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Jacob of Edessa

(c. 640—708)


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(c.640–708),

Syrian Orthodox scholar. In 684 he became Bp. of Edessa, but withdrew from his see in under five years. He knew some Hebrew as well as Greek, and produced a revision of some Books of the Peshitta OT. His writings include a continuation of Eusebius' ‘Chronicle’ to ad 692, many scholia on the Bible, and translations of some of the works of Severus of Antioch. Feast day in the Syrian Orthodox Church, 31 May.

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


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