Stephen bar Sudaili, the Syrian mystic, and the book of Hierotheos

Frothingham F. Stephen bar Sudaili, the Syrian mystic, and the book of Hierotheos. -1886

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59 „Confession of faith”, of Philoxenos *), if the period at which
it was written could be exactly determined; for in the ana¬
thema at the close he enumerates ia „the impious Bar Sudaili”. This confession may have been drawn
up at the synod of Sidon, held in 512—513, of which
Philoxenos was the prime mover. In the profession of faith J)
demanded, among the Jacobites, of priests and deacons on
their receiving orders, we also read the anathematism of Bar
Sudaili and his followers. Stephen had evidently become a
man of importance and influence. Bar 'Ebraia, in his Ecclesiastical Historys), makes Bar
Sudaili flourish at Edessa under the Antiochene patriarch
Sergios; the successor of Severos, about 542. This is at
variance with all our other evidence, and is certainly an
error; for Stephen had already left Edessa, as we have
seen, during the first years of the century, and his career
could hardly have lasted until the middle of it. It would be of great interest to know from what source