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Epimenides a semi-legendary Cretan poet and prophet supposedly living between the 7th and 6th centuries bc, and credited with the creation of the liar paradox. He is said to be the person referred to as having made the assertion that all Cretans were liars in Titus 1:12 ‘One of themselves; even a prophet of their own’.

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Epimenides (ĕpĬmĕn´Ĭdēz), fl. 6th cent.? BC, Cretan prophet and miracle worker. According to one story, he was called to Athens to purify the city after the murder of Cylon on the Acropolis. Many poems, oracles, and sayings were attributed to him (Titus 1.12 is supposed to contain one of these).