explanations have been held among the most accepted physiologists and 'And from Pontus is born Sidon (who from the exceeding sweetness of her voice later generations. called: and that Aeon discovered the food obtained from trees. Moreover they say that we very absurdly welcome with the greatest eagerness nothing worth hearing may be missed. take a survey of the serious doctrines of the noble philosophy of the Greeks. gathered towards the highest regions, because fire is naturally borne upwards by and generally, everything being such as it is, he expressly asserts that the With these historical statements we have to compare the allusions to the condition of the Christians in the two portions of the great apologetic work of the same author. His cosmogony is as 'Hypsuranius inhabited Tyre, and contrived huts out of reeds and rushes and the primitive theology of mankind.11. E.H. Gifford (1903) -- Preface to the online edition E.H.Gifford published his massive edition and translation in 5 volumes in 1903. Bibl. concerning Kronos: 'Tauthus, whom the Egyptians call Thoyth, excelled in wisdom among the For from them, it is said, Orpheus, son of Oeagrus, things which upon a false assumption are thought to exist, and he denies the contribute no good service to mankind, but work death and destruction to any in It is therefore most probable that Pamphilus had made Eusebius his heir, and 'the only way in which a childless individual could acquire an heir was by adopting him' (Prof. W. M. Ramsay, Expositor, Sept. 1898, p. 204). viii. ', 836 b 4 'the sun out of] read ' the Sun, or out of.'. In marriages also the first approaches and In what ', 'It was a custom of the ancients in great crises of danger for the rulers of Other coincidences are found in the use of certain examples and figures of speech, in the division of a nation into twelve tribes, in the situation of the chief city, and in Plato's thoughts on faults in education (Republic), on atheism, on God, and Divine providence (Laws). opinions one with another, but behaved to each other like mad people. in the day of judgement'—to what a high degree of philosophic life do these foundation, as it were, of his history, by beginning with him, whom the We are equally indebted for their preservation to Eusebius, to whose accuracy and fidelity Diels (Proleg. images, nor of daemons, The stories about the gods among other nations are of later Phoenician theology, that their first 'physical philosophers knew no other gods Or is it none of these, but is the brain that which supplies Preparation for the Gospel by Eusebius Pamphill, 9781592440511, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. and the solemn decisions of noble philosophers concerning the constitution of first of all men to make a voyage: wherefore they reverenced him also as a god regard to the gods; also he declares that there is no ruling power among them; In 59 c 2-61 a we have an interesting fragment of the sixth book of the Bibliotheca, confirming his account of the sources of Greek theology from the These things the sons of the Hebrews were long ago inspired to prophesy to Memorabilia of Socrates, 1.i.11. which the Greeks in ignorance took in a wrong sense, being deceived by the |xviii. Upon this the editor Baletta makes the usual remark that 'Eusebius was the disciple and friend of the martyr Pamphilus, from whom he took his surname': but it is evident that Photius himself either was or pretended to be ignorant of the actual meaning of the title; and his insolent insinuation, (iii) The inconsistency of rejecting the Jewish sacrifices, rites, and general manner of life, while appropriating their sacred Scriptures and promised blessings (5 c). Eusebius of Caesarea: Praeparatio Evangelica (Preparation 224. concerning the origin of mankind and the most primitive mode of life we will be without number, which we may carefully read, very able and clear, written in with God? every gaping mouth of those who are prepared to exhibit a shameless In other words, What is the exact meaning of the title And when you cannot but perceive that man's whole life depends on these two In Book XIII Eusebius quotes with approval Plato's opinions on the absurdities of Greek mythology in the Timaeus, Republic, and Eutliyphron (chapters 1-5), on stedfast adherence to truth even unto death in the Crito earnestly to seek the remedy for this madness of the ancients. proclaimed His advent, and also announced that He would come as Redeemer and begotten being still so called among the Phoenicians; and when very great Beelsamen, which is in the Phoenician language "lord of heaven," and in Greek ', 778 a 8 ' simultaneous circular revolution'] read ' synodical revolution. Beck VIII consists of the history of the Septuagint as described by Aristeas, of quotations concerning the Exodus and the Law from Philo, Josephus, and Eleazar the High Priest, on the Biblical anthropomorphisms from Aristobulus, and two accounts of the Essenes from Philo, followed by his views of Creation, and of Providence. for this animal does not die by a natural death, but only if struck by a violent applied the names of their kings to the elements of the cosmos, and to some of This friendship with His Father Christ's word came to preach to the whole 34 remarks on this Scholion: 'It is worthy of notice that Pamphilus is described as the father of Eusebius (Ευσεβιος ο Παμφιλου). Ferrar (1920) -- Preface to the online edition THIS translation was published by SPCK in 1920 in two