Last year Josephus scholar Louis Feldman wrote a tentative article in support of the hitherto fringe idea that Eusebius of Caesarea composed the so-called Testimonium Flavianum found in Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews, book 18. On p.26 we find the following statement: There is one phrase in the Testimonium that, while it has been noted […]
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A portion of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Ecclesiastical Theology, written against Marcellus of Ancyra, was edited and translated in John Mackett, Eusebius of Caesarea’s Theology of the Holy Spirit. Milwaukee, WI : Marquette University, 1990. As it is not too long, I think it might be interesting to give the passage translated here. Mackett goes on […]
We have English translations of a great deal of Patristic literature. One of the most conspicuous absences, however, has been the five books that Eusebius of Caesarea wrote against Marcellus of Ancyra after the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. These are the Contra Marcellum and the Ecclesiastical Theology. Today I heard from Dr Kelley […]
They certainly knew how to write scholarly editions, those editors of the Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller series. A handful of pages on “titles and kephalaia” in GCS 9.3, by the editor, Eduard Schwarz, has nevertheless remained unchallenged for a century. Of course one reason for this may be that it is incredibly hard for any non-German […]
Buying images of pages from a manuscript in the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg – part 1
I need to look at some pages from a Syriac manuscript in the collection of the National Library of Russia in St Petersburg. Rather than flying out there, paying for a hotel, it might be cheaper to just purchase a few digital photographs. At least, one would hope so! After a look at page on the […]
Two very early manuscripts exist of a Syriac translation of the “Church History” of Eusebius. One of these dates from 462 A.D. It was bought from the monks of the Nitrian desert in Egypt, and destined for the British Library; but the middleman, a certain Pacho, double-crossed his masters and instead sold it, together with […]
A day that I have long dreaded has arrived – the day on which I have to work out just what it cost to make the translation of Eusebius of Caesarea’s, Gospel Problems and Solutions. Why now? Well, it’s the end of the financial year. The company has been selling copies of the book for […]
A couple of years ago I discussed a quotation from Eusebius’ Commentary on the Psalms. An incoming link alerts me to a discussion which gives a longer quotation, and a source for it. The source given is Moses Stuart’s Commentary on the Apocalypse (vol. 2, p.9, p.40; Andover: Allen, Morrill, Wardwell, 1845). But a quick […]
Last night I spent hunched over a hot scanner, transforming a text book from paper into a PDF. My first reason for doing so is that it is simply more accessible in that format. The library charges $8 to borrow it, and lends it to me for a fortnight. That isn’t long enough to do […]
A fresh — and kind – review has appeared of the text and translation of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Gospel problems and solutions (Quaestiones ad Stephanum et Marinum) which I published last year. It is by Michael F. Bird and can be found here at the Review of Biblical Literature site. (h/t here).