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Ephrem the Syrian, 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Barry BaldwinBarry Baldwin, Nancy Patterson ŠevčenkoNancy Patterson Ševčenko

theologian and hymnographer; saint; born Nisibis ca.306, died Edessa 9 June 373; feastday 28 Jan. Born probably to Christian parents (although his Syriac Life states that his father was a pagan priest), Ephrem spent most of his life in Nisibis, serving as a deacon. After the Persian occupation of Nisibis in ... ...

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