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Valentinus was a follower of Apollinaris of Laodicea about whom we have no biographical information and who cannot be precisely dated. He writes against his fellow-Apollinarian Timotheus, bishop of Beirut (Timotheus of Beirut), who appears to have been a contemporary and who was alive in 381 CE, when he signed the protocol of the Council of Constantinople (Lietzmann, 1904, 31; Constantinople, 02: First Council of [Second Ecumenical; 381 CE]). Valentinus describes Apollinaris himself, who died sometime between …

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Orton, Robin, “Valentinus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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