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Dorcas

Christian woman who lived at Joppa. 

Background

Acts 9:36-42 tells the story of Dorcas, who is also known as Tabitha. The names mean "gazelle" in Greek and Aramaic, respectively. She appears as a woman widely known for her good works and acts of charity, particularly the garments she has made for widows. When Dorcas dies in Joppa, the Christians there send for Peter, who prays and brings her back to life.

AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus

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