Eusebius was Amil
Reading Eusebius for an Early Church midterm tomorrow. Came across this… too funny not to post.
Papias supplies other stories that reached him by word of mouth, along with some strange parables and unknown teachings of the Savior, as well as other more legendary accounts. Among them, he says that after the resurrection of the dead there will be a thousand-year period when the kingdom of Christ will be established on this earth in material form. I suppose that he got these notions by misunderstanding the apostolic accounts, not realizing that they had used mystic and symbolic language. For he was a man of very limited intelligence, as is clear from his books. Due to him, however, many church writers after him held the same opinion, relying on his early date: Iranaeus, for example, and any others who adopted the same views.
–Eusebius, Church History, 3.39
Hilarious. And interesting that the pre-mil / amil debate goes back so far.