Eusebius, Onomasticon. A Triglott Edition with Notes and Commentary. Series: Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series, Volume: 9. Authors. Eusebius, Onomasticon A Triglott Edition with Notes and Commentary R. Steven Notley and Ze’ev Safrai · June One of the challenging tasks for. Eusebius, Onomasticon: The Place Names Of Divine Scripture (Jewish and Christian Perspectives) (English, Latin and Ancient Greek Edition) (Ancient Greek ).

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The Hebrew had written Aun.

Onlmasticon first comprehensive attempt to locate these places was that of Eusebius, the bishop of Caesarea and fourth-century church historian ca. II Chronicles is rare and some of the place-names of I Chronicles are omitted, but most of these were paralleled in earlier lists.

Thomsen and Klostermann rely heavily on an eleventh century Procopius manuscript. I was privileged to check this manuscript in onomassticon Vatican Library.

The average reader of the Bible assumes that a place referred to in the Old or New Testaments still exists somewhere in one of the countries of the Near or Middle East under the same name and in approximately the same location. There is the ono,asticon problem of authorship and sources. Their reports of shrines, tombs, churches, pagan remnants, and sites in general are often in conflict with one another.

One must agree with Melamed that items out of their proper biblical order are secondary. They do not onomashicon an archaeological survey of the Holy Land. Today there is a garrison Roman fort of soldiers there. However these portions are very extensive. In Eusebius’ Onomasticondistances between each “milestone” were usually 1, meters—1, meters, although the standard Roman mile was 1, meters.


ECF: Eusebius of Caesarea: Onomasticon

This is even more significant a figure than at first appears since the mosaic is a Christian map depicting Gospel sites. Historia Ecclesiastica Church History first seven books ca.

It lies near Rama and Remmon. Now only a ruined place is shown. Located in the Great onojasticon east of Legeon. The map also parallels the so-called Jerome map of medieval times which may have been derived from an earlier Eusebius map or plan.

Not all the cities of refuge are called such and they are variously labeled.

The Preparatio Evangelica is fully extant, while the Demonstratio Evangelica is about half complete in our present texts. Onomastocon the other hand, there are double entries for the same place giving divergent localizations. Noted also above Suchem of which we spoke above. But the tribe of Nephthali could not expel the former inhabitants from here. Once Sehon, king of the Amorrites, took it from onomaticon Moabites.

Also the father of Bethlehem was called Ephratha according to Paralipomenon.


In tribe of Dan. All the pages are single columned except for the recto and verso of 19 which is a palimpsest and has the text in two columns. It is a village in the mountains six miles north of Jerusalem. Some think there is use of simple Hebrew by Eusebius in the Demonstratio Evangelica but this Hebrew could also be derived from Philo and Origen.


The work of Glueck, Avi-Yonah, Mittmann and others indicates that the late Roman and Byzantine periods were most prosperous. Campbell and the American Schools of Oriental Research. It is nine miles from Kaisareia. Caesarea’s Christian community presumably had a history reaching back to apostolic times[10] but it is a common claim that no bishops are onomastticon for the town before about[11] even though the Apostolic Constitutions 7.

Neither is as complete as modern scholarship would desire, but despite the many faults and lacunae they remain our onnomasticon written sources for the history of their respective periods.

Eusebius’ Onomasticon

At least forty contemporaries are called by this name. Again these traditions may be from several editors’ hands. No biography of Eusebius of Caesarea exists from contemporary times.

The stated purpose of the fourth and final geographical work attributed to Eusebius was to identify biblical place-names and to associate them with onomssticon places in the fourth century.

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