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Elia was a West Syriac writer of the first half of the 8th century AD. He has come down to us as the author of a letter, addressed to Leo of Harran, setting out in 12 sections the reasons why he left the Chalcedonians and joined the Syrian Orthodox church. A Latin translation exists.[1]


  • A. van Roey, CSCO Syr. 201-2 (1985). Latin translation.


  1. Sebastian Brock, A brief outline of Syriac literature, Moran Etho 9, (1997), p. 60 and p. 136.