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Polychronius of Apamea
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(died c. 430). The only information we have about Polychronius appears at the end of the account of his brother, Theodore of Mopsuestia, provided by Theodoret of Cyrrhus (Hist. eccl. V 40.2): “His brother Polychronius was the excellent bishop of Apamea, a man gifted with great eloquence and of illustrious character.” Polychronius, like his brother Theodore, was a representative of Antiochene theology, championing a two natures Christology. His commentaries on Daniel, Ezekiel, and Job are preserved only in fra…

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Hennings, Ralph, “Polychronius of Apamea”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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