Syriac ecclesiastical writer. He became Bp. of Batnae in NW Syria in 519. His chief writing was a series of metrical homilies, mainly on biblical themes, which earned him the title ‘The Flute of the Holy Spirit’. His doctrinal position has been a matter of dispute in modern times; most recent scholars see him as disapproving of all Dyophysite Christology. Feast day in the Syrian Orthodox Church, 29 Nov.
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.