Eusebius of Caesarea: Gospel problems and solutions

by Roger Pearse

The first volume in our series Ancient Texts in Translation is now available!  Volume 1 is a text and translation of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Gospel Problems and Solutions (Quaestiones ad Stephanum et Marinum). 

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The book consists of a list of “problems” or difficulties with the gospels.  Why does the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew’s gospel differ from that in Luke’s gospel?  Why are there several endings to Mark’s gospel?  These are just two of the questions dealt with by the erudite 4th century writer.

There are already many excellent series of texts and translations of ancient literary works.  But there is a need for a series to provide access to certain works, which are of the highest interest, but have never benefitted from an English translation.

Chieftain Publishing brings to you the first in this new series: a text and translation of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Gospel Problems and Solutions, published by Angelo Mai as Quaestiones ad Stephanum et Marinum

In this work, Eusebius discusses passages at the start and end of the four gospels, where the gospels disagree among themselves.  He then gives his solutions.  The answers he gives are sometimes quirky, but always interesting, both of themselves and as a guide to how people in ancient times thought about these problems.

The original language text is given, with a translation opposite.

For the summary of the book in Greek printed by Angelo Mai, the text of Claudio Zamagni from the Sources Chrétiennes edition is reproduced by permission. The Greek catena fragments and Latin quotations are given from the most recent text available. The twelve Syriac fragments assembled a century ago by Beyer are given, together with two further fragments from Severus of Antioch and Ishodad of Merv. Finally for the first time Coptic fragments are given, from the fragmentary gospel catena of de Lagarde, and Arabic fragments from the Arabic translation of that catena.

Books in this series are available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, or direct from the publisher here at www.chieftain-publishing.co.uk.  Purchase orders from institutions are accepted.

Hardback:  ISBN: 978-0-9566540-0-7.

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Sample pages are available here: 9780956654007_excerpts

A leaflet is here: leaflet.pdf