epistle epistle  /ɪ ˈpɪ səl/


  1. (n) a specially long, formal letter
  2. (n) a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle


  1. Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews, he suggested, was addressed to converted members of the Dead Sea sect, the Essenes.
  2. This, however, was an epistle about failure about the one time his father had attempted something big and fallen short.
  3. And that's when I dipped into this philosophy epistle file.


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  1. His book "is an epistle to this generation as much as it was letters to my mother," Dodd told The AP. "When evil happens, build those international relations and stand up for the principles that are universal."
    on Sep 10, 2007 By: Thomas Dodd Source: FOXNews

  2. Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker wrote that the speech "was both a Judeo-Christian epistle, conceding the moral necessity of war, and a meditation on American exceptionalism".
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Kathleen Parker Source: News24

  3. In II Corinthians 3:23, the Apostle Paul says to the Corinthian believers, "You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the...
    on Feb 6, 2010 By: the Apostle Paul Source: Red Bluff Daily News

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