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Bar Hebraeus

(1226—1286)


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(1226–86),

the usual name of Abû-l-Faraǧ, a Syrian Orthodox bishop and polymath. After studying medicine at Tripoli and Antioch, he was consecrated bishop in 1246, and in 1264 became Primate of the East. His works, mostly encyclopaedic in character, were mainly written in Syriac, a few in Arabic.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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