abgar defined in 1939 yearabgar - Abgar;
abgar - Name or official title of 28 rulers of Edessa, in Mesopotamia, 136 B.C.-A.D. 217. Discredited tradition states that Abgar XIV sent a letter to Jesus Christ asking Him to visit him and heal a disease from which he was suffering. This letter, with the reply of Christ, is quoted by Eusebius of Caesarea, who states that Christ promised to send a disciple to Edessa after His ascension.
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