Dating Eusebius' Quaestiones ad Stephanum

Rajiv Bhola

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The Quaestiones ad Stephanum remains a minor work in the Eusebian corpus. This didactic text addresses incongruent details in the genealogical narratives of Matthew and Luke. Modern attempts to date the composition of the work have yielded variable results between the years of the persecution and the early-320s, and are primarily founded on reconciling cross-references between this text ant the Demonstratio euangelica, often considered to be the only useful evidence for obtaining a relative date. I offer new approaches to securing a more reliable date that include demonstration an observable evolution in Eusebius’ thinking based on thematic parallels with his Historia ecclesiastica and reassessing the text’s connection with the Demonstratio euangelica.
Original languageMultiple languages
Title of host publicationLa littérature des questions et réponses dans l’Antiquité profane et chrétienne
Subtitle of host publicationde l’enseignement à l’exégèse: Actes du séminaire sur le genre des questions et réponses tenu à Ottawa les 27 et 28 septembre 2009
EditorsMarie-Pierre Bussières
Place of PublicationTurnhout
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9782503546896
ISBN (Print)9782503546865
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInstrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia


  • Eusebius of Caesarea
  • early Christian literature
  • Erotapokriseis
  • Quaestiones ad Stephanum

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