The author wishes to acknowledge the assistance of many scholars, living and dead, and friends, not all of whom can be mentioned. Thanks to Ernest Wright who in his concern for the non-classically trained seminarians and neophyte archaeologists suggested this English translation of the Onomasticon reputed to be Eusebius' as a sabbatical project. The basic text of Klostermann, published in , with reference to Lagarde, has been used in this translation. This English edition of the Onomasticon is the first in the Western languages.
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Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Notify me. Description Here is the first-ever English translation of the ancient Greek Onomasticon by Eusebius of Caesarea, written in the early 4th century A. Edited and introduced by Joan E. Taylor, this translation of Eusebius Onomasticon, prepared for the first time in English by G.
Freeman-Grenville, follows the edition of Erich Klostermann. Presented in parallel with Jerome's Latin rendering of the same work, known as the Liber Locorum, The Onomasticon by Eusebius of Caesarea provides an alphabetical listing of place names mentioned in the Bible and identified by the author with contemporary sites.
By comparing the two works we can see how Christian Palestine developed between the early s and the late s. Accompanied by maps and indexes, this book is an indispensable tool for students and scholars alike. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Illustrations note 8M. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
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CONCERNING THE PLACE NAMES IN SACRED SCRIPTURE
THE ONOMASTICON OF EUSEBIUS PAMPHILI
It sits uneasily between the ancient genres of geography and lexicography , taking elements from both but serving as a member of neither. Eusebius' description of his own method, who wrote: "I shall collect the entries from the whole of the divinely inspired Scriptures, and I shall set them out grouped by their initial letters so that one may easily perceive what lies scattered throughout the text,"  implies that he had no similar type of book to work from; his work being entirely original, based only on the text of the Bible. Of the approximate Biblical and New Testament names of places contained in those works, Eusebius identifies some with locations known in his own day and age. The primary source for the Onomasticon is Codex Vaticanus , Gr. Dependent upon this manuscript is Codex Parisinus Gr which dates from the 16th century. These two manuscripts were edited and published by Lagarde in
The Onomasticon by Eusebius of Caesarea : Palestine in the Fourth Century A.D.
Login via Institution. Authors: R. Steven Notley and Ze'ev Safrai. One of the challenging tasks for archaeologists and biblical historians alike is the identification of sites mentioned in the Bible—some of which were destroyed and disappeared in time without a trace. The first comprehensive attempt to locate these places was that of Eusebius, the bishop of Caesarea and fourth-century church historian ca. In his Onomasticon Eusebius cataloged most of the cities, sites and regions mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. The Onomasticon of Eusebius is the most important book for the study of the Land of Israel in the Roman period.
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