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Bar Hebraeus – R. Buttin

Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Bar Hebraeus – R. Buttin

(Abu’l Faraj) A Jacobite Syrian bishop, philosopher, poet, grammarian, physician, Biblical commentator, historian, and theologian, b. at Meletine (Malatia), Asia Minor, 1226; d. at Maragha, Persia, 1286. He was the son of a Jewish physician, Aaron, a convert to the Jacobite faith; hence his surname of Bar ‘Ebraya (Bar Hebræus), “Son of the Hebrew”. Under the care of his father he began as a boy (a teneris unguiculis) the study of medicine and of many other branches of knowledge, which he pursued as a youth at Antioch and Tripoli, and which he never abandoned until...

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