He was born in 1867 in Baqofah in Ninveh province in northern Iraq. He was ordained priest on August 15, 1889 by Mar Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan and then consecrated bishop in 1902 until in his mysterious disappearance in February 1928 when several days later his body was found in the Tigris river.
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- A Grammar of the Aramaic Language: Mosul 1896.
- A Collection of Syriac Literature: Mosul 1901.