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The Eusebian apparatus marks a pivotal moment in the emergence of the fourfold Gospel. By means of a system of Gospel sections and canons, Eusebius guides the reader to discover similarity and difference throughout the fourfold Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The Eusebian apparatus facilitated new modes of access and novel possibilities of Gospel reading. It illuminates the role of book technology in early Christian reading and the role of early Christian reading in the development of book technology. The apparatus thus offers an unparalleled window into both the emergence of this fourfold Gospel and the late ancient transformation of textuality. This chapter introduces the Eusebian apparatus, Eusebius’ social and intellectual context, and the methodological focus on practice and use that guides the monograph. It also sketches the argument of the monograph and outlines its contribution to scholarship.
Eusebius the Evangelist: Rewriting the Fourfold Gospel in Late Antiquity
Coogan, J. (2022). Introduction. In Eusebius the Evangelist: Rewriting the Fourfold Gospel in Late Antiquity (pp. 1–27). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197580042.003.0001