Bar-Hebraeus, Gregorius


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Bar-Hebraeus, Gregorius

(bär-hēbrē`əs), 1226–86, Syrian scholar, bishop of the Jacobite ChurchJacobite Church
, officially Syrian Orthodox Church, Christian church of Syria, Iraq, and India, recognizing the Syrian Orthodox patriarch of Antioch as its spiritual head, regarded by Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox as heretical. It was founded (6th cent.
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. Partly Jewish in ancestry, his original name was Abu-al-Faraj. His most celebrated work is a chronicle in Syriac of the world from Adam down. His commentaries (in Arabic and Syriac) on Aristotle were widely known among Arabic-speaking scholars.
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