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Eusebius Pamphili (c.265–c.339)

  1. Glen L. Thompson

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0513

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Thompson, G. L. 2011. Eusebius Pamphili (c.265–c.339). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Eusebius studied at, and later became bishop of, Caesarea Maritima (Palestine) a half-century after the famous bible scholar Origen had worked there. Eusebius took the additional name Pamphili (“son of Pamphilus”) in honor of his teacher, with whom he co-authored a Defense of Origen. Making use of the outstanding library of Pamphilus, Eusebius committed himself to elucidating the historical context of Scripture.


  • eusebius pamphili (c.265–c.339);
  • bishop of, caesarea maritima;
  • his onomasticon, biblical geography;
  • eusebius, impacted by “great persecution”;
  • role in arian controversy