For several articles on Sepphoris, see BAR 26:04.



Translation and information taken from John Wilkinson, Egeria’s Travels (London, 1971), pp.
235, 237–239.


For example, D.S. Wallace-Hardrill, Eusebius of Caesarea (London: SPCK, 1965), p. 205.


T.D. Barnes, “The Editions of Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, 21 (1980), pp. 191–201; Barnes, “The Composition of Eusebius’ Onomasticon,” Journal of Theological Studies 26 (1975), pp. 412–415, Barnes, The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard U. Press, 1982), pp. 213–214 and Constantine and Eusebius (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard U. Press, 1981), pp. 106–111.


In the second book of his Ecclesiastical History (2.12.13), Eusebius introduces an additional proof of a famine in Jerusalem in the first century and of the Christian apostolic relief mission for the poor of Jerusalem (Acts 11:29–30). He cites Josephus’ witness to Helen of Adiabene’s corn dole for the hungry and then adds this substantiation:

“Illustrious stellae of the Helen whom the historian [i.e., Josephus] has commemorated are still today being pointed out [eis eti nun … deiknutai] in the suburbs of contemporary [nun] Aelia [Jerusalem].”

It is exactly his formula, honed to perfection in the Onomasticon, now dropped into the History to give additional verification from visual (i.e. literary) evidence.


Glenn F. Chesnut, “The First Christian Histories. Eusebius, Socretes, Sozomen, Theodoret, and Evagrius,” Théologie historique 46 (Paris, 1977), p. 110. See also Chesnut’s observations: “Review of Robert Grant,” Eusebius as Church Historian and Timothy D. Barnes, “Constantine and Eusebius,” Religious Studies Review 9 (April 1983), p. 119.