Xedr Alias

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Ephraim Súryaya, the Xedr Aliás 

Xedr Alias

Plate XI. Bible Discovered 2nd Edition

Icon of Ephraim the Súrian (Khudr Elias) Mariam Church, Diyárbaker
Abga was the first Christian king in history and Ura-federation was the first state to have a Christian king (probably 202 AD).
Súryaya (Súri-iai-ia “adjectival definite article”) is perfect in Kurdish, (sun-, fire-worshiper)”. Súryaya (Súri-iai-ia) indicates his background (his parents were considered as pagan), associated to the traditional sun-, fire-worship. Ephraim was born in about 306 at Nisibis or its neighborhood. Before he died, in 373, Ephraim asked to be buried among the graves of the destitute and criminals; but shortly afterwards his remains were moved, to the place of burial of the bishops of Edessa (Ura), under the name of Khudr Elias (Xedr Aliás). Ephraim, Ephrem or Efrêm seems to be a mutilated form of Abráím (Abraham). In Kurdish tales we know him as Xedr Alias and Xedr Zena (Immortal Xedr); apparently Abráím Súryaya was his designation name. It is usual to be buried under the real name. (See Bible Discovered 2nd Edition).

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Hamiit Qliji Berai

Hamíit Qliji Bérai is Hamid Ghelichi, born on July 26, 1960, in Béra, Ilam province, Eastern Kurdsán. That is the archaeological site Béra.xáni “Béra dukedom” (the Farsi Badreh). Hamíit studied independently multidisciplinary social sciences from 1979-1990, when the universities were closed in Iran for four years from 1979 -1983, because of islamization of the education system. From 1990, he has been of Dutch (Netherlands) nationality, a citizen of The Hague. Since 1994, Hamíit Qliji Bérai has dedicated his whole time to independently researching ancient Near East from the earliest human civilization "ancient Near East archaeology, cultural stratigraphy, language, philosophy, ethnography and the Bible". Hamíit Qliji Bérai is an independent full time researcher who since 1994 continuously researching archaeological sources for early culture, history and ethnography of the mankind in ancient Near East, all over the world in different universities including the University of Leiden Netherlands 1994-2003, the University of Oxford 2004-2005, the University of Cambridge 2006-2007, the University of Chicago 2007-2009, British Museum, London University and the British Library in London 2010-2012. He takes a different approach, a multidisciplinary scientific approach from the perspective Kurdish oral traditions consist of myriad languages, literature, names etc. of the sites where the ancient sources come from. His research has led to an adequate understanding of the ancient sources, which shows the world of the ancient Near East in a completely different way than some know it to be now. Books authored by H Q Bérai: http://www.elamirkan.net/