Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

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General Editors: David G. HUNTER, University of Kentucky, United States, Paul J.J. van GEEST, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity focuses on the history of early Christian texts, authors, ideas. Its content is intended to bridge the gap between the fields of New Testament studies and patristics, covering the whole period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. The BEEC aims to provide a critical review of the methods used in Early Christian Studies and to update the historiography.

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Date: 2019-03-25

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Fan

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Author(s): Yates, Benedict
flabellum rhipidionAngelCurrent scholarship on the liturgical fan is limited, largely due to lack of evidence. It is known that the first explicit reference is to be found in the late 4th-century CE document Apostolic Constitutions, which states, let two of the deacons, on each side of the altar, each hold a fan, of thin membranes, or of peacock feathers, or of fine cloth, and let them silently drive away the flying insects that they may not come near to the cups. (Const. ap. 8.12.3) A similar reference of concern about insects contaminating the elements is to be found in the m…
Date: 2019-03-25
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