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Dionysius Jacob bar Salibi, metropolitan of Amid (d. 1171) – BIOGRAPHIES OF SYRIAN SCHOLARS AND WRITERS – Mor Ignatius Aphram Barsoum – Translated : By Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on Dionysius Jacob bar Salibi, metropolitan of Amid (d. 1171) – BIOGRAPHIES OF SYRIAN SCHOLARS AND WRITERS – Mor Ignatius Aphram Barsoum – Translated : By Dr. Matti Moosa

Dionysius Jacob bar Salibi, metropolitan of Amid (d. 1171) A unique and distinguished Syrian dignitary, the pride of Melitene and a staunch defender of Christianity as well as of those who have been converted to Orthodoxy. A very learned man and writer, Bar Salibi excelled in his commentary on the Holy Scriptures, based on the ideas of former commentators but adorned with his own conclusions. Indeed, his commentary is the best and most popular of his writings. It is sufficient proof of his keen mind, industry, amazing fortitude and profound scholarship. He continued to work with zeal and...

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more books by Dr. Matti Moosa

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Mar Dionysius of Tal Mahre (d. .345)

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Mar Dionysius of Tal Mahre (d. .345) Mar Dionysius I known as the “Talmahri,” the seventieth patriarch of Antioch, was a great and unique church dignitary deeply versed in knowledge. He was born at Tal Mahre to a noble and wealthy Edessene family and became famous at the beginning of the seventh century for his great contribution to the church of Edessa. At Qinnesrin he studied philology, jurisprudence, philosophy and theology and entered the monastic life. It is sufficient to mention that in 818 forty-eight metropolitans and bishops unanimously elected him for the Apostolic See,...

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Mar George, Bishop of the Arabs (d. 725)

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on Mar George, Bishop of the Arabs (d. 725)

Mar George, Bishop of the Arabs (d. 725) Mar George or Georgi, bishop of the Arabs was a scholar, a church dignitary, a student of philosophy, an excellent critic and an authority who was deeply versed in both poetry and prose. In the prime of his life, he studied at Qinnesrin under Severus Sabukht shortly before the latter’s death, and later under other professors. He acquired all that the brilliant mind could absorb of the Syriac philological sciences as well as philosophical, astronomical, theological sciences and history. He assumed the monastic habit and pursued godliness. He was...

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Mar Jacob of Edessa (d. 708)

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on Mar Jacob of Edessa (d. 708)

Mar Jacob of Edessa (d. 708) A man unique in the extent of his knowledge and chief among the doctors of the church, Jacob had a brilliant mind, critical temperament, sharp wit and sound judgment. He was a grammarian, a man of letters, a poet, a translator, an historian, a commentator, a legislator and a philosopher-theologian. He was prominent in each one of the sciences which he had acquired, showing great capability and skill in writing. In the earlier periods he had no equal, and among the scholars of later periods, his extensive knowledge was rivalled only by that of Bar Hebraeus. By his...

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