Jacob of Nisibis

Jacob of Nisibis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jacob of Nisibisdied c. AD 338), is a Syriac saint. He was the second bishop of Nisibis, spiritual father of the renowned Syriac writer Ephrem the Syrian, and celebrated ascetic. Jacob was appointed bishop, in 308, of the Christian community of Nisibis in Mesopotamia (modern Nusaybin, located near the Turkey/Syria border). Jacob of Nisibis, also known as James of Nisibis and as Jacob of Nusaybin, is recorded as a signatory at the First Council of Nicaea in 325. He was the first Christian to search for the Ark of Noah, which he claimed to find a piece of on a mountain, Mount Judi (Turkish Cudi Da ), 70 miles (110 km) from Nisibis. He founded the basilica and theological School of Nisibis after the model of the school of Diodorus of Tarsus in Antioch. It was not until the 10th century that the "Persian Sage" who had been incorrectly identified with Jacob of Nisibis was finally identified with Aphrahat.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136778467
  • 9786136778464