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Isaac of Nineveh
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(7th cent.), was an outstanding representative of eastern Syrian monastic mysticism (III, 3), born in Qatar. Catholikos George II (658–680) consecrated him bishop of Nineveh in the monastery of Bet Abe. His mysticism, manifest in his interior life, was in conflict with the requirements of public episcopal action. Weary of the unrest in his diocese, after five months he withdrew into solitude and finally became a monk in the monastery at Shabor, where, blinded by study and ascetici…

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Tamcke, Martin, “Isaac of Nineveh”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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