Elijah of Anbar

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Elijah of Anbar was an East Syriac writer who flourished in the first half of the 10th century.[1]

He was bishop of Anbar (=Peroz Shabur) and author of an extensive work in verse entitled Ktaba d-durrasha (Book of Instruction), or Book of Centuries. The work was in three parts, consisting of 10 memre in all. A German translation exists of part 1. The content could be described as gnomic and is strongly influenced by the works of ps.Dionysius the Areopagite.


  • Memre I-III: GT by A.Juckel, CSCO Syr. 227 (1996)


  1. Sebastian Brock, A brief outline of Syriac literature, Moran Etho 9, (1997), p. 70 and p. 139.