Definition of Logion

1. Noun. A saying of Jesus that is regarded as authentic although it is not recorded in the Gospels.

Generic synonyms: Expression, Locution, Saying

Definition of Logion

1. Noun. A saying that is attributed to Jesus but which is not in the Bible. ¹

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Definition of Logion

1. a saying attributed to Jesus [n -GIA or -GIONS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Logion

logion (current term)
logistic curve
logistic function
logistic functions
logistic model
logistic models
logistic support
logistical nightmare

Literary usage of Logion

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1. The Oxyrhynchus Logia and the Apocryphal Gospels by Charles Taylor (1899)
"Why should so strange a thing be contemplated in the logion ? ... The logion compresses widely different sayings about a city and a house into one : for the ..."

2. The Methodist Review (1897)
"As will be seen, logion 1 is almost the same as Luke vi, 42, ... logion 2 has no parallel in the New Testament, for the duty of fasting or of keeping the ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1900)
"And to interpret the logion in this light is neither to read back a fine modern idea into the gospel, nor to attribute proleptically to Jesus a phase of ..."

4. In the Shadow of Sinai: A Story of Travel and Research from 1895 to 1897 by Agnes Smith Lewis (1898)
"If we agree with Dr. Rendel Harris that it is the dropped half of a logion, whose full text would be— " But I say unto you, that every idle word that men ..."

5. Thrice-greatest Hermes: Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis by Hermes, George Robert Stow Mead (1906)
"THB PROBABLE COMPLETION OF AN OXYRHYNCHUS logion The last hypothesis seems to be the most satisfactory choice; and we may compare what would appear to be a ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Third logion: "Jesus saith, I stood in the midst of the world, ... Fifth logion: "Jesus saith, Wherever there are two, they are not without God; ..."

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