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Elias of Nisibis
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(975, Nisibis – c. 1049, Nisibis), eastern Syrian (“Nestorian”; Nestorianism, Syria) scholar and cleric; his ecclesiastical life included time as a monk, a priest, a bishop, and ultimately, from 1008 till his death, as the metropolitan of Nisibis. Elias's works in Syriac include a grammar, a compendium of church law, and various liturgical texts. His work in Arabic includes writings in exegesis, ecclesiastical law, and secular science, also a collection of ethical proverbs and an apology of…

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Gerö, Stephen, “Elias of Nisibis”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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