Saturday, 7 January 2012

[Mar] Thoma IV (1686-1725)

Letters from Mar Thoma IV (1686-1725), head of the Jacobite community in Malabar, to Antioch, Leiden, and Batavia. In Syriac. Contain notes on the history of the Malabar churches, and requests to send bishops and priests. Requests also for Dutch help against the Portuguese clergy. 1709, 1713, 1715, 1717, 1720, 1728. Printed in part in Leiden, 1714, 1863. [Schurhammer 1963: 333ff.] [ACT 1:43.]

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