Aḥudemmeh of Balad (d. 575) [Syr. Orth.]
Metropolitan ‘of the East’, known as the Apostle of the Arabs. Originating from Balad, he became first bp. of Beth ʿArbaye, and was subsequently consecrated as Metropolitan of the East by Yaʿqub Burdʿoyo (in 559). He undertook much missionary work, and it was due to his conversion of a son of Khusrau I that he was eventually put to death (2 Aug. 575). An informative biography, by an unknown author, is preserved.
- J.-M. Fiey, ‘Ahoudemmeh’, LM 81 (1968), 155–9.
- F. Nau, Histoires d’Ahoudemmeh et de Marouta (PO 3.1; 1905), 7–51. (Syr. with FT)
- Vööbus, History of Asceticism, vol. 3, 246–54.
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Sebastian P. Brock, “Aḥudemmeh of Balad,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Ahudemmeh-of-Balad.
Bibliography Entry Citation:
Brock, Sebastian P. “Aḥudemmeh of Balad.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Ahudemmeh-of-Balad.
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