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Danaba

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A titular see of Phænicia Secunda. Danaba is mentioned by Ptolemy (V, xv, 24) as a town in the territory of Palmyra. According to Peutinger's table (where it is called Danova) it was a Roman military station between Damascus and Palmyra, twenty miles from Nezala. Danaba figures in an Antiochene "Notitia episcopatuum" of the sixth century as a suffragan of Damascus, and remained so till perhaps the tenth century. Only two bishops are known: Theodore, who attended the Council of Chalcedon in 451, and subscribed the letter of the bishops of the province to Emperor Leo I in 458, and Eulogius, present at the Second Council of Constantinople in 553 (Lequien, Or. Christ., III, 847). Today Danaba is probably represented by Hafer, a village five miles southeast of Sadad, in the vilayet of Damascus. About 300 Jacobite Syrians live there, most of whom have been converted to Catholicism.


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APA citation. Pétridès, S. (1908). Danaba. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04616a.htm

MLA citation. Pétridès, Sophrone. "Danaba." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04616a.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by David M. Cheney. Dedicated to Ceil Holman (1907-1996), my grandmother.

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