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hermas in the Bible

Mercury, a Roman Christian to whom Paul sends greetings (Rom. 16: 14). Some suppose him to have been the author of the celebrated religious romance called The Shepherd, but it is very probable that that work is the production of a later generation.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • Paulus obeyed his wish and then went with hermas to the top of the tower to spy the distance from thence.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "Let me alone about the women," answered hermas, with genuine annoyance.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • In his right hand he held the lamp, in his left hermas' sheepskin.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • She was hidden by the mill-stones, but she could see hermas lost in admiration.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • She had heard the court-yard gate open, and had recognized hermas' step.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "In the fishing-village at the foot of the mountain," replied hermas.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Indirectly, too, hermas tended to keep alive the idea of the Christian prophet, even after Montanism had helped to discredit it.

  • While he was painfully blowing the charcoal hermas came up to him.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • By a strenuous effort hermas kept his place on the frail platform, clinging to the unbroken rein.

  • He married his slave-girl to another youth, and hermas was set free.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar

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