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epicureans


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Epicureans 
  followers  of  Epicurus  (who  died  at  Athens  B.C.  270),  or 
  adherents  of  the  Epicurean  philosophy  (Acts  17:18).  This 
  philosophy  was  a  system  of  atheism,  and  taught  men  to  seek  as 
  their  highest  aim  a  pleasant  and  smooth  life.  They  have  been 
  called  the  Sadducees"  of  Greek  paganism.  They  with  the  Stoics, 
  ridiculed  the  teaching  of  Paul  (Acts  17:18).  They  appear  to  have 
  been  greatly  esteemed  at  Athens. 
 




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