Definitions for "Abdas of Susa"
Abdas, or Abda, was bishop of Susa in Iran (Socrates also calls him "bishop of Persia" ). Engaged in a dispute with the local Zoroastrians in AD 420 he burnt down one of their temples. King Yazdegerd ordered the bishop to restore and repair the building at his own expense, upon Abdas' refusal the King ordered the destruction of the churches.