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EPISTLES, civil law. The name given to a species of rescript. Epistles were the answers given by the prince, when magistrates submitted to him a question of law. Vicle Rescripts.

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Indeed, the fact that Quintilian refers to it as a liber does imply that the Ars was regarded as a free-standing entity by that time, removed from all the other epistles.
adopts the minority position: Paul's reference to "all those in every place" indicates not rhetorical flourish but literal addressees, making 1 Corinthians the earliest general epistle.
Without telephone or Internet, the early church relied on hand-held letters, primarily epistles, to remain integrated.
Kostenberger, of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Wilder, of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, have assembled twelve essays that defend the Pauline authorship of the Pastoral Epistles.
This new edition and translation makes an excellent beginning to the huge project undertaken by the Institute of Ismaili Studies to produce the first critical edition and translation of the Epistles of the Brethren of Purity (Rasa'il Ikhwan as-Safa).
Universal Truth: The Catholic Epistles of James, Peter, Jude and John" is a collection of the famed epistles, or letters, from four of Jesus's best known apostles.
The highlight of the series was the first complete edition of the Druze epistles, Rasail al-hikma.
Epistles by Mark Jarman, Sarabande Books, 2007, $13.
This time, the editor has the assistance of Daniel Delas for the French translation of the epigrams, while Jean-Claude Ternaux is largely responsible for the epistles, aided by Guillot in the annotations.
It is incorrect to state that none of the epistles corroborates the story of the Gospels.
The book ends with an article by Richardson on Job in the epistle of James and one by Kostenberger on the epistles and the Book of Revelation, followed with a response by Kostenberger that addresses each essay in the volume.