Bardaisan of Edessa

a reassessment of the evidence and a new interpretation
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Bardesanes, also called Bardaisan, orBar Daiṣān, (born JEdessa, Syria, [now Urfa, Tur.]—died c.

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Edessa), a leading representative of Syrian Gnosticism. Bardesanes was a pioneer of the Christian faith in Syria who embarked on missionary work after his conversion in His chief writing, The Dialogue of Destiny, or The Book of the Laws of the Countries, recorded by a.

Bardaisan, whose name means 'son of the Daisan',3 was born in AD and probably died AD at Edessa (Urha/Urfa), which at one point was known as Edessa Parthorum, so his 'nationality' can be described as Syrian or Parthian. He was a friend and courtier of Abgar VIII (), under whose influence he seems to have converted to Christianity.

BARDAISAN. BARDAISAN (or Bardesanes) of Edessa ( – ce) was a philosopher, an ethnographer, and the first Syriac Christian theologian, later regarded as unorthodox.

Only a few events are known about the life of Bardaisan (Bar Day ṣ ā n, or "son of [the local river] Day ṣ ā n"). He attended the court of the king of Edessa, Abgar VIII ( – ), and probably fled from Edessa.

Genre/Form: Academic theses: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Drijvers, H.J.W. Bardaisan of Edessa. Assen, Van Gorcum & Comp., (OCoLC) The Book of the Laws of Countries (BLC) by Bardaisan of Edessa belongs to the most important writings of early Syriac literature.

The text reflects the intellectual climate of northern Mesopotamia and in particular that of the city of Edessa, at the end of the second century and the first decades of.

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Cited by:   The Syriac Book, written by a disciple, followed shortly afterwards. Altogether, any confrontation with the imperial court and apologetic work inspired by it, as well as his work On Fate and his ethnographic material that survives in the Syriac Book, belonged to a later stage of Bardaisan’s life.

Even if many late antique and medieval authors Author: Nathanael Andrade. (Bar-Daisan) Syrian Gnostic or, more correctly, a Syrian poet, astrologist, and philosopher, b. 11 July (?), at Edessa, of wealthy Persian, or Parthian parents; d.

at indicate the city of his birth his parents called him "Son of the Daisan", the river on which Edessa is situated. On account of his foreign extraction he is sometimes referred to as "the Parthian" (by Julius.

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Drijvers () Hardcover5/5(2). In this volume, a reprint of his monograph, H. Drijvers investigates the life and teachings of Bardaisan of Edessa, determining his place in the religious and cultural life of Edessa in the second half of the second century of the common era.

Among the illustrious disciples of the School of Edessa, Bardaisan (–), a schoolfellow of Abgar IX, deserves special mention for his role in creating Christian religious poetry, and whose teaching was continued by his son Harmonius and his disciples.

A Christian council was held at. Scarcely anything survives of his writings, for a Dialogue concerning Fate, extant in Syriac under the title "Book of the Laws of the Countries," is by his disciple Philip. The 56 Hymns of Ephrem Syrus against Heresies are intended to refute the doctrines of Marcion, Bardaisan, and Mani, but Ephrem's criticism is harsh and unintelligent.

The Book of the Astrologers. — It is written in the book of the astrologers, that, when Mercury is posited with Venus in the house of Mercury, he produces painters, sculptors, and bankers; but that, when they are in the house of Venus, they produce perfumers, and dancers, and singers, and poets.

BARDAISAN OF EDESSA in A Companion to Second-Century Christian 'Heretics The book illuminates “the other side” of early Christianity by examining thinkers and movements that were embraced by many second-century religious seekers as legitimate forms of Christianity, but which are now largely forgotten, or are known only from the Author: Nicola Denzey.

Bardaisan (Syriac: ܒܪ ܕܝܨܢ‎, Bardaiṣān), known in Arabic as Ibn Daisan (ابن ديصان)[1] and in Latin as Bardesanes (A.D. –), was a Syriac or Parthian gnostic and founder of the Bardaisanites. A scientist, scholar, astrologer, philosopher and poet, Bardaisan was also renowned for his knowledge of India, on which he wrote a book, now lost.

