year-old bay gelding defied King's pessimism and came home six lengths clear in a field of 16 at the Cambridgeshire track last month.
finds that the messages to the Smyrnans and the Laodiceans present Christ as a moral philosopher (Stoic) inviting the addressees to focus their hopes on the "true" wealth of the heavenly city.
LEFEVRE'S TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY OF THE PAULINE EPISTLES, 1512:(8) EPISTLE TO THE LAODICEANS AND PAUL'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH SENECA(9)
Even the designation of the letter as to the Colossians may be part of the fiction: the intended recipients may rather have been the Laodiceans and other neighbouring churches (p.
The full effect of such a joint homage is to raise Frost's identity from the comfortable regional and local arena, where it has often been confined, to the international sphere where it belongs; thus the book may be as important in its way as the earlier landmarks of Frost criticism - Randall Jarrell's challenging essay "To the Laodiceans," which rescued Frost from sentimental poetry-lovers, and Lionel Trilling's dramatic banquet speech which characterized Frost as a "terrifying" poet.
The epistle to the Colossians mentions a letter to the Laodiceans, and a suitable text was needed to satisfy curiosity.
Others would say that Second Timothy and Colossians were also written by someone else, but I think Paul wrote those two, as well as a letter to the Laodiceans that is buried in Ephesians.
This new canon consisted of the Gospel of Luke and ten of Paul's Letters, namely Galatians, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Romans, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, Laodiceans ( = Ephesians), Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon, all in an expurgated version.
Whereas the Kerygma Petri is still treated along with the Epistle to the Laodiceans, the Correspondence between Seneca and Paul, and the Pseudo-Titus Epistle under the heading "Apostolic Pseudepigrapha," the Kerygmata Petrou are now classed more logically with the Pseudo-Clementines.
The mare, who is trained by Alan King for The Laodiceans, took command from two out and ran out a convincing seven lengths winner from Nayodabayo.
537); this section contains translations of the Letters of Christ and Abgar, the Letter of Lentulus, the Epistle to the Laodiceans (rightly noting that the Greek of a St Andrews MS `seems to be based on Elias Hutter's polyglot NT'), and the Correspondence of Paul and Seneca, with a brief note about the lost Epistle to the Alexandrians.
Weber's manual Vulgate (1969) not only of Psalm 151, but also of a New Testament antilegomenon, Laodiceans, further heightens the resemblance to ancient practice.