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( Adelos = secretly, and phalo = I eat).

A sect mentioned by the anonymous author known as Praedestinatus (P.L., LIII, 612). They pretended that a Christian ought to conceal himself from other men to take his nourishment, imagining that thus he imitated the Prophets, and basing their view on certain passages of Scripture . The author of Praedestinatus said this was their only error, but Philastrius intimates that they also rejected the divinity of the Holy Ghost . They seem to have flourished in the latter part of the fourth century.

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