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  • proper noun name of a number of kings of Osroene


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From Classical Syriac ܐܒܓܪ (ʾAḇgar).


  • The description agrees with the so-called Abgar picture of our Lord; it also agrees with the portrait of Jesus Christ drawn by Nicephorus, St. John Damascene, and the Book of Painters (of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • The image brought to Abgar was said to have miraculously and instantly cured him of the leprosy that had paralyzed his legs.

    The Shroud Codex

  • After Jesus died, an evangelist named Thaddaeus is said to have brought the Shroud to King Abgar in response to his request.

    The Shroud Codex

  • Tradition links the story of King Abgar with a face of Christ known as the Mandylion in the Greek Orthodox Church.

    The Shroud Codex

  • In 1999 Abgar Malul, one of the leaders of Athurayo, an identity movement active among Aramaic Christians in northern Syria, told me that “even under the Assad regime, hard-core networks of Aramaic Christians have been in action in the Jazeera province.”

    The Coming Revolution

  • In the early fourth century, Eusebius, an early historian of Christianity, said he translated an ancient letter in which King Abgar of Edessa wrote to Jesus, asking Jesus to heal miraculously an illness he had that was thought to be incurable.

    The Shroud Codex

  • Palmyra, Edessa (in the Nebok of Abgar) and Hierapolis in Syria or

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Their king – whose royal title was Abgar – was now the client of Tigranes, and the Greek-speaking populations of all the towns the King of Armenia had overcome were forced to emigrate to those parts of Armenia where the Greek language was hitherto unknown.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Within the citadel, on the great square called Beith-Tebhara, King Abgar VII built, after the inundation of 202, a winter palace, safe from the river floods, and the nobles followed his example.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • We found this author quoting the sacred scriptures to prove that our Saviour sent a picture of himself to the king of Abgar.

    Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs


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