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Theodore Abū Qurra
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(c. 750 – c. 830), Melkite-Orthodox theologian and churchman in Syria and Palestine. Recent studies (Lamoreaux) have shown that the traditional belief that he was initially a monk of Sabas Monastery in Jerusalem can no longer be supported. In any case, he served for a time as bishop of Ḥarrān and later traveled through the Levant as a Christian commentator and preacher. His literary oeuvre has survived in Arabic and Greek; his Syriac works are lost. Later Georgian translations (from Gk) of…

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Gerö, Stephen, “Theodore Abū Qurra”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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