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Eusebius of Emesa
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(born c. 300 in Edessa, died shortly before 359) was a student of Polychronius of Skythopolis and Eusebius of Caesarea in Palestine; he also studied in Antioch and Alexandria; he was one of the founders of Antiochene biblical exegesis (interpretations of the Pentateuch, of the books of Kings, and of individual letters of Paul – probably in continuation of the exegetical work of his teacher Eusebius; Antiochene theology). Despite his ties to the Arian church party (friend of George of Laodicea), he refused to take over the episcopal seat of Athanasius in Alexandria (aft…

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Bienert, Wolfgang A., “Eusebius of Emesa”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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