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Barsumas, Thomas

(Barsauma; ca. 415/435–ca. 489/490). Studied under Ibas* at Edessa*; bp. Nisibis*; est. a theol. school at Nisibis that absorbed mems. of the school of Edessa 489. Chief founder of Nestorianism in Persia (see Middle East, I). See also Narsai.


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