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Sextus Julius Africanus

Africanus, Sextus Julius (sĕkˈstəs jōlˈyəs ăfrĭkāˈnəs) [key], c.160–c.240, Christian historian. He wrote Chronologia, a history of the world from the creation to 221. Tying together the events of the Old Testament, the Greek world, and Christianity, this history helped to place the new religion in a historical context.

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