Beth Zabdai or Gezireh is a town located on the right hand of the
Tigris River, close to Jeziret ibn Omar, now Turkey. Babai the Great, the pillar of the Assyrian Church of the Eastwas born in Beth Ainata in Beth Zabdai in 551.
It was the seat of two
Eastern RiteCatholic bishoprics. [ [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06541b.htm Gezireh] - Catholic Encyclopediaarticle]
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