) or Augărus.
name common to many rulers of Edessa, the capital of the district of
Osrhoëné in Mesopotamia. Of these rulers one is supposed by Eusebius to
have been the author of a letter written to Christ, which he found in a church at Edessa and
translated from the Syriac. Eusebius (Euseb. Eccles. Hist. i. 13
gives the text of the letter and also of the alleged reply. A translation of both can be found
in McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature
, s. v.