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St Hilary of Poitiers

Subject: Religion

(c.315–67/8), the foremost Latin theologian of his age. A convert from paganism, he was elected Bp. of Poitiers c.350. He became involved in the Arian disputes and, probably as ...

Caesarea

Caesarea   Reference library

Joseph Patrich

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Archaeology, Religion
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6,858 words
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...took it upon themselves to catalogue this collection. The scriptorium of Caesarea was famous for its attentive work in producing copies of scriptures. In ca. 325 c.e. , at the request of Constantine, 50 copies of the Bible, in codices of parchment, were dispatched by Eusebius to Constantinople. Later in the fourth century Hilary of Poitiers, Eusebius of Vercelli, Georgius of Nazianzus, Jerome, and Rufinus worked in this library. Samaritans. The Samaritan presence in Caesarea grew after the first and second Jewish Revolts against Rome. In the third century...

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