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Stepane of Tbeti
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Stepane Mtbevari

Date of Birth: Mid 9th century

Place of Birth: Georgia

Date of Death: 10th century

Place of Death: Georgia


Stepane Mtbevari was the first 10th-century bishop of Tbeti. Educated in many languages, he was a leading figure in the Tao-Klarjeti literary school, and a famed writer and hagiographer in the Georgian Church of the period. There is no firm evidence about the year of his de…

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Abashidze, Medea D., “Stepane of Tbeti”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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