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Good Hebrew, Bad Hebrew: Christians As Triton Genos In Eusebius' Apologetic Writings

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Eusebius of Caesarea composed Praeparatio Evangelica and Demonstratio Evangelica (hereafter PE and DE) between 313 and 324 CE, as apologetic works for the practice of verbal confrontation with Greeks and Jews. In this chapter, the author argues that, in his depiction of Christianity as a new ethnic and religious category, Eusebius made room for two new rhetorical locations in the Pauline divide between Greeks and Jews, namely the 'Christians' and 'Hebrews. Eusebius integrated Jesus' story in the Hebrew prophetic tradition, and presented the destruction of the Second Temple, the dispersion of the Jews from Jerusalem, and the obliteration of Jerusalem itself after 135, from a Christian perspective, as a punishment for rejecting the Messiah.

Keywords: Christian; Eusebius; Greeks; Hebrew; Jesus; Jews



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