Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

Get access Subject: Biblical Studies and Early Christianity
General Editors: David G. HUNTER, University of Kentucky, United States, Paul J.J. van GEEST, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity focuses on the history of early Christian texts, authors, ideas. Its content is intended to bridge the gap between the fields of New Testament studies and patristics, covering the whole period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. The BEEC aims to provide a critical review of the methods used in Early Christian Studies and to update the historiography.

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Author(s): Broadhead, Edwin Keith
The evidence from antiquity about Symmachus and Symmachians is found largely in the testimony of those who view them as opponents and as heretics. The challenge is not only to recover from this evidence what can be known of each tradition but also to explore any connections between these two. Symmachus is treated as a Jewish Christian translator and author by some church fathers. By contrast, other writers treat Symmachians as a sect with a wide range of heretical tendencies.Symmachus as a Jewish Christian Eusebius of Caesarea is likely the first to treat Symmachus as a Jewish Christian. In D…
Date: 2019-03-25


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Author(s): Spigel, Chad
Scholarly knowledge of synagogues in the 1st through 6th centuries CE is determined and limited by the literary, archaeological, and epigraphic evidence that originate from across the Roman Empire, span over 1,000 years, and yet fail to provide a complete picture of synagogues in any particular time or location. Scholarly portrayals of synagogues throughout the period, therefore, are created by interpreting the collection of evidence in ways that account for the differences in geography, differe…
Date: 2019-03-25


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Date: 2019-03-25