Eusebius of Caesarea
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b. shortly after AD 260;

d. between AD 337 and 340 in Caesarea in Palestine (Caesarea [3] Maritima);

Theologian and Greek ecclesiastical author; became bishop of Caesarea in 314.


The substantial theological work of Eusebius stands in the tradition of Origenes [2]; it comprises exegetical, historical, and apologetic writings. Some of it is lost (e.g. Apology for Origen; Against…

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Bauer, Thomas Johann, “Eusebius of Caesarea”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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