Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian

Current State of the OCP Text

The surviving Greek fragments of the Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian are presented here as cited in Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.28-29. The text is based on the standard critical edition of Eusebius (see below). Quoting from Alexander Polyhistor, Eusebius preserves seventeen separate fragments, the first two of which find parallel citations in Clement of Alexandria's Stromata. Using Holladay's numbering scheme, these fragments appear as follows:

frag. 1a Clement of Alexandria, Stromata (vv. 7-31) ** Not yet encoded here.
frag. 1b Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.28.1-2 (vv. 1-31)
frag. 2a Clement of Alexandria, Stromata (vv. 32-40a); 156.1-2 (50b-54) ** Not yet encoded here.
frag. 2b Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.28.3 (vv. 32-58)
frag. 3 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.28.4a (v. 59)
frag. 4 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.28.4b (vv. 60-65)
frag. 5 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.28.4c (vv. 66-67)
frag. 6 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.4-5 (vv. 68-82)
frag. 7 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.6 (vv. 83-89)
frag. 8 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.7 (vv. 90-95)
frag. 9 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.8 (vv. 96-112)
frag. 10 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.9 (vv. 113-115)
frag. 11 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.10 (vv. 116-119)
frag. 12 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.11 (vv. 120-131)
frag. 13 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.12 (vv. 132-174)
frag. 14 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.13 (vv. 175-192)
frag. 15 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.28.14 (vv. 193-242)
frag. 16 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.15-16a (vv. 243-253)
frag. 17 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.29.16b (vv. 254-269)

A further fragment of ten lines (frag. 18 in Holladay's system), transmitted by Epiphanius (Panarion 64.29.6-30.1) on the basis of a quotation in Methodius' treatise de Resurrectione, is likely composed by the same Ezekiel who penned the fragments preserved in Eusebius. This additional fragment has not yet been encoded as part of the OCP edition.

Please note that final proofreading of this text is not yet complete. Use with caution until further notice.


Print Editions of Ezekiel the Tragedian

For further bibliography see DiTommaso, Bibliography, 1035-41.

Sources for the Text of Eusebius

Sources for the Text of Clement of Alexandria

Sources for the Text of Epiphanius

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