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E06569: Greek version of the Martyrdom of *Abraham of Arbela (bishop and martyr in Persia, S01366). Skeleton entry

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Greek version of the Martyrdom of Abraham of Arbela (BHG 10)

We have not examined this text, nor compared it to stories of the martyrdom in other languages. It is believed to be based on a Martyrdom originally written in Syriac (for which see $E03012).

Note that translations of hagiographical literature into other ancient languages are not as a rule recorded in the Cult of Saints database, unless there is evidence to suggest that the translation dates from the 7th century or earlier.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Abraham of Arbela, bishop and martyr in Persia, ob. c. 345 : S01366

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Accounts of martyrdom




For the manuscript tradition, see: For the edition, see Bibliography.


Text: Delehaye, H., "Les versions grecques des Actes des martyrs persans sous Sapor II," Patrologia Orientalis II.4 (1905), 450-451. Further reading: Detoraki, M., "Greek Passions of the Martyrs in Byzantium," in: S. Efthymiadis (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography II: Genres and Contexts (Farnham, 2014), 73-74.

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