(4th c.). The Persian Sage; probably b. of heathen parents; wrote 23 homilies on Christian doctrine and practice (337345); important in the study of the Syriac text tradition because of his many quotations; seems to have taken the name Jacob; this later caused confusion in his identification.
J. Gwynn, Aphrahat the Persian Sage. NPNF, Ser. 2, XIII, 152162. Aphrahat, Select Demonstrations, NPNF, Ser. 2, XIII, 343412.
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