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[[image:Eusebius.jpg|right|thumb|Eusebius, who has been called "The Father of Church History."]]'''Eusebius of Caesarea''' was the [[bishop]] of Caesarea in Palestine during the early fourth century. He was a prominent personality during the period when Christianity was recognized by [[Constantine the Great]], ending the persecutions, and he participated in the [[First Council of Nicea]]. He is famous for his writings, particularly his ''Church History'' or ''Ecclesiastical History (Historia Ecclesiastica)''. He is often referred to as ''Eusebius Pamphili'' because of his close friendship with Pamphilius, the founder of the major library in Caesarea.
===Biblical text criticism===
Pamphilus and Eusebius occupied themselves with the text criticism of the [[Septuagint]] text of the [[Old Testament]] and especially of the [[New Testament]]. An edition of the Septuagint seems to have been already prepared by Origen, which, according to [[Jerome]], was revised and circulated by Eusebius and Pamphilus. For an easier survey of the material of the four [[Evangelist]]s, Eusebius divided his edition of the New Testament into paragraphs and provided it with a synoptical table so that it might be easier to find the pericopes that belong together.