Pawla of Edessa (early 7th cent.) [Syr. Orth.]
Metropolitan of Edessa and translator. His careful revision of an earlier translation of Gregory of Nazianzus’s Discourses survives complete; this was done while he was in Cyprus in 623/4, during the Persian invasion and occupation of Mesopotamia. Another large undertaking while he was in Cyprus was the translation of a collection of hymns (maʿnyoto) by Severus ‘according to the tradition of Qenneshre’, that was later to be revised by Yaʿqub of Edessa (ed. E. W. Brooks, in PO 6.1, 7.5; 1910–11). He is probably also the ‘Abbas Pawla’ who translated the pericope John 7:50–8:12, absent from the Peshitta and Ḥarqlean. He is commemorated in one liturgical calendar (PO 10, 124) on 23 Aug. (‘Pawla, bp. of Edessa, who translated the books’).
- S. P. Brock, The Syriac version of the Pseudo-Nonnos mythological scholia (1971), 29–30.
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Sebastian P. Brock, “Pawla of Edessa,” 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/Pawla-of-Edessa.
Bibliography Entry Citation:
Brock, Sebastian P. “Pawla of Edessa.” 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/Pawla-of-Edessa.
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