He also said that the Mt. Sinai, the wilderness of Paran and Wilderness of Shur were all Transjordan. This means that the Sinai peninsula was part of Egypt, according to Eusebius. In Eusebius AD, wrote a dictionary of geographic places called, "the Onomasticon". Onomasticon is derived from the Greek: "book or list of names" Onomasticon is like a modern dictionary where you look up a name of a place and he defines it. This is a remarkable work and no doubt was used by Queen Helena in her tour of the Holy Land where she saw in a vision, the location of the birth place of Jesus etc and chose the site of Mt.

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Bibliographical Sketch of Author Dr. Wolf was born, in Baltimore, Maryland, a third generation German-American on both sides of his father and mother. His paternal grandfather came to the United States from Alsace in His father was a Lutheran minister with a Ph. His knowledge of languages began with four years of Latin, two years of French, and two years of German in high school followed by Biblical Hebrew in Seminary and continued with Arabic, Aramaic, Greek, Medieval Hebrew, Syriac, and Yiddish in graduate school.

He received a B. After ordination and marrying Dorothy Rising, Dr. He remained here until he was awarded the Jacobus Fellowship at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut to complete his doctoral thesis at the seminary. He completed, in absentia, his Ph. Army at Camp Blanding, Gainsville, Florida. The oral exam was waved and substituted with a written exam. Chaplain Wolf wrote and had mimeographed a short "salaam" note in Arabic to be scattered over the landing zone by aircraft and handed out by soldiers.

He wrote a memoir of his army experience, African Asides, which had to be submitted to the U. Army Censors before publication. When it was returned to him, the censors had one entire chapter crossed out and each page stamped "Unauthorized for publication. He became a special student, postdoctoral courtesy, under Dr. Albright at the Near Eastern Seminary. Most of his first students were World War II veterans. He was later promoted to the Dean of Graduate Studies of the school. In , Dr.

Wolf spent the summer at an archaeological site in South Dakota doing what is known as salvage archaeology. Salvage archaeology is a dig required by law to check out possible ancient Native American sites before a bridge, large dam, or other new construction projects can get authorization to begin construction. This dig was where a new dam was to be constructed on the Missouri River just north of the state capital, Jefferson City. Native American remains and minor artifacts were uncovered by the team and were turned over to the South Dakota State Museum.

One time during a storm the team had to take refuge in a large stone horse trough as a tornado came through the dig site. He traveled alone to Jerusalem. His wife arrived a few months later. My father was one of Dr. Albright never understood why my father had to turn down the scholarship. After that, Dr. Albright never spoke to him. In with Dr. Albright no longer a sponsor or a friend, Dr.

Wolf had little hope of archaeological professional advancement. He accepted the position of head pastor of the congregation at St. Wolf remarried in to Betty Hartman, a third generation member of St. He served as head pastor from In he was granted a sabbatical year.

Wolf took his sabbatical leave in He, his wife, and his youngest daughter traveled in their Volkswagen bus from Hamburg, Germany to Jerusalem.

He and his wife traveled throughout the Middle East for several months. One trip through Iraq and Iran included time in jail in Kurdistan while the Kurdistan officials decided whether they were spies. My stepmother wrote a well-received book, Journey Through the Holy Land, Doubleday Press, , reprinted in , about living and traveling in the Middle East.

She also reassembled pottery items using the shards from the excavation site. In Dr. Many of the programs were ecumenical seminars and weekend conferences for opening dialogues between the many racial, ethnic, and social groups of the four states.

Some of these meetings became very confrontational. He was a member of the Board of the Hispanic American Institute.

From Dr. Wolf was active in the Texas Conference of Churches on Aging. Wolf returned to Toledo, Ohio in as pastor at Hope Lutheran church. Wolf retired from Hope Lutheran Church.

For the next twenty years, whenever he was in Toledo, he served as interim pastor of Washington Congregation of the United Church, a "Transdenominational" church. During retirement Dr. Wolf and his wife spent the cooler months in Austin, Texas and the warmer months in Toledo.

In he completed a biography of his grandfather, George Wolf, who was an ordained minister who had served in Ohio, Indiana, North Dakota, and California. Wolf was active in aging and retirement issues.

He taught many ten-week courses in the Austin and Toledo senior centers as well as the Austin Lifelong Learning Institute. In they sold the Austin house and began permanent residence in Toledo. He and his wife became the only non-black members of Ascension Lutheran church where they worshiped the remainder of their lives.

