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(4th c.). “The Persian Sage”; probably b. of heathen parents; wrote 23 homilies on Christian doctrine and practice (337–345); 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, 152–162. Aphrahat, “Select Demonstrations,” NPNF, Ser. 2, XIII, 343–412.

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