Bostra, Council of
Bostra, Council Of (Concilium Bostranum), was held about 227, in consequence of the errors of Beryhlus, bishop of the place, who denied that our Lord Jesus. Christ had any proper existence before the Incarnation, and maintained that he then only began to be God; when he was born of the Blessed Virgin; and, moreover, that he was God only because the Father dwelt in him as in the prophets. Origen was charged with the office of convincing him of his errors, in which, after several conferences, he succeeded, and brought him back to the Catholic faith (Euseb. Hist. Eccl. 5, 33). See Labbe, Concil. 1, 651.
Another Council of Bostra was held, at which Origen refuted some Arabians who said that the souls of men died with their bodies and came to life after the resurrection.