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The Ebionites (Hebrew: אביונים - "the Poor Ones") were an early Jewish-Christian sect who did not acknowledge the deity of Jesus Christ.
Ebionites emphasized the unity of God, recognizing the Jewish Law as binding and seeing Jesus as the new Moses. Their teaching was simply that Jesus was a man who became the Messiah by virtue of fulfillment of the Law. They rejected of virgin birth and believed that Jesus would return to reign on earth. An edited version of Matthew's Gospel was used by the Ebionite sect.
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