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Moses bar Kepha
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(c. 833, Balad, north of Mosul on the Tigris – Feb 12, 903), from a respected Syrian family of scholars. After his studies close to home in Mar Sargis monastery, he was consecrated bishop of Bet Raman, north of Tagrit, in 863; there he developed a rich pastoral and theological ministry. In the internal ritual controversy between Monophysites, he vigorously rejected heretical additions to the liturgies of St. James (James, Liturgy of Saint) and St. Mark (Liturgy: II). Since he was also chorepiscopus for Mosul and Tagrit, he was successful in extending his …

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Bruns, Peter, “Moses bar Kepha”, 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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