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Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: the highlights, XI

Continuing our journey through the classic historical text from 324 AD. Pantaenus About 180 AD, a philosopher with Christian affinity—or a Christian with philosophical tendencies—decides to head east to further the gospel. I note that increasingly about this time in … Continue reading

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Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: the highlights, X

Warning: this blog may pose some difficult questions as continue our journey through the classic historical text from 324 AD. Irenaeus Comments on Scripture and the clarification of Translation Again, around 166 AD, Irenaeus tells us Mattityahu (Matthew) was written in Hebrew … Continue reading

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Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: the highlights, IX

Continuing our journey through the classic historical text from 324 AD. Hegesippus We are still between 117 and 166 AD, when we come to the close of the above author’s tour of duty. I would like to see this man’s … Continue reading

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Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: the highlights, VIII

Continuing our journey through the classic historical text from 324 AD. Book IV About 129 AD, we find that the bishops of Jerusalem have all been Jews until recently. Eusebius almost remarks in passing that he hasn’t bothered to cover … Continue reading

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Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: the highlights, VII

Resuming our journey through the classic historical text from 324 AD. The ‘death’ of Yochanon Yes, I know that Yeshua did not promise Yochanon would not die (as some reported), but it’s kind of a strange thing to say, “If … Continue reading

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Warrior or brawler?

Not getting a lot of feedback on Eusebius historical posts, so figured I should take a week or two off… I’ve never been known as a pacifist. Besides David and Goliath, I had Guy Williams as Zorro, Condorman, Batman, and … Continue reading

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Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: the highlights, VI

I will interrupt this series, next week for a break, but for now, we continue our journey through the classic historical text from 324 AD. More Heresy! I’m not going to cover every heresy, especially since most of them are … Continue reading

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Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: the highlights, V

Warning: today’s portion will get a bit dicey, hard questions about orthodoxy, the Canon and salvation as we continue our through the classic historical text from 324 AD. Menander Still in Book 3 of 10, about 117 AD. Along comes … Continue reading

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Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: the highlights, IV

Continuing our journey through the classic historical text from 324 AD. Still in Book III…don’t worry it picks up as we go… About 96 to 99 AD, there is a story of Yochanon, the talmid whom Yeshua loved— —an aside, … Continue reading

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Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History: the highlights, III

Continuing our journey through the classic historical text from 324 AD. Book III 54 AD, Peter and Paul have been martyred, passing the bishopry/episcopate to Linus (who is mentioned in 2 Tim 4:21). Eusebius does provide a nearly complete lineage … Continue reading

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