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BARIS (Βάρις), a mountain of Armenia, situated, according to Nicholas of Damascus (J. AJ 1.3.26), near the district of Minyas, the Minni of Scripture. According to this historian it was this place where the ark rested before the deluge. St. Martin (Mém. sur l'Armenie, vol. i. p. 265) identifies it with Mt. Varaz, situated in the centre of Armenia. (Comp. Chesney, Exped. Enphrat. vol. ii. p. 7; Ritter, Erdkunde, vol. x. p. 83.) [E. B. J.

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