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Feastday: July 15
Death: 350

First bishop of Nisibis, also listed as James. He took part in the Council of Nicaea and is traditionally credited with pray­ing for the death of the heresiarch Anus. He was renowned in the Syriac Church for his learning and holiness and for building a basilica and founding the theological school of Nisibis. Jacob died at Nisibis.


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