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Thomas of Harqel was a
miaphysite Miaphysitism is the Christological doctrine upheld by the Oriental Orthodox Churches, which include the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church The Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church is an Oriental Orthodox ch ...
bishop from the early
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. Educated in
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at the monastery of
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, he became bishop of
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in
Syria Syria ( ar, سُورِيَا or ar, سُورِيَة, ''Sūriyā''), officially the Syrian Arab Republic ( ar, ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّةُ ٱلْعَرَبِيَّةُ ٱلسُّورِيَّةُ, al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʻArabīyah as-S ...
. He was deposed as bishop by the anti-miaphysite metropolitan
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before 602.William H. P. Hatch, "The Subscription in the Chester Beatty Manuscript of the Harclean Gospels", ''The Harvard Theological Review'' 30, 3 (1937), p. 143. Along with
Paul of TellaPaul, in Syriac language, Syriac Pawlos (fl. early 7th century), was the Syriac Orthodox bishop of Constantia (Osrhoene), Tella and an important translator of Greek language, Greek works into Syriac. Paul was a native of Tella. By 615 he was a bisho ...
, he lived in the
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monastery of the Enaton near Alexandria, Egypt, as exiles. At the request of Athanasius I Gammolo, Athanasios I, they worked on a Syriac language, Syriac translation of the Bible translations into Greek, Greek Bible. Translation of the New Testament, known as the Harclensis was completed in 616. At this time, 2 Peter, 2 John, 3 John, Jude and Revelation were added to the Syriac Bible. Until then they were excluded.


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