His wife died in and Dr. Wolf died in Wolf enjoyed research, writing, and publishing. His publications including articles, book reviews, and sermons have appeared in many Lutheran papers and journals. He published articles popular and learned in many non-Lutheran and sectarian journals.

George Wolf, H. Although popularly known as "The Father of Church History" because of his ten volumes on the history of the Christian Church from New Testament times to just before the Council of Nicea, Eusebius was an omnibus writer. At least twenty-nine or thirty works are known by name, of which about twenty are extant or preserved almost fully in some translation. Even the classification of these works is difficult.

Foakes-Jackson calls Eusebius a chronologer, a theologian, a biblical student, a topographer of Palestine, an historian, and an apologist. The editor of the newest translation of the Church History, Deferrari has six classifications: historical, exegetical, apologetic, doctrinal, letters, and homilies. Of the early period only Adversus Hieroclem is extent, but other apologeti, and historical works belonged to this period. Of the second, the same two types of writings dominate.

The Preparatio Evangelica is fully extant, while the Demonstratio Evangelica is about half complete in our present texts. During the last great period of persecution of the Christians by Rome there must have been a devastating burning of Christian books, and the library of Caesarea would have been a principal target although no literary reference to this tragedy remains.

The renowned Church History or Ecclesiastical History Historia Ecclesiastica , originally with only eight books, belongs to the period between the Edict of Milan and the Council of Nicea. Except for the first three parts of his geographical writings, at least fragments of all the works from this last period survive, attesting the more favorable circumstances of the Church. As scholars, favored with patronage from Roman rulers, they had access to books and other political and military sources not open to all.

Although called "historians" both wrote their histories as apologies for their faith. Neither is as complete as modern scholarship would desire, but despite the many faults and lacunae they remain our only written sources for the history of their respective periods. The historical writings of both are not only similar in origin, nature and purpose, but are approximately equal in length.

They can hardly be claimed by one sect or party, yet their influence on their respective rulers and on their co-religionists can not be ignored or minimized. Josephus was considered a traitor or "Quisling," while Eusebius was called "heretic.

He was sympathetic to Arius and some of his best friends were Arians even if he himself were not theologically an Arian.

In an attempt to mediate the difficulties and to hold to a middle of the road theology himself, he lost his opportunity for sainthood. His contemporaries could not agree on his orthodoxy. The controversy over his theological position continued after his death among other church historians and theologians, even though he signed the Nicene Creed and the anathema decreed upon Arius. His later writings seem to be orthodox, but the Arians still used him.

He suffered even a greater loss of reputation when the Iconoclasts quoted him at the second Council of Nicea and forced the more orthodox to attack him severely. His reputation in the East never recovered after the Photius schism, but St. Jerome in the West admired him and is greatly responsible for the survival of his writings.

Life of Eusebius The name Eusebius is a common one. At least forty contemporaries are called by this name. Another famous church father is Eusebius of Nicomedia. Jerome also occasionally used the name Eusebii. Therefore, the author of the Onomasticon is distinguished from the others by three epithets.

Some authors call him Eusebius "the Palestinian" which may refer to this same fact of his bishopric or perhaps hint of his origin and birth. He himself chose and preferred the name Eusebius Pamphili after his teacher and friend, Pamphilius, the martyr. No biography of Eusebius of Caesarea exists from contemporary times.



Bibliographical Sketch of Author Dr. Wolf was born, in Baltimore, Maryland, a third generation German-American on both sides of his father and mother. His paternal grandfather came to the United States from Alsace in His father was a Lutheran minister with a Ph. His knowledge of languages began with four years of Latin, two years of French, and two years of German in high school followed by Biblical Hebrew in Seminary and continued with Arabic, Aramaic, Greek, Medieval Hebrew, Syriac, and Yiddish in graduate school.

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Of the approximate Biblical and New Testament names of places contained in those works, Eusebius identifies some with locations known in his own day and age. The primary source for the Onomasticon is Codex Vaticanus , Gr. Dependent upon this manuscript is Codex Parisinus Gr which dates from the 16th century. These two manuscripts were edited and published by Lagarde in Eusebius organizes his entries into separate categories according to their first letters. The entries for Joshua under Tau , for example, read as follows: [6] Tina Kinah, : of the tribe of Judah. Telem : of the tribe of Judah.

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