Theophilus of Antioch
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d. ca. AD 180–185 in Antioch on the Orontes;

Christian Greek author.


The only source of information on Theophilus’ life and work is his only extant work, the three books of An Autolykos/Ad Autolycum (Autol. 2,24: origins in Mesopotamia; Autol. 1,14: adult baptism). According to Eusebius [7] (Ecclesiastical History 4,20), he was appointed bishop of Antioch…

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Prostmeier, Ferdinand, “Theophilus of Antioch”, 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 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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