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The Eusebian Canon Tables: Ordering Textual Knowledge in Late Antiquity

Matthew R. Crawford


A central book in late antique religious life was the four-gospel codex—a manuscript containing the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—and one of the most common features of such manuscripts is a marginal cross-referencing system known as the Canon Tables. This reading aid, invented in the early fourth century by Eusebius of Caesarea, represented a milestone achievement both in the history of the book and in the scholarly study of the fourfold gospel. The present monograph is the first ever book-length treatment of the origins and use of the Canon Tables apparatus in any language. Part o ... More

Keywords: fourfold gospel, codex, gospel parallel, gospel synopsis, Eusebius of Caesarea, Canon Tables, paratext, information visualization, ancient philology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198802600
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew R. Crawford, author
Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Biblical and Early Christian Studies, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University