Chapter

Introduction

MICHAEL J. HOLLERICH

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780198263685
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682636 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.003.0001

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Introduction

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Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, was the leading Christian scholar of his age. His books gave him a permanent place in the history of church and of human culture. The first section of this chapter provides a background to Eusebius, the Bible, and the modern biblical scholarship. The second section cites the purposes of the present study. This study describes and analyzes the interpretative techniques and controlling themes of Eusebius' exegesis of Isaiah, and places the commentary in relation to his thought and to its contemporary religious and political setting. The third section considers the new edition of the Commentary on Isaiah.

Keywords: Eusebius; Bible; modern scholarship; Commentary on Isaiah; exegesis

Chapter.  7766 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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