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1 One of the Hebrew patriarchs, the ancestor of the tribe of that name.

2 The aged and devout Jew who took the infant Christ in his arms in the Temple at Jerusalem, spoke the words now known as the ‘Nunc Dimittis’, and prophesied that a sword would pierce the soul of the BVM (Lk. 2: 25–35).

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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