(Nisibin). Modern Nusaybin, SE Turkey in Asia; important on ancient trade routes; residence of Armenian kings ca. 150 BCca. 115, when it was captured by Trajan*; center of theol. studies ca. the middle of the 4th c.; when Nisibis came under Persian rule 363, the school moved to Edessa, where it became Nestorian after ca. 431; returned to Nisibis ca. 457 and flourished ca. 200 yrs. See also Barsumas, Thomas; Schools, Early Christian, 4, 5.
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