1640s, sect (1c.-2c.) that held Jesus was a mere man and Christians continued bound by Mosaic Law, from Latin ebonita, from Hebrew ebyon "poor."
The theory of the ebionite legend must contain some truth at the bottom, in spite of the fables which are mingled with it.
This is what is meant by the ebionite tone of the Epistle; for poverty is the condition which Ebionism delights to honour.
A little later, and yet another ebionite tried his hand on the Alexandrian version; this was Symmachus.
The ebionite who kissed the Pentateuch, and the Gnostic who tore it up, were both foolish because both ignorant.
The ebionite churches, on the contrary, grew poorer each day.
ebionite views lingered especially in the country east of the Jordan until they were absorbed by Islam in the 7th century.
Even370 the Tanaite and ebionite teachers mixed freely with each other.