For the Ancient Israelites, Pentecost was the Greek word used to refer to one of their major feasts called Shavuot in the Hebrew, or Festival of Weeks in English. 1,004 more words
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A prominent leader of the Scottish Reformation. Knox was born in Haddington, educated at St Andrews and ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1536. Persuaded to the Protestant cause under the martyr George Wishart, he pastored an English congregation for five years before fleeing from persecution to Scotland and then Geneva, where he ministered to an English congregation while studying under Calvin.