Eusebius, polyhistor and Ezekiel

Howard Jacobson

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Careful analysis of Eusebius' technique in quoting historical sources, and accurate assessment and translation of the Greek he used in introducing such quotations, indicates beyond doubt that he did not quote Ezekiel's play Exagoge directly, but through the mention of Alexander Polyhistor. Recognition of this state of affairs demonstrates that the Moses-exaltation motif in Ezekiel's drama is properly to be located in the Hellenistic, rather than in the Christian, period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalJournal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies


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