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ʿAbdishoʿ of Nisibis
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ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikhā, ʿAbdishoʿ Ṣūbāwī; Ebediesus (Sobensis)

Date of Birth: Around the middle of the 13th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Beginning of November 1318

Place of Death: Probably Nisibis


ʿAbdishoʿ belonged to the East-Syrian (‘Nestorian’) community. Little is known about his early years. His surname Bar Brikhā, ‘son of the blessed one’, seems to be an honorific name and not an…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ʿAbdishoʿ of Nisibis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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