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Religions of the Constantinian Empire$
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Mark Edwards

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199687725

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.001.0001

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The Bible of the Constantinian Church

The Bible of the Constantinian Church

(p.222) Chapter 11 The Bible of the Constantinian Church
Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Mark Edwards

Oxford University Press

Chapter 11 begins with Constantine’s commissioning of fifty copies of the New Testament, a measure which obviously implies a canon. Noting Eusebius’ interest in the canon, the chapter compares his researches with the conclusions to which the evidence has led modern scholars. The hermeneutic expedients by which Eusebius proved that the Old Testament always prefigures the New are illustrated by samples from his commentaries on Luke and on the Psalms. His occasional recourse to allegory in the Commentary on Isaiah is contrasted with the anti-allegorical procedure of Eusebius of Emesa, while an appendix illustrates his debt to Origen.

Keywords:   Constantine, canon, New Testament, Eusebius of Caesarea, Commentary on Isaiah, Commentary on the Psalms, Commentary on Luke, Eusebius of Emesa, allegory, hermeneutics

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