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Ḥenana of Adiabene
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(died 610). Ḥenana was originally from the western portion of the Persian Empire and attended the school in Nisibis, which he led as director from 572 until his death in 610. According to the list of authors by Abdisho (BOCV 3/1, 81–84), Ḥenana authored a large number of commentaries, of which only two homilies have been transmitted in complete form. In his Christology, Ḥenana approximated the Chalcedonian position (Chalcedonian Definition) of the hypostatic union by teaching a prosopon (Person) and a hypostasis (!) in two natures and affirmed the title of theotokos fo…

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Bruns, Peter, “Ḥenana of Adiabene”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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