280. Ishaq (Isaac) Patriarch of Antioch (1724)

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Ishaq (Isaac) Patriarch of Antioch

Patriarch Ishaq is the son of Maqdisi Azar. He was born at Mosul and became a monk and was ordained a priest at St. Matthew’s Monastery. He became a bishop of this monastery and was elevated to the maphrianate of the East in 1687 and later to the office of the patriarchate in 1709 and was named Ignatius. He resigned his position because of old age in 1724. He was an energetic church dignitary who performed good deeds.628 While still a maphrian before 1699, he wrote a little book in fifteen chapters,629 on Syriac etymology and derivatives.