Epifanov (Epiphanios)( Greek Christian writer)
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Biography Epifanov (Epiphanios)
Epiphanius; Epiphanios, of Salamis, ca. 315-403 years. n. e., Greek Christian writer. Born in Palestine in the town Elevterapole, education received in Alexandria, knew 5 languages: Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Jewish. From 367 g. - Bishop of Salamis in Cyprus. As bishop yarotno persecuted followers of the teachings of Origen, and all those he suspected in the commitment of heresy. The fight against heresies of the works: Ankyrotos (376), Panarion (374-377 gg.). In addition, he was a kind of encyclopedia on Weights and Measures (Peri metron kai stathmon), about twelve stones (Peri ton dodeka lithon). Works E. represent an extremely important source of study of religious thought in the IV. and unorthodox views of the writers whose works were destroyed.