Bardaisan, born about AD in Edessa and converted to Christianity in about ADwas a poet and philosopher and a great original thinker. Western church fathers condemned him as a gnostic, but he was not a gnostic except in that he thought that matter was evil. Bardaisan. 22 likes. ‎Bardaisan, also known in Arabic as ابن ديصان, also Latinized as Bardesanes, was a Syriac or Parthian gnostic and founder of the.

Some charges against him (like those, similar, against Origen) prove unfounded. Bardaisan's thought emerges as a deeply Christian thought, depending on the exegesis of Scripture, read in the light of Greek philosophy (an enterprise accomplished by Philo earlier, and in Bardaisan's day by Origen).

Abstract pb. This article seeks to evaluate how the thought of Bardaisan of Edessa was received by later generations of Christians. The article shows that the Book of the Laws of Countries, a Syriac dialogue in which Bardaisan is the main interlocutor, exercised considerable influence in both the Greek- and Syriac-speaking worlds.

The debates over the meaning of the Greek word arsenokoites, commonly translated as "homosexual," have been characterized by a scholarly war of citations from different ancient authors.

This project examines one of those citations in-depth. Bardaisan (Syriac: ܒܪܕܝܨܢ, Bardaiṣān; –; also Latinized as Bardesanes) was a Syriac gnostic, founder of the Bardaisanites, and an outstanding scientist, scholar, astrologist, philosopher and poet, also renowned for his knowledge of India, on which he wrote a book, now lost.

Bardaisan (_sy. ܒܪܕܝܨܢ, "unicode|Bardaiṣān"; –; also Latinized as "Bardesanes") was a Syriac gnostic, founder of the Bardaisanites, and an outstanding scientist, scholar, astrologist, philosopher and poet, also renowned for his knowledge of India, on which he wrote a book, now lost. Bardaisan of Edessa: A Reassessment of the Evidence and a New Interpretation (Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies) (Book).

Edessa was perhaps the first Christian state and only Gnostic state in history.

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Much like Mani, Bardaisan converted both the king and much of the kingdom to his interpretation of Christianity. It is important to remember that although Christianity was an established religion, it was not nearly as dogmatic as it.

Bardaisan was also a great student of Indian religion, and wrote a book on the subject, from which the Platonist Porphyry subsequently quoted. But it was as a poet and writer on Christian theology and theosophy that Bardaisan gained so wide a reputation; he wrote many books in Syriac and also Greek, of which he was said to be master, but even.

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Bardaisan’s life. The Chronicle of Edessa, has Bardaisan born on the 11 th July CE, (Drijvers, ) and his death around CE (Drijvers, XI p). He was a highly independent thinker, essentially separate from the normal Hellenic tradition.

In the historical account all the points of controversy concerning the life and doctrine of Bardaisan will emerge, examination and comparison of the sources will supply new data or permit of new combinations, whereupon we may attempt a sketch of Bardaisan's life and teaching in the setting of his : Hendrik Jan Willem Drijvers.

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Biography. Bardaisan (bar-Daisan meaning "son of Daisan/leaping river" in Aramaic) was a Syriac author born on 11 Julyin Edessa, which, in those days, was alternately under the influence of the Roman and the Parthian was a metropolis of sources refer to his high birth and wealth; according to Michael the Syrian, Bardaisan's parents had fled Persia and Sextus.

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Spicilegium Syriacum (): Bardesan, Dialogue on Fate / The Book of the Laws of the Countries.as a result of regular trading links and the visits of Indian ambassadors to the west as well as of Greek philosophers to the east.(19) Bardaisan of Edessa acquired a good deal of knowledge about Indian philosophy from a group of Indian ambassadors on their way to the court of Elagabalus;(20) while in the third century Plotinus is said to have embarked for India in the expedition of Gordian.