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Elias was a West Syriac writer who flourished in the middle of the 6th century. He was the author of the Life of John, bishop of Tella, which was addressed to his spiritual brethren Mar Sergius and Mar Paul.[1]A Latin translation exists of the Life.[2]


  • E. W. Brooks, CSCO Syr. 7-8 (1907). Latin translation of the Life.


  1. Sebastian Brock, A brief outline of Syriac literature, Moran Etho 9, p.44.
  2. Brock, p.131