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Sebeos

 

a seventh-century Armenian historian, author of the History of Heraclius, a work dealing with the reign of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius (610–41) and subsequent events up to the year 661. Sebeos’ history describes the wars between Persia and Byzantium in the seventh century, Arab military campaigns, the internal situation in Armenia, and other subjects. In addition, two sections of the work deal with the period of Armenian history known from legends and with the history of the first to fifth centuries. Some scholars believe that these sections, which are known as the Primary History of Armenia, are not really part of Sebeos’ work.

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Istoriia episkopa Sebeosa. Yerevan, 1939.(Translated from Armenian.)
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Cronica armenia de Sebeos, en la que se explican las alianzas entre los hijos de Ismael y los judios, por ser todos descendientes de Abraham.
The Armenian bishop Sebeos in roughly 661 argued that the religion of Islam was led by Muhammad, who "taught the Arabs to know God" and led them back to the religion of their ancestors, the Ishmaelities.
Hence, the Church could in principle define Muhammad as a veridical prophet; it could sanction the early view of the Armenian bishop Sebeos.
Sebeos was obviously not aware that Islam was an ecumenical movement: From what he had heard, the Muslims regarded worship of the one God as incompatible with belief in the Christian Jesus.
The seventh-century bishop Sebeos refers to the martyrion of Rhipsime built by the Armenian catholicos Sahak (d.
41) Sebeos speaks of the depopulation of cities and the taking captive of 35,000 "souls" from Dvin in 640 A.
Howard-Johnston, The Armenian History Attributed to Sebeos (Liverpool: Liverpool Univ.
The Armenian Bishop Sebeos initially welcomed the new faith as a divinely sent belief-system; it was only after the unsuccessful Muslim siege of Constantinople in the 670s that he saw it otherwise.
Topics include a comparison of the Sasanian empire and Rome; Procopius, Roman defenses north of the Taurus and the new fortress of Citharizon; Byzantine Anxitene; the official history of Heraclius's Persian campaigns; an examination of the aims, motives and working methods of Sebeos and Movses Daskhurantsi, Armenian historians of Heraclius; the siege of Constantinople in 626; Heraclius's Persona campaigns and the revival of the Eastern Roman Empire, 622-630; and Khusro II and his regime, 626-628.
Por cierto, el mismo Heraclio, como se desprende de las palabras de Sebeos y del Chronicon Paschale, se encargo de imprimir a sus gestas un fuerte sentido religioso.
Likewise, the late seventh-century Armenian History of Heraclius by Sebeos has also been misinterpreted.