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Joshua the Stylite


Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


Joshua is traditionally credited with authorship of a syriac Chronicle incorporated into the Zuqnīn Chronicle ( see dionysius of tell ma rē ) and covering 495–507. It was composed as the period ended, and the author appears to have been a monk from edessa , who wrote at the request of his abbot, Sergius. It is particularly valuable for its description of the Byzantine-Sasanian war of 502–5 and of the hardships suffered by the people of Edessa and Amida at that time. The ascription of the text to Joshua is the result of confusion. ( 1990 ), ‘ Who Wrote the Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite ?’ in , Lingua restituta orientale , pp. 272 – 84 . Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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