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Thomas of Marga
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(c. 815, Neḥšon [Adiabene]), was an East Syrian writer (Syria: VI, 2.a) who lived as a monk at the monastery of Beth Abhe from 832. He had been secretary to the catholicos Abraham II (837–850), who then consecrated him as bishop of Marga. His Book of Governors recounts the history of the monastery of Beth Abhe (Syrian monasteries) based on the lives of its abbots, integrating important references to the history of the Apostolic Church of the East. The five books of the history of Beth Abhe are followed by one book recounting the history…

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Tamcke, Martin, “Thomas of Marga”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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