Abraham bar Dashandad

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Abraham bar Dashandad, known as "the lame" was an East Syriac writer of the mid 8th century. He came from Beth Sayyade. He became head of the School of Bashosh, later moving to Marga, and to Mosul, to the monastery of Mar Gabriel. Such was his fame, that the monastery later became known as the monastery of Mar Abraham and Mar Gabriel. He taught both Timothy I and Isho` bar Nun. He is the author of a monastic letter addressed to his younger brother, John.[1]


  • A. Mingana, Early Christian Mystics, 1934. English translation of the letter.


  1. Sebastian Brock, A brief outline of Syriac literature, Moran Etho 9, (1997), p. 62 and p. 136-7.