Preparation for the Gospel (Greek: Εὐαγγελικὴ προπαρασκευή), commonly known by its Latin title Praeparatio evangelica, was a work of Christian apologetics written by Eusebius in the. : Eusebius of Caesarea: Praeparatio Evangelica (The Preparation of the Gospel) eBook: Eusebius of Caesarea: Kindle Store. Eusebius’ Praeparatio Evangelica is a masterful work that defies easy categorization. Written between and , soon after Eusebius had become bishop of.

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This page was last edited on 30 Marchat For if either Kronos be time, as being by nature the offspring of heaven, that is of Uranus, or if time came into existence together with heaven, or if Praelaratio himself was the father of Kronos, and time subsequent to this rpaeparatio, at all events the god who was the cause of the universe and creator of heaven and of time, was before them.

Praeparatio evangelica – Wikipedia

And he took the Tabernacle, and the altar, and the vessels which Moses made, and brought them to Jerusalem, and put them in the house. Special emphasis needs to be given here to what Eusebius intends with a title like Praeparatio Evangelicasince there has been no little confusion about what Eusebius is doing in the Praeparatio.

The earth, he says, has arisen from the dense air having settled down. So Alalcomenes helped him, and they secretly cut prapearatio a tall and beautiful oak, and shaped it and dressed it in bridal array, and called it Daedale: And Lycurgus, born eusebbius after the capture of Troy, made laws for the Lacedaemonians a hundred years before the commencement of the Olympiads.

In pity spare Thou me. Now, just as the Greeks make Kronos an allegorical name for time Praepagatioand Hera for the air, and the birth of Hephaestus for the transformation of air into fire, evanyelica these say that in like manner among the Egyptians Osiris is the Nile, wedded to Isis the earth, and Typhon is the sea, into which the Nile falls and disappears.

And Moses himself talks with his father-in-law in alternate verses, as follows: BUT Aristeas also, in the book which he wrote Concerning the Interpretation of the Law evangelkca the Jews, gives the following account of the waters in Jerusalem:.

But neither the footstool, nor yet the throne, is the body of Him that is seated there, nor could ever be called parts of Him. That these are modern sophistries, and never entered, even in a drearn, into the imagination of the ancients, you may learn, on being informed that statues made of gold, and other material esteemed more precious, were even rejected among the men of former times. Hezekiah succeeds Ahaz for twenty-nine years; and in his time Romulus built Home and became king.


For there is a village in Egypt called Anabis, in which a man is worshipped, and sacrifice offered to him, and the victims burned upon his altars: This, however, they did not; but the beasts which were created by nature itself irrational, and have received this appellation, and not even been thought worthy of the title of men, they chose to accept, on no mere equality with men; but taking the highest title of God the universal King and Creator of all things, they have degraded it to the nature of beasts, and bestowed the title of gods upon things which have not been deemed worthy by God Himself even of the title of man.

Praeparatio evangelica

And euseebius the physicians were unable to heal the sufferers, the Jews thus again gained relief. AGAIN, whereas Moses wrote an account of the building of the tower, and how from one paeparatio men passed into the confusion of many dialects, the author just before mentioned, in his work entitled Eusebkus Assyrian History, bears the like testimony, speaking as evangeluca.

So says Plutarch; and long before him Plato knew well that there is nothing venerable nor suited to the divine egangelica in gold and ivory, and things manufactured out of lifeless material: He also devised for Kronos as insignia of royalty four eyes in front and behind. And this very fact, since we have once mentioned it, we must consider as evidence before all else of the character of the said persons. Yet the men perversely wise who boasted of the highest philosophy of life, whereby as the inspired Apostle says, 41 though they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened.

And that this was the reason why he did not send for him, Joseph himself declares. It will be right also evangeloca state fully for what reason, though gladly accepting their Scriptures, we decline to follow their mode of life: Now in the Canons of Chronology composed by us these events were proved to demonstration to be as I have said.

Now the date of Hiram approaches somewhat near to the Trojan war; and Solomon the contemporary of Hiram is much later than the age of Moses. Here observe, I pray you, how many gods born of women were deified by the Greeks, to be brought forward if ever they attempt to mock at our Saviour’s birth: Or ‘Theta’ from ‘Teth’?

Christ had restored the ancient Hebrew politeia and his teachings had quickly run through all the nations.

Moses therefore and the Hebrew prophets who succeeded him are proved to be fifteen hundred years earlier than the philosophers of the Greeks, according to the confession of the aforesaid author.

Attis is the symbol of the blossoms which appear early in the spring, and fall off before the complete fertilization; whence they further attributed castration to him, from the fruits not having attained to seminal perfection: And to Demarus is born Melcathrus, who is also called Hercules. And he has a sister born of the euaebius parents, who was called Ge earthand from her, he says, because of her beauty, they called the earth by the same name.


He built also the gates of the temple, and adorned them with gold and silver, and roofed them over with panels of cedar and cypress. And when he had come to Egypt and been commended to the king, he was made administrator of the whole country.

Praeoaratio so when the Aethiopians invaded Egypt, Chenephres supposed that he had found a convenient opportunity, and sent Moses in command of a force against them, and enrolled the body of husbandmen for him, supposing that through the weakness of his troops he would easily be destroyed by the enemy.

The ruling power, he says, is neither in fusebius head nor in the breast, but in the blood; whence also he thinks that in whatever part of the body this ruling power the blood is more largely diffused, in that part men excel.

Praeparatio Evangelica Preparation for the Gospel.

Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius’ Praeparatio Evangelica

Essays Presented to G. These are the statements of Hecataeus. Occupying no single literary form or eusegius structure, [ 87 ] these works mark the creativity and assiduity of educators in a number of subjects and within varied frameworks and intellectual projects. So he took his troops from him, and sent some to the frontiers of Aethiopia for an advanced guard; and ordered others to demolish the temple in Efangelica which had been built of baked brick, and build another of stone from the quarries of the neighbouring mountain, and appointed Nacheros superintendent of the building.

Anonymous Prolegomena to Platonic Philosophy Amsterdam: In the case of the moon also there would be the same argument. For such were the august deities of the Egyptians according to the description of the writer before mentioned, who again, in the work which he entitled On Abstinence from Animal Food, gives such details as the following concerning the same people: He had presented these accusations early on.

Hermanubis also is composite, and as it were half Greek, being found among the Egyptians also.

Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius’ Praeparatio Evangelica – Oxford Scholarship

Would I might live to see thy lot fulfilled! How was a Christian to understand the teachings of Plato or the evantelica philosophical schools Books 11—15? And he called it Hermes’ city.