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The East-Syrian Recension

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This chapter provides an account of Mar Sergius, called Baḥẇrī, written by the monk Mar Yahb, has come to an end. Mar Yahb, composed it after the death of Mar Sergius. After Mar Sergius died, Mar Yahb came to Bet Aramāyē and undertook a careful investigation about him. He found out that he was originally from the region of Bēt Garmai, from a village called Shushan. He was priest in rank and he was well versed in the holy books. And wherever he stayed, in a church or in a monastery or the shrine of a martyr, he used to secretly get up at night and break all the crosses. After the death of Sergius, Kaʿb the Scribe rose up and he changed the writing of Sergius Baḥīrā and he handed down another teaching to them.

Keywords: Baḥẇrī; Bet Aramāyē; Kaʿb; Mar Sergius; Mar Yahb

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