Yolbilen ("those who know the way") Mosaic: Edessa (Sanliurfa)

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Ronnie Jones III
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published on 14 October 2015
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In the center of this mosaic dating from CE 563 is a symbol representing the four apostles who wrote the four gospels found in the New Testament: Matthew is depicted as a lion; Mark is depicted as an ox; Luke is depicted as a man; and John is depicted as an eagle. Within the frame, a Syriac description reads, "this house was built in CE 563 during the days of Abbot Sam by Helpidus and Yuhannus."

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About the Author

Ronnie Jones III
In university Ronnie concentrated his studies on the Greco-Roman world while writing his senior thesis on the Reformation. He has studied Koine Greek and Hebrew at the masters level, and is currently studying Turkish.

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III, R. J. (2015, October 14). Yolbilen ("those who know the way") Mosaic: Edessa (Sanliurfa). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4125/yolbilen-those-who-know-the-way-mosaic-edessa-sanl/

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III, Ronnie Jones. "Yolbilen ("those who know the way") Mosaic: Edessa (Sanliurfa)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 14, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4125/yolbilen-those-who-know-the-way-mosaic-edessa-sanl/.

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III, Ronnie Jones. "Yolbilen ("those who know the way") Mosaic: Edessa (Sanliurfa)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Oct 2015. Web. 17 Oct 2021.