There is no information about Bar Ṣalibi’s early years or education (Dionysius was his episcopal name; he was baptised James). He embraced the monastic life, since he is incidentally called aksnōyō ‘stranger’, a term used to designate anchorites or monks living in a monastery. In 1153, as a deacon, he wrote against Bishop John of Mardin, who had argued that God had not ordained the fall of Edessa to…
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G.B. Teule, Herman,
“Dionysius bar Ṣalibi”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
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