Bostra, an ancient episcopal see of Arabia, whose first bishop is said to have been one of the seventy disciples. In 244 (according to others, 247) a celebrated council was held there, under the presidency of Origen, against Beryllus, a Monarchian (q.v.) and Patripassian (q.v.). Origen not only refuted him, but brought him back from his errors. SEE BOZRAH.

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