ʿAbdishoʿ III bar Moqli was Patriarch of the Church of the East from 1139 to 1148. He reconciled with the Syriac Orthodox in 1142.
Brief accounts of ʿAbdishoʿ's patriarchate are given in the Ecclesiastical Chronicle of the Jacobite writer Bar Hebraeus (floruit 1280), in the ecclesiastical history of the twelfth-century Nestorian writer Mari, and in the histories of the fourteenth-century Nestorian writers ʿAmr and Sliba.
The following account of ʿAbdishoʿ's patriarchate is given by Bar Hebraeus:
Bar Sawma was succeeded by ʿAbdishoʿ Bar Moqli, of Mosul, an old man of a fine appearance. He was summoned to the caliph's palace after the election, and after he was crowned with the mitre and seated upon a mule, he progressed as far as the church of the third ward with one of the noblemen of the palace, and there dismounted. He conducted his patriarchate ably for nine years, and was then struck down by an apoplexy. He was consecrated on a Sunday, the tenth day of the latter teshrin [November] in the year 533 of the Arabs [AD 1139], and died on the third day of the latter teshrin in the year 541 of the same era [AD 1147].
- Bar Hebraeus, Ecclesiastical Chronicle (ed. Abeloos and Lamy), ii. 328
- Mingana, A., 'A Charter of Protection Granted to the Nestorian Church in AD 1138 by Muktafi II, Caliph of Baghdad', Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 10 (1926), 126-33
- Abbeloos, J. B., and Lamy, T. J., Bar Hebraeus, Chronicon Ecclesiasticum (3 vols, Paris, 1877)
- Assemani, J. A., De Catholicis seu Patriarchis Chaldaeorum et Nestorianorum (Rome, 1775)
- Brooks, E. W., Eliae Metropolitae Nisibeni Opus Chronologicum (Rome, 1910)
- Gismondi, H., Maris, Amri, et Salibae: De Patriarchis Nestorianorum Commentaria I: Amri et Salibae Textus (Rome, 1896)
- Gismondi, H., Maris, Amri, et Salibae: De Patriarchis Nestorianorum Commentaria II: Maris textus arabicus et versio Latina (Rome, 1899)
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