Eusebius of Caesarea (born in or shortly after 260, died 339) is the author of numerous books that made him the most learned Christian scholar of his era, when Christianity began its momentous transition from illegality and persecution, to legal establishment. His books are our most important literary witness to that transition, which left its mark on much of what he wrote. He lived almost his entire life in Caesarea, the provincial capital of Roman Palestine. He was trained as a scholar in the household of the Christian priest Pamphilus, who devoted his time and wealth to building a Christian library, beginning with what was recoverable from the voluminous writings of Origen of Alexandria (c. 184-c. 253; Origen spent the last twenty …

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Hollerich, Michael. "Eusebius". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 April 2013
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