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Jacobite means follower of Jacob or James. Jacobite may refer to:


  • Jacobites generally designates followers of Saint Jacob Baradaeus (d. 578), i.e. the creed of Monophysitism/Miaphysitism in Eastern Christianity which gained widespread support in Egypt, Armenia, part of Syriac Christianity, Ghassanid Arab Christians and Ethiopia, as opposed to Melkites (i.e. imperial), who followed the official Chalcedonian creed of the Orthodox church of the Byzantine empire. Churches in the Jacobite tradition or often called Jacobite include the following:
  • Jacobite, follower of Henry Jacob (1563–1624), English clergyman
  • Jacobites, Biblical name for descendants of Jacob




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