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Paul II or Paul the Black of Alexandria was the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch during 550—575. He became a monk at the Outer Monastery of Gubba Baraya. He studied the literatures of both the Greek and the Syriac languages. He later became a secretary to the Patriarch Theodosius. He was deposed around 575 for his involvement with Melkites. He is believed to have died in the year of 581.[1]


  1. Barsoum, Ignatius A. The Scattered Pearls. 2nd ed. Piscataway: Georgias P, 2003.

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