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Aphrahat

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(early 4th cent.),

the first of the Syriac Church Fathers. He was an ascetic, evidently holding high ecclesiastical office. His Demonstrations (inaccurately known as his Homilies) were completed between 337 and 345. The first 22 give a survey of Christian faith, the last being an appendix. They throw valuable light on early Christianity in Iran and on the text of the NT.

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


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