Nonnus of Nisibis
Date of Birth: Late 8th c.
Place of Birth: Region of Nisibis
Date of Death: After 862
Place of Death: Unknown
Nonnus was a Syrian-Orthodox theologian and archdeacon of Nisibis. The Jewish Karaite philosopher Abū Yaʿqūb al-Qirqisānī (10th c.) states that ‘Nonnus (Nānā), a physician by training, was much respected by the Christians, because he was an accomplished philosopher’ (Kitāb al-anwār i, 44), and that Dāwūd i…