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(ἐπιφανεία , 2 Maccabees 5:4; ἴνδαλμα,

Wisdom of Solomon 17:3; φάντασμα , Wisdom of Solomon 17:15 [14]), the sudden appearance of a "ghost" or the spirit of a departed person (comp. Luke 24:37), or some other preternatural object. (See SPECTRE). The belief in such occurrences has always been prevalent in the East; and among the modern Mohammedans the existence and manifestation of efreets is held an undoubted reality (Lane's Mod. Eg. 1, 344). (See SUPERSTITION). Such a belief, however, has no sanction in the canonical Scriptures beyond the doubtful case of Saul (1 Samuel 28:14). (See WITCHCRAFT). The visits of Christ to his disciples after his resurrection come under altogether a different category. (See APPEARANCE).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Apparition'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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