Sargis the Stylite (8th cent.) [Syr. Orth.]
A ‘Letter’ attributed to ‘Sargis the Stylite of Gusit’ (near Ḥimṣ) ‘against a Jew who argued that God has no son, and that God has not begotten’ is preserved in a single ms. of the 8th/9th cent. According to its editor the work must belong to the 8th cent. (and not the late 6th, as had earlier been suggested). It is a literary work based on several sources, among them a collection of testimonia; there is also a section on images (of interest in view of the date). In part the work may also be based on an actual discussion with a Jew.
- A. P. Hayman, The Disputation of Sergius the Stylite against a Jew (CSCO 338–9; 1973).
- A. P. Hayman ‘The Biblical text in the Disputation of Sergius the Stylite against a Jew’, in The Peshitta, its use in Literature and Liturgy, ed. B. ter Haar Romeny (2006), 77–86.
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Sebastian P. Brock, “Sargis the Stylite,” 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/Sargis-the-Stylite.
Bibliography Entry Citation:
Brock, Sebastian P. “Sargis the Stylite.” 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/Sargis-the-Stylite.
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