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Ibas of Edessa
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Ibas followed Rabbūlā in 435 as bishop and distinguished himself as the translator of the works of Antiochene theologians (Antiochene theology) from the Greek into Syriac. Ibas sought in vain to suppress the growing influence of the extreme Cyrillians. In 449, he was deposed at the so-called Robber Synod in Ephesus (Ephesus, Councils of); two years later, however, he was rehabilitated in Chalcedon, and from then on he held the Edessene see until his death in 457. In 433, Ibas wrote his famous letter to the Persian bishop Mari in which he attacked Cyril of Alexandria. The Sy…

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Bruns, Peter, “Ibas of Edessa”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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