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George, Bishop of the Arabs
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George, bishop of the Arabs (7th to 8th cents. CE), was a Syriac Orthodox cleric who wrote in Syriac on theological subjects and on Aristotelian philosophy. Little is known of his life, but information necessary to contextualize his writings comes from later West Syriac chronicles and his own extant letters. He was born probably around 660 CE (rather than 640 CE as suggested by V. Ryssel, 1891, 109), possibly in the region of Antioch (Tannous, 2008, 672–67…

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Watt, John W., “George, Bishop of the Arabs”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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