Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Life of Theodore, bishop of Edessa
(377 words)

Unknown author

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: According to the Vita, the probably fictional author was born in Edessa

Date of Death: Unknown

Place of Death: Unknown


The title of the Vita informs us that its author was named Basil, was from Edessa, and was Melkite bishop of Emesa. (Note that in the Arabic version Basil is said to be the bishop of Manbij rather than of Homs.) If this is true, he would have lived in the 9th century. He himself…

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Todt, Klaus-Peter, “Life of Theodore, bishop of Edessa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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