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Isaac of Nineveh

(d. c. 700)


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(d. c.700),

also ‘Isaac the Syrian’, monastic writer. About 676 he was made Bp. of Nineveh by the Catholicos of the Church of the East, but he soon retired to live in solitude in Khuzistan. His writings on ascetic subjects continue to influence Athonite and Coptic monasticism. Feast day in the E., 28 Jan.

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


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