• Epiphany

    From the Greek for “appearing”; “being shown”. The “showing” is that of the infant Jesus to  the wise men from the East (found only in Matthew’s gospel).  It celebrates the fact that Jesus has come for all humankind, not just for God’s Jewish people. Traditionally celebrated twelve days after Christmas (6 January) in Australia it is transferred to the Sunday immediately after 1 January.

  • Etymology

    The study of the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.
  • Evangelist

    "One who proclaims good news"; more specifically, the four attributed writers of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. From the Greek “eu” (good) and angelos (messenger).

  • Exegesis

    Application of the rules of interpretation to Biblical texts
  • Exodus

    Both the name of the second book of the Old Testament and its greatest defining event, indeed the greatest event in the whole of Judaism’s history. From the Greek "going out", it was God's intervention to save his Chosen People, the Israelites, through their escape, led by Moses,  from slavery in  Egypt and the subsequent establishment  of the covenant at Sinai.