16. Of EDESSA. Peter, a Syrian by birth, and a presbyter of the church at Edessa, and an eminent preacher, wrote Tractatus variarunm Causarum,
treatises on various subjects, and composed Psalms in metre like those of Ephrem the Syrian. Trithemius ascribes to him Commentarii in Psabnos :
and says that he wrote in Syriac. All his works have perished. (Gennadius, De Viris Illustr.
c. 74; Trithem. De Scriptorib. Eccles.