307–373

Introduction

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Born: Cir­ca 307, Ni­si­bis, north­ern Me­so­po­ta­mia (now Nu­say­bin, Turk­ey).

Died: June 373, Edes­sa (now Şan­lı­ur­fa, Tur­key).

Biography

One of the best known fa­thers of the Syr­i­an church, Eph­ra­im was a theo­lo­gian, po­et, and hym­nist.

Having first been a pupil of James, bi­shop of Ni­si­bis, he fi­nished his edu­ca­tion at Edes­sa, where he chief­ly lived the rest of his life.

He vi­sit­ed Ba­sil at Cap­pa­do­cia, and was or­dained by him to the of­fice of dea­con.

Works

Ephraim was a vo­lum­i­nous writ­er of com­men­tar­ies, ex­po­si­to­ry ser­mons, hymns, and me­tri­cal ho­mi­lies.

Sources

Lyrics

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