Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Dionysius of Tell-Maḥrē
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A member of the rich Tell-Maḥrōyō family from Edessa, Dionysius became a monk of the monastery of Qenneshrē, an important intellectual centre of the Syrian Orthodox Church. In 816 he left Qenneshrē for the monastery of St Jacob of Qayshum, where he made an excellent impression on the local bishop, Theophilus. On two occasions, he was offered episcopal rank, which he dec…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Dionysius of Tell-Maḥrē”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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