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Philoxenos of Mabbug
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Philoxenos, one of the principal actors in the generations following the Council of Chalcedon of 451 CE, is not well known in western histories of Christianity, although he wrote more than any of the renowned Syriac authors.

Life and Names

His birth name was Joseph, born in the 440s CE into a Christian family in Taḥel of the Beth Garmai region near mode…

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Kitchen, Robert A., “Philoxenos of Mabbug”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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