Hesychius of Jerusalem

Hesychius of Jerusalem a Greek ecclesiastical writer of the 5th century (supposed to have died about A.D. 434). Consecrated priest by the patriarch of Constantinople against his wishes, he spent the remainder of his life in that city. This is about all that is known with any certainty concerning his life. He appears to have enjoyed great reputation, and wrote a number of books, the principal of which are, In Leviticum Libri septem (Latin only, Basle, 1527, foloi; Paris, 1581, 8vo; and in Bibliotheca Patrum, 12, 52: Στιχηρὸν (or Κεφάλαια) τῶν προφητῶν καὶ ᾿Ησαϊvου, Sticheron (or Capita) in

duodecimprophetas minores et Esaiam, published by David Hoeschel with Adrian's Isagoge (Augsburg, 1602, 4to), and inserted in the Critici Sacri (London, 1660), 8, 26: — Α᾿ντιῤῥητικά or Εύτικά, published with Marcus Eremita's Opuscula (Paris, 1563, 8vo), and reprinted in the Bibliotheca veterum Patrum of Fronton Ducueus (Paris, 1624, fol.), 1, 985. A Latin translation of this work was inserted in the Biblioth. Patrum, 12:194, under the title Ad Theodulun Sermo compendiosus animae perutilis de Temperantia et Virtute, etc.: — Homiliae de Sancta Maria deipara, published by F. du Duc in Biblioth. veterum Patrum, 2, 417: — Τὸ εἰς τὸν ἃγιον Α᾿νδρέαν ἐγχώμιον, Oratio demonstrativa in S.Andream Apostolunt: a Latin translation of this work was inserted in the Biblioth. Patr. 12, 188: — De Resurrectione Domini nostri Christi, and De Hora tertia et sexta quibus Dominus fuisse crucifixus dicitur, in Combefis, Novum Auctarium: — Εἰς Ι᾿άκωον τὸν ἀδελφὸν τοῦ κυρίου καὶ Δαιδ τὸν θεοπράτορα, of which extracts are given in Photius (cod. 275): — Μαρτύριον τοῦ ἁγίου καὶ ἐυδόξουμάρτυπος τοῦ Χριστοῦ Λογγίνου τοῦ ἐκατοντάρχου, in Bollandus, Acta Sanct. March, vol. 2, Appendix, p. 736: — ῾Η εὐαγγελικὴ συμφωνία, in Combefis, 1, 773; an extract of it was inserted in Cotelier, Eccles. Grcec. Monument. 3, 1, under the title Συναγωγὴ ἀποριῶν καὶ ἐπιλύσεων ἐκλεγεῖσα ἐν ἐπιτομῇ ἐκ τῆς Εùαγγελικῆς Ευμφωνίας. Part of the extant writings of Hesychius are given in Migne's Patrologia Graeca, vol. 93. See Photius, Bibliotheca; Cave, Hist. Liter. 1, 571; Tillemont, Memoires Ecclesiastiques, 14, 227; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 24, 589.

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