section viii - Luke Dysinger
... Justinian, was Jacob, nicknamed Baradæus (?-578). Born near Edessa, he became a monk and enjoyed the
support of Justinian’s Monophysite-disposed Empress, Theodora. In 541 or 543 he was ordained bishop of
Edessa, and for the rest of his life served as a Monophysite missionary, ordaining, it is said, ...