Author of a supplement (covering Cant. 6:12 to the end; probably originally in Greek), preserved at the end of the Syriac translation of Gregory of Nyssa’s unfinished ‘Commentary on the Song of Songs’. This Symmachus, who is otherwise unknown, should be distinguished from Symmachus, the Jewish Greek translator of the Old Testament, whose readings are cited in the margin of the Syro-Hexapla; and from another equally unknown Symmachus, the author of a prose Life of Abel (ed. with ET, S. P. Brock, LM 87 , 467–92; Syr. also in idem, Luqoṭo d-mimre d-ʿal ktobay qudšo , 7–14).
- C. Van den Eynde, La version syriaque du Commentaire de Grégoire de Nysse sur le Cantique des Cantiques (1939), 34–42, 77–89, 103–16.
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Sebastian P. Brock, “Symmachus,” 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/Symmachus.
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Symmachus.” 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/Symmachus.
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