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Isaac of Nineveh, 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Sidney H. GriffithSidney H. Griffith, Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan

Syrian mystical theologian; fl. ca.680. Born in the region of Qatar on the Persian Gulf, Isaac became a Nestorian monk and eventually bishop of Nineveh (i.e., Mosul); five months later, however, he abdicated and went to live in solitude in the mountains of ḫuzistan in southwestern Iran. He reportedly lost his sight during his studies. Isaac composed (in Syriac) treatises, dialogues, and letters on ascetical and mystical topics. Probably in the 9th C. some of his works were translated into Greek by the monks Patrikios and ... ...

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