A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Eclesaites

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ECLESAITES, the followers of Elxai (or Elcesia,) a sectary of the second century, whether Jew or Christian is uncertain; but he held the doctrine of two principles, and other points of Manicheanism. He was succeeded by Saturninus.[1]

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Mosheim, vol. i. p. 216, new ed.