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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Egg (2)

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as a Christian symbol. Marble eggs have been found in the tombs of some of the saints, and egg-shells occasionally in the loculi of the martyrs, a relic of the celebration of the Agapae. As a Christian symbol it signified the immature hope of the resurrection; the use of it on Easter doubtless has reference to this idea.


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Egg (2)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/e/egg-2.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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