Ebed-jesu surnamed BAR-BRICHA (Son of the Blessed), an eminent Nestorian theologian, was born in Mesopotamia about the middle of the 13th century. After having been for five years bishop of Sigara, in Arabia, he was made Nestorian bishop of Soba or Nisibe in 1290. Where Ebed-Jesu pursued his studies is not known, but the works which he has left us show that he was fluent in the Arabic, well acquainted with the Greek, and his dogmatical writings especially dis. play an extensive knowledge with philosophy and dialectics. He seems also to have been familiar with the works of the great Jacobite Bar-Hebrseus. His works, which are more than twenty, are mostly of a theological character; on the interpretation of the O.T and N.T., on the Logos, sacraments of the Church, and a treatise on the truth of the Faith (published by A. Mai in Syriac and Lat., Script. Ver. 10:317: —Epitome or Collections of the Canons of Councils (also published by Mai): — Canones xxv opostolici ob Ecclesiae ordinationem: — Prima christianae doctrine Diffusio (a Description of the Countries that permitted the preaching of the Apostles): — 23 Canons of the Apostles, edited by St. Clement: — 5 other Canons of the Apostles, published also by St. Clement: — The Paradise Eden, containing 50 poems, divided into two parts, called Henoch and Blias, beginning with the Trinity, and ending with the Resurrection. (Comp. Assemani, Bibl. Or. 3:1, page 325 sq.) Of literary importance is his catalogue of 200 Syrian writers (ably edited by Assemani, Bibl. Or. 3:1, pages 1-362), at the close of which his own writings are also given. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gin. 15:594; Herzog, 3:613; Assemani, Bibl. Orient. 3, part 1:(J.H.W.)

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