Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History

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Τάδε ἡ πρώτη περιέχει βίβλος τῆς Ἐκκλησιαστικῆς ἱστορίας

  • A̅ Τίς ἡ τῆς ἐπαγγελίας ὑπόθεσις.
  • Β̅ Ἐπιτομὴ κεφαλαιώδης περὶ τῆς κατὰ τὸν σωτῆρα καὶ κύριον ἡμῶν τὸν Χριστὸν τοῦ θεοῦ προυπάρξεώς τε καὶ θεολογίας.
  • Γ̅ Ὡς καὶ τὸ Ἰησοῦ ὄνομα καὶ αὐτὸ δὴ τὸ τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἔγνωστό τε ἀνέκαθεν καὶ τετίμητο παρὰ τοῖς θεσπεσίοις προφήταις.
  • Δ̅ Ὡς οὐ νεώτερος οὐδὲ ξενίζων ἦν ὁ τρόπος τῆς πρὸς αὐτοῦ καταγγελθείσης πᾶσι τοῖς ἔθνεσιν εὐσεβείας.
  • Ε̅ Περὶ τῶν χρόνων τῆς ἐπιφανείας αὐτοῦ τῆς εἰς ἀνθρώπους.
  • ϛ̅ Ὡς κατὰ τοὺς χρόνους αὐτοῦ ἀκολούθως ταῖς προφητείαις ἐξέλιπον ἄρχοντες οἱ τὸ πρὶν ἐκ προγόνων διαδοχῆς τοῦ Ἰουδαίων ἔθνους ἡγούμενοι πρῶτός τε ἀλλόφυλος βασιλεύει αὐτῶν Ἡρῴδης.
  • Ζ̅ Περὶ τῆς ἐν τοῖς εὐαγγελίοις νομιζομένης διαφωνίας τῆς περὶ τοῦ Χριστοῦ γενεαλογίας.
  • Η̅ Περὶ τῆς Ἡρῴδου κατὰ τῶν παίδων ἐπιβουλῆς
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Ecclesiastical History, I. Contents

Contents of Book I

The first book of the Ecclesiastical History contains the following:

  • I. What are the presuppositions of the Promise.
  • II. A summary account of the pre-existence of, and attribution of divinity to, our Saviour and Lord, the Christ of God.
  • III. How both the name of Jesus and even that of Christ itself were known from the first and honoured by the inspired prophets.
  • IV. How there was nothing revolutionary or strange in the character of the religion announced by him to all the nations.
  • V. Concerning the time of his appearance to men.
  • VI. How in his time in agreement with prophecy the previous line of ancestral rulers of the Jewish nation died out, and Herod, the first foreigner, was their king.
  • VII. Concerning the supposed discrepancy in the Gospels on the genealogy as to Christ.
  • VIII. Concerning the plot of Herod against the
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.eusebius-ecclesiastical_history.1926