Setting and Character of the Commentary on Isaiah


in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780198263685
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682636 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Setting and Character of the Commentary on Isaiah

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This chapter deals with the various aspects of the Commentary on Isaiah which are preliminary to understanding its significance in Eusebius' works as a whole. It consider's the commentary's date, setting and purpose, relation to previous Christian interpretation of Isaiah, relation to Eusebius' exegesis of Isaiah in his earlier works, and leading theological ideas. The Commentary on Isaiah belongs to the period of Constantine's role in the empire because the imperial policies it alludes to and reflects only came into being in the East after the defeat of Licinius.

Keywords: date; purposes; predecessors; Commentary on Isaiah; Judaism; theological ideas

Chapter.  22206 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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