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Dorcas

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(Δορκάς, a female antelope; explained in the text as equivalent to Syr. טְבַיתָא, a gazelle), a charitable and pious Christian widow of Joppa, whom Peter restored to life (Acts 9:36-41). The sacred writer mentions her as "a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas," the reason of which probably is that she was a Hellenistic Jewess, and was called Dorcas by the Greeks, while to the Jews she was known by the name of TABITHA (See TABITHA) (q.v.). (See GAZELLE).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Dorcas'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​d/dorcas.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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