See the Arabic canons of Nice in the
translation of Abraham Ecchelensis, No. 37, 38, 39, 40.
Concil. tom. ii. p. 335, 336, edit. Venet. These vulgar
titles, Nicene and Arabic, are both apocryphal. The council
of Nice enacted no more than twenty canons, (Theodoret.
Hist. Eccles. l. i. c. 8;) and the remainder, seventy or
eighty, were collected from the synods of the Greek church.
The Syriac edition of Maruthas is no longer extant,
(Asseman. Bibliot. Oriental. tom. i. p. 195, tom. iii. p.
74,) and the Arabic version is marked with many recent
interpolations. Yet this Code contains many curious relics
of ecclesiastical discipline; and since it is equally
revered by all the Eastern communions, it was probably
finished before the schism of the Nestorians and Jacobites,
(Fabric. Bibliot. Graec. tom. xi. p. 363 - 367.)
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