Nisibis as the background to the Life of Ephrem the Syrian

  title={Nisibis as the background to the Life of Ephrem the Syrian},
  author={Paul S. Russell},
  journal={Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies},
  pages={179 - 236}
  • P. Russell
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies
This paper is an attempt to collect together what is known about Nisibis before and during the life of Ephrem the Syrian (306-373). It is important to see him against the backdrop of the place that formed him rather than the place in which he spent the final years of his life, so it is to Nisibis that we should turn for insight into Ephrem’s basic thoughts and concerns. I hope that this information may stir readers to reflect on Ephrem as a child of his birthplace and to see him in a slightly… Expand


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