Paul of Edessa - ܦܘܠܘܣ

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Paul of Edessa was a bishop from the Italian peninsula who left his see and travelled to Edessa where, in disguise, he was hired into service as a household servant by John of Edessa, a priest. The two lived a life of prayer and spiritual companionship. They travelled to Sinai. Back in Edessa, they interacted with Matthew the eunuch, a woman hiding in a monastery. They travelled to Jerusalem. Paul performed miracles and fled to Nisibis. John found him there, and Paul told him to return to Edessa. Paul died, and John died 8 months later. The story was set in the time of the Bishop Rabbula.

Names

  • ܦܘܠܘܣ1
  • Paul of Edessa
  • PAUL D'ÉDESSE2
  • Paul l’évêque1
  • Paul, the bishop
  • Pawlōs
  • Pawlōs1
Sex: male2
Floruit: 418-4352

Notes

Paul of Edessa was a bishop from the Italian peninsula who left his see and travelled to Edessa where, in disguise, he was hired into service as a household servant by John of Edessa, a priest. The two lived a life of prayer and spiritual companionship. They travelled to Sinai. Back in Edessa, they interacted with Matthew the eunuch, a woman hiding in a monastery. They travelled to Jerusalem. Paul performed miracles and fled to Nisibis. John found him there, and Paul told him to return to Edessa. Paul died, and John died 8 months later. The story was set in the time of the Bishop Rabbula.
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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 960.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 339, Note: S.P. Brock, .Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

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Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Paul of Edessa — ܦܘܠܘܣ ” in , last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1405.

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Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Paul of Edessa — ܦܘܠܘܣ .” In , edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson. Vol. 1 of Gateway to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al.. Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, 2016. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/1405.

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