Bar-Hebraeus, Gregorius

Bar-Hebraeus, Gregorius bär-hēbrē´əs [key], 1226–86, Syrian scholar, bishop of the Jacobite Church . Partly Jewish in ancestry, his original name was Abu-al-Faraj. His most celebrated work is a chronicle in Syriac of the world from Adam down. His commentaries (in Arabic and Syriac) on Aristotle were widely known among Arabic-speaking scholars.

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