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Nersēs Mokac‘i
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Date of Birth: Around 1575

Place of Birth: Asknǰaws village, Mokk (south of Lake Van)

Date of Death: 1625

Place of Death: Lim island, Lake Van


Nersēs received his elementary education from his paternal uncle, the vardapet Hayrapet, after which he continued his studies in philosophy and theology with Barseł Gawaṙac‘i at Amrdolu Monastery near Bałēš (Bitlis), which at the time was a thriving centre of highe…

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Cowe, Peter, “Nersēs Mokac‘i”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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