Occasional Paper II - W. White

Title: Occasional Paper II

Author: W. White

Date: 2011-07-13

Occasional Paper II - W. White

This is the second publication in the Occasioal Papers series. We owe the preservation of the short Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite to the care of a later historian, Dionysius of Tell-Mahre, patriarch of the Jacobites (ob. A. Gr. 1156, A.D. 845), who incorporated it with his own larger work, which deserves to be made accessible to students of history without further delay. Of Joshua we know little more than what he has himself thought fit to tell us. He wrote his Chronicle at the request of one Sergius, the abbot of a convent in the district of Edessa. The last date which occurs in it is 28th November A.D. 506