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Severus of Antioch
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Severus of Antioch (c. 456–528 CE) was born around 456 CE in the south corner of Asia Minor, in the Roman city of Sozopolis in Pisidia. He came from a wealthy pagan family, which provided him with means to receive the best education he could get. He first studied in Alexandria and then in Beirut. His major field of studies was law. While studying in Beirut, he came in touch with the anti-Chalcedonian monastic circles, which initiated him to Christianity. He received baptism in Tripoli in 488 CE by…

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Hovorun, Cyril, “Severus of Antioch”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2021

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