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Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene (Ḥadyab)
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Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene

Date of Birth: c. 580

Place of Birth: Quplānā (Qaplān) (in Adiabene, between Kirkuk and Mosul)

Date of Death: 659

Place of Death: Monastery of Bēt ʿAbē


Originating from a rich family, Ishoʿyahb studied at the theological school of Nisibis, though left as part of a group of students in protest against the heretical position of its rector, Ḥnānā (d. 596). He later became a mon…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene (Ḥadyab)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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