Epicureans in the Bible
(Referring to those who are fastidious in their tastes or enjoyments, connoisseurs) Reject John the Baptist
- Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
- Luke 7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
⇒Bible Encyclopedia for EPICUREANS.
Doctrines propagated by, familiar to Solomon
- Ecclesiastes 2:1-10 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? 3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life. 4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: ...
⇒Definition of epicureanism
- 1 Corinthians 15:32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
⇒See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Epicureans.
Dispute with Paul
- Acts 17:18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.