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NPNF2-01. Eusebius Pamphilius: Church History, Life of Constantine, Oration in Praise of Constantine
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Chapter XXVII.—How the Bishops regarded Origen.

He was so earnestly affected toward Origen, that he urged him to come to that country for the benefit of the churches, and moreover he visited him in Judea, remaining with him for some time, for the sake of improvement in divine things. And Alexander,19991999    On Alexander, bishop of Jerusalem, see chap. 8, note 6. bishop of Jerusalem, and Theoctistus,20002000    On Theoctistus, bishop of Cæsarea in Palestine, see chap. 19, note 27. bishop of Cæsarea, attended on him constantly,20012001    A number of mss., followed by Heinichen and some others, insert at this point ὡς žπος εἰπεῖν (“so to speak”). as their only teacher, and allowed20022002    The presbyter derived his authority to preach and teach only from the bishop, and hence these bishops extended to Origen, whom they had ordained a presbyter, full liberty to preach and teach within their dioceses. him to expound the Divine Scriptures, and to perform the other duties pertaining to ecclesiastical discourse.20032003    τὰ λοιπὰ τοῦ ἐκκλησιαστικοῦ λόγου.


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