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*Eu)qa/lios), bishop of Sulce, lived, according to some, at the time of the great Athanasius; and Cave, in the London edition of his Hist. Lit., places him in A. D. 398, whereas, in the Basle edition (i. p. 466), he places him about A. D. 458. The latter supposition agrees with a statement of Euthalius himself, in his Introduction to the Life of St. Paul.


Editions of the letters of Saint Paul

When Euthalius was yet a young man, he divided the Epistles of St. Paul into chapters and verses; and after his elevation to the bishopric, he did the same with the Acts of the Apostles and the Catholic Epistles. The Epistles of St. Paul, however, had been divided in that manner before him, about A. D. 396; but Euthalius added the argumenta of the chapters, indexes, and the passages of Scripture to which allusions are made in the Epistles. This work he afterwards sent to Athanasius the younger, who was bishop of Alexandria in A. D. 490.


A portion of it was first published by cardinal Ximenes, in 1514. Erasmus, in his several editions of the New Testament, incorporated the Argumenta to the Epistles of St. Paul and the Acts. The Prologue on the Life of St. Paul. with a prefatory Epistle, was first edited by J. H. Boeclerus at the end of his edition of the New Testtament, Argentorat. 1645 and 1660, 12mo., from which it was afterwards often reprinted.

All the works of Euthalius were edited by L. Zaccagni, in his Collectanca monum. vet. Eccles. Graecae, Rome, 1698, 4to.

Possible commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke and the Acts

Whether Euthalius also wrote a commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke and on the Acts, is uncertain, at least there is no distinct mention of them, and no MSS. are known to exist.

Further Information

Fabric. Bibl. Graee. vol. ix. p. 287, &c.; Cave, Hist. Lit. vol. i. p. 252.


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