Chapter 1, The Nature and Work of Christ
• At the start of the first chapter, Eusebius discloses his plan for his history of the church.
• Eusebius will demonstrate both the divine and ancient features of Christian origins and will start with Christ and his life.
• He affirms various traditional Christian doctrines.
• Eusebius fights the claim that the two genealogies of Christ in Matthew and Luke have discrepancies.
• Jesus called twelve apostles and to them alone did he give the name of apostles.
• Christ then appointed seventy others.
• Josephus helps to confirm the story of Herod and his daughter's role in the beheading of John the Baptist.
• John was a man of great virtues, according to Josephus. John also speaks well of Jesus.
• Christ's apostles are listed in the Scriptures, but the names of the seventy have been lost.
• Christ had other apostles as well that are mentioned.
• In the...
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