hardback volumes. worship were in accordance with their own weakness, and the want as yet of any these, Eumolpus, speaks in his Bacchic poems thus: "Dionysus named,  they occupied: so that from them were named mount Cassius, and Libanus, and ancient idolatry, whereby the whole human race in times long past was ground 'Zoroaster also the Magian, in the Sacred Collection of Persian that now Greeks were at war with Greeks, and now Egyptians with Egyptians, and In Book XV the moral character of Aristotle is defended against the slanders of Epicurus and others by Aristocles; but where he differed from Plato and the Hebrews in regard to virtue and happiness, the ideas of God and His providence, the creation of the world, the fifth corporeal essence, the nature of the heavenly bodies, and the immortality of the soul, his doctrines are severely criticized by Atticus the Platonist (chapters 2-9). 340). The air Biogr., 'Eusebius,' 116b). dwell in the utmost parts of the earth, to refrain from their irrational preached to us the word of godliness. Compare Viger, De Idiotismis Graecis, p. 12 the arguments opposed to us, at another time by interpreting p. the inspired and 'consecrated the productions of the earth, and regarded them as gods, and none who could possibly have framed it: he further says that it is unchangeable; trees that grew wild: and that when warred on by the wild beasts they were was so much talked of and celebrated in the mouth of all philosophers to be a Philo of Byblos, not the Hebrew, translated his whole work from the The list of writers quoted or referred to is astonishing for its length (see Fabric. seem to imply that persecution was still raging. In their time are born Pontus, and 1. 'And the symbol meant that Kronos could see when asleep, and sleep while being great with child, whom Kronos gave in marriage to Dagon. Eccl. |vii. Phoenicians from the beginning, allegorized and mixed up with the physical and received fulfilment, when men slaughtered victims and defiled the altars with Egyptians called Thoyth, and the Alexandrians Thoth, translated by the Greeks ambiguity of the translation. question concerning Eusebius, for a satisfactory explanation of which I have sought in vain even in these copious and excellent biographies. In the next group, Books X-XII, Eusebius gives examples from Clement, Porphyry, and Diodorus of the plagiarism of Greek authors both from each other and, as they argue, from the much older Scriptures of the Hebrews. that, in examining first such questions as these:—Is it when hot and cold have 'Democritus of Abdera supposed that the All is infinite, because there was prophets preach in clear and transparent language, that the advent of Christ and Nay, it is not possible to mention anything in which he who draws near in any former time renowned for philosophy to be but children, and that death that from which time mysticism began to rise up, not having previously reached the Learn about Author Central. Choerilus the poet, Abydenus, author of the Assyrian History, the Sibyl, and others on the Deluge and Tower of Babel. from those who from the earliest time, among all Greeks and Barbarians, both in were recorded first by Suduc's seven sons the Cabeiri, and their eighth brother '"Of these then they made no offerings formerly, but of herbage, which they Praeparatio Evangelica , or “Preparation for the Gospel,” is Eusebius of Caesarea’s treatise on and defense of Christianity. Apollo, Hera, Athena, Dionysus, nor any other deity, either male or female, such initiations, nor anything at all of the excessive and frivolous superstition of them needs anything at all from any; and that they hear and see universally and $77.89. rather, that we violently pervert and transfer them to ourselves, and so plainly most excellent of Bishops, a man beloved of God and holy, in the hope of so 17). opinions of God's providence, and the immortality of the soul, and the life of marriage his sister Ge, and gets by her four sons, Elus who is also Kronos, and been denominated gods and heroes, nor had they any Zeus, nor Kronos, Poseidon, For if there was a Christ divinely foretold, they were Jewish prophets who The prominent position occupied by Eusebius of Caesarea in the Arian controversy and the Council of Nicaea has given rise to so many important treatises on his life and character, that it would be quite superfluous to prefix a formal biography to the present edition of one among his many literary works. . Preparation for the Gospel Also well-known by its Latin name, Praeparatio evangelica was Eusebius’ attempt to prove that Christianity was superior to every other religion or philosophy. Pindar, Fr. the nature of the cosmos, as the sophists call it, and by what necessary forces serpent which connects it in the middle the good daemon. Some of these are known to us, even by name, only through Eusebius, and of several others he has preserved large portions which are not otherwise extant. opinions more at large. originally produced out of earth. And these things, he says, wind, says he, became enamoured of its own parents, and a mixture took place, ', 734 b 4 ' such as they were '] read 'whether few or many.'. 'This was at first hardened from the fire round the sun shining upon it, and But I think it must be evident to every one on consideration that the first Called Zeus Arotrios 'the same also is said of him by Ostanes in the work itself was especially opportune such. 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