Abgar IX of Osroene


Abgar IX of Osroene

Abgar IX of Osroene, was a Syriac ruler of Osroene from 177 AD to 212 AD.

Andrew Louth in his "Who's Who in Eusebius" at the end of G. A. Williamson's translation of Eusebius of Caesarea's Ecclesiastical History gives the dates of Abgar's reign as from 179-214.

During the reign of Abgar the Great, Christians were favored in the realm of Osroene. It is thought by some that this led to the story of the letters between Abgar V and Jesus of Nazareth.

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