A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Hypsistarii

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HYPSISTARII, worshippers of the most high, [\upsilon \psi \iota \sigma \tau \omicron \sigma] a denomination in the fourth century, whose doctrine is reported to have been an assemblage of paganism, judaism and christianity. They adored the most high God with the Christians; but they also revered fire and light with the pagans, and observed the sabbath and the distinction of meats with the jews. They are supposed by some to be a branch of the Massalians.[1]


Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Encyclpedia, vol. ix. p. 48.