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The Laughable Stories of Bar-Hebraeus by Bar-Hebraeus, / Dr. E.A.W. Budge [1897]

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http://www.sacred-texts.com/asia/lsbh/index.htm#contents The Laughable Stories of Bar-Hebraeus by Bar-Hebraeus, tr. E.A.W. Budge [1897

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PAUL THE PERSIAN

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PAUL THE PERSIAN PAUL THE PERSIAN, a writer who lived at the time of the Nestorian Patriarch Ezekiel (567-80 C.E.), according to Bar Hebraeus (Chron. Eccl. II; ed. Abbeloos and Lamy, 1872, cols. 97-98), and was well versed in ecclesiastical and philosophical matters. Having once aspired to be the metropolitan bishop of Persis, he later converted to Zoroastrianism. Paul’s apostasy is described in a similar manner in the Arabic Chronicle of Séert (XXIV; ed. Scher, 1911, p. 147), but Teixidor (1996, p. 509, n. 1) has questioned the historical value of these reports. Bar Hebraeus attributes to...

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