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Īšōʿdād of Merv
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(in Ḫūrasān). Īšōʿdād became bishop of Ḥadīt̲ā (Arab., Syriac Ḥdāttā, “Nea[polis]”) in the vicinity of Mossul apparently in 837. His planned elec-tion as katholikos was thwarted by al-Mutawakkil's (846–861) physician Boḫtīšōʿ ibn Gibrāʾīl (d. 870). Īšōʿdād's exegetical studies are documented in a comprehensive commentary on the Old and New Testaments which also gained attention among western Syrian biblical exegetes. As secondary literature, Īšōʿdād used no-longer extant Syriac and Greek sources, as …

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Tubach, Jürgen, “Īšōʿdād of Merv”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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