CHRISTIANITY IN EDESSA AND THE SYRIAC-SPEAKING WORLD: MANI, BAR DAYSAN, AND EPHRAEM; THE STRUGGLE FOR ALLEGIANCE ON THE ARAMEAN FRONTIER

@article{Griffith2009CHRISTIANITYIE,
  title={CHRISTIANITY IN EDESSA AND THE SYRIAC-SPEAKING WORLD: MANI, BAR DAYSAN, AND EPHRAEM; THE STRUGGLE FOR ALLEGIANCE ON THE ARAMEAN FRONTIER},
  author={Sidney H. Griffith},
  journal={Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={20 - 5}
}
  • S. Griffith
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • History
  • Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies
I n Late Antiquity the geographical area to the east of Antioch, stretching from the northern reaches of the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers westward almost to the Mediterranean sea, and southward to the environs of Damascus, was often called ‘Aram’ by the local inhabitants. The name is that of the biblical son of Shem, the son of Noah, from whom the Christian inhabitants of the area in later times derived their legendary ancestry (Genesis 10:22-23). At some point after the… 
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