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'''Jacob of Serugh''' (Syriac: ܝܥܩܘܒ ܣܪܘܓܝܐ, Yaʿqûḇ Srûḡāyâ; 451 - November 521), one of the best Syriac authors, also spelt ''Serug'' or ''Sarug'', named by one of his biographers "the flute of the Holy Spirit and the harp of the believing [[church]]," was born at Kurtam, a village on the Euphrates to the west of Harran, and was probably educated at Edessa.
Of Jacob's prose works, which are not nearly so numerous, the most interesting are his letters, which throw light upon some of the events of his time and reveal his attachment to the Miaphysite doctrine which was then struggling for supremacy in the Syrian churches, and particularly at Edessa, over the opposite teaching of [[Nestorius]].
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