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Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Michael J. Hollerich

Abstract

Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339), bishop, church historian, and biographer of Constantine, is the major Christian witness to the Constantinian settlement. Despite his importance, his biblical exegesis has not received the attention it deserves. His Commentary on Isaiah, rediscovered in nearly complete form only this century, was written shortly after the Council of Nicaea in 325 and the unification of the empire under Constantine. It is thus an important witness to Eusebius' thinking on the Bible, the church, and the empire at a critical moment in his life and in the history of Christianity. The ... More

Keywords: Eusebius of Caesarea, bishop, church historian, biographer, Constantine, Constantinian settlement, empire, Commentary on Isaiah, Council of Nicaea, unification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Hollerich, author
University of St Thomas