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Hesychius of Jerusalem (Saint)
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(pre-412 until post-451), priest and exegete, supposed to have commented on the whole Bible. Recognized as a teacher of the church (Cyril of Scythopolis, Vita Euthymii 16), he was particularly prominent as a preacher. Despite supposed sympathies for the Monophysite Eutyches, in both exegesis and theology, Hesychius proved to be a moderate Alexandrian (Alexandrian theology), with no predisposition toward particular formulations of the christological dogma. Significant fragments of his extensive work as commentator have been preserved,…

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Perrone, Lorenzo, “Hesychius of Jerusalem (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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