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Eznik of Kolb
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(Kotbacc̣i; 5th cent.) was a student of Mesrop Maštoç, the creator of the Armenian alphabet. Eznik traveled to Edessa around 430 to translate religious writings from Syriac into Armenian; later he was active in Constantinople as a translator from Greek. After his return he improved available translations. He is probably identical with “Eznik, bishop of Bagrevand,” who participated in the Synod of Artašat in 450. He wrote Contra the Heretics (also Against the Sects or De Deo), treating pagan heresies, Mazdaism, Greek philosophers, and Marcion. In addition,…

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Kaufhold, Hubert, “Eznik of Kolb”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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