Friday, 24 May 2019

Claudio Zamagni: Biblical Quotations in Eusebius' Exegesis

In his exegetical works, Eusebius sometimes uses scriptural testimonia to prove his point. In his Question to Stephanus V, he adduces a large number of biblical quotations concerning the promises made by God to Abraham and David, as well as their fulfilment. The usage of biblical quotations in such cases seems partly inspired by similar passages in Origen. Eusebius was of course aware of Origen's work, but he is certainly not satisfied in merely reproducing his predecessor's exegesis and list of testimonia.

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