Kfar Tab (West Syrian Diocese)
Kfar Tab was a diocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church near Emesa in Syria, attested in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Four of its bishops are mentioned in the lists of Michael the Syrian.
The main primary source for the Syrian Orthodox bishops of Kfar Tab is the record of episcopal consecrations appended to Volume III of the Chronicle of the Syrian Orthodox patriarch Michael the Syrian (1166–99). In this Appendix Michael listed most of the bishops consecrated by the Syrian Orthodox patriarchs of Antioch between the ninth and twelfth centuries. Twenty-eight Syrian Orthodox patriarchs sat during this period, and in many cases Michael was able to list the names of the bishops consecrated during their reigns, their monasteries of origin, and the place where they were consecrated.
Bishops of Kfar Tab
Four Jacobite bishops of Kfar Tab are mentioned in the lists of Michael the Syrian.
|Name||From||Consecrated in the reign of||Place of consecration|
|Basil||not known||Dionysius VI (1088–91)||not known|
|Ignatius||Monastery of Saint Mark's, Jerusalem||Athanasius VI bar Khamara (1091–1129)||not known|
|Cyril||Monastery of Mar Bar Sawma, Melitene||Athanasius VI bar Khamara (1091–1129)||Monastery of Dovair, Antioch|
|Philoxenus||Monastery of Dovair, Antioch||Athanasius VII bar Qutreh (1139–66)||Kaishum|
The diocese of Kfar Tab seems to have lapsed before the end of the twelfth century.
- Fiey, POCN, 223–4
- Michael the Syrian, Chronicle, iii. 451–82 and 502
- Abbeloos, Jean Baptiste; Lamy, Thomas Joseph, eds. (1877). Bar Hebraeus, Chronicon Ecclesiasticum (3 vols). Paris.
- Fiey, J.M. (1993). Pour un Oriens Christianus novus; répertoire des diocèses Syriaques orientaux et occidentaux. Beirut. ISBN 3-515-05718-8.
- Jean-Baptiste Chabot, Chronique de Michel le Syrien, Patriarche Jacobite d'Antiche (1166-1199). Éditée pour la première fois et traduite en francais I-IV (1899;1901;1905;1910; a supplement to volume I containing an introduction to Michael and his work, corrections, and an index, was published in 1924. Reprinted in four volumes 1963, 2010).