« Barry, William Francis Barsumas Barth, Christian Gottlieb »


BARSU´MAS: 1. Archimandrite or abbot of a Syrian monastery, adherent of Eutyches and his doctrine. At the Robber Synod of Ephesus (449) he appeared at the head of a thousand rough and turbulent monks, and took part personally in the tumults which disgraced that assembly (see Eutychianism). Two years later he presented himself at the Council of Chalcedon but was refused admittance. He continued to work for Eutychisuism till his death in 458. By the Jacobites he is honored as a saint and miracle-worker.

2. Bishop of Nisibis 435-189. See Nestorians.

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