Shahdost (fl. first half of the 8th cent.) [Ch. of E.]

Bp. of Ṭirhan. According to the ‘Catalogue’ of ʿAbdishoʿ (chap. 111), Shahdost wrote a ‘synodical oration, some letters along with canons, and some short discourses and turgame’. What survives, however, are some quite extensive extracts from a work ‘On why we are separated from the Westerners’, preserved in a collection of E.-Syr. christological texts (where he is also called Eustathios). The theological polemic is primarily aimed against the Miaphysites and it contains what is probably a veiled criticism of the revision of the Peshitta NT commissioned by Philoxenos. The ‘Chronicle of Siirt’ (chap. 18; PO 4.3, 70) reports in passing that he attributed the Nativity ʿOnitha l-yaldā tmihā (Ḥudrā, ed. Darmo, I, 348 = Bedjan, Breviarium Chaldaicum, I, 321) to one of the 318 Fathers of Nicaea.

Sources

  • L.  Abramowski and A. E.  Goodman, A Nestorian Collection of Christological Texts (1972), vol. I, 1–57 (Syr.), vol. II, xxvi–xxxii, 3–36 (ET).


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Sebastian P. Brock, “Shahdost,” 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, https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Shahdost.

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Brock, Sebastian P. “Shahdost.” 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/Shahdost.

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