Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260-340 AD), one of the early church's great polymaths produced significant works as a historian (Ecclesiastical History), geographer (Onomasticon), philologist, exegete (commentaries on the Psalms and Isaiah), apologist (Preparations for and Demonstration of the Gospel) and theologian.
His Commentary on Isaiah is one of his major exegetical works and the earliest extant Christian commentary on the great prophet. Geographically situated between Alexandria and Antioch, Eusebius approached the text giving notable attention to historical detail and possible allegorical interpretation. But above all, employing the analogia fidei, he drew his readers' attention to other passages of Scripture that share a common vocabulary and theological themes, thus allowing Scripture to interpret Scripture.
Here, for the first time in English, Jonathan Armstrong provides readers with a highly serviceable translation of Eusebius' notably difficult Greek text, along with a helpful introduction and notes.
About the Series Ancient Christian Texts is a series of new translations, most of which are here presented in English for the first time. The series provides contemporary readers with the resources they need to study for themselves the key writings of the early church. The texts represented in the series are full-length commentaries or sermon series based on biblical books or extended scriptural passages.