Ishoʿyahb I (d. 595) [Ch. of E.]
Cath. ca. 581/2–95. Originating from Beth ʿArbaye, he studied at the School of Nisibis, and was for two years its head, before becoming bp. of Arzon. In ca. 581/2 he was elected cath. , and in 585 held an important synod, whose Acts, including 31 canons, are inluded in the Synodicon Orientale. The Synodicon also preserves his Letter to Yaʿqub, bp. of Darai (with 20 further canons), and a Creed composed by him. A further work by him, on the Trisagion (‘Thrice holy’), is transmitted separately.
- Brock ‘The christology of the Church of the East’, 136–9. (ET of Professions of Faith, of Synod of 585, and of Ishoʿyahb I).
- Chabot, Synodicon Orientale, 130–96 (Syr.); 390–455 (FT).
- G. Furlani, ‘Il trattato di Yešoʿyabh d’Arzon sul Trisagion’, RSO 7.3 (1917), 687–715.
- Vööbus, History of the School of Nisibis (CSCO 266; 1965), 223–30.
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Sebastian P. Brock, “Ishoʿyahb I,” 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/Ishoyahb-I.
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Ishoʿyahb I.” 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/Ishoyahb-I.
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