Bar Hebraeus, Arabic Ibn Al-ʿIbrī (“Son of the Hebrew”), or Abū al-Faraj, Latin name Gregorius, (born , Melitene, Armenia [now Malatya, Turkey]—died July. Bar-Hebraeus ( – July 30, ) was catholicos (bishop) of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the thirteenth century. He is noted for his works. b. Malaṭīa, ; d. Marāḡa, ), Syriac historian and polymath. See EBN AL- ʿEBRĪ, ABU’L-FARAJ.

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If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Indeed, he once mused. In a world where cultural and religious difference has too often been used as an excuse to oppress Others, even to conquer their territory, examples of more harmonious coexistence are important.

Bar Hebraeus towards the end of his life decided to write a history in Arabic largely based on the Chronicon Syriacumadapted for a wider Arabic-reading readership rather than solely for Syriac-literate clergy. This book provides a description of Classical Syriac phonology based on fully vocalized biblical texts and the detailed comments by medieval Syriac grammarians.

His writing is a valuable source of information not only about the history of the region but also about ecumenical and Interfaith relations, especially Christian-Muslim relations.

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David Wilmshurst, a noted historian of the Church of the East, has now provided a graceful and accurate English translation of the Ecclesiastical History, with the aim of winning this important text the readership it deserves. His exegetical and doctrinal portions are taken from the Greek Fathers and previous Syrian Jacobite theologians. He would have taken monastic vows before his consecration, probably “while he was in Antioch,” [2] He was placed over the diocese of Aleppo by Dionysius, Metropolitan of Melitene Thomas Ethiopian titles Maphrian Tewahedo biblical canon.


Back Persian and Iranian Studies. Budge, ” The Life of Barhebraeus ” which comes from his introduction. Eastern Christian traditions that employ Syriac language in their liturgical rites with active years in brackets.

His respect for Muslim learning meant that he saw Muslims as occupying the same, not a different world from himself. Translated from the Syriac2 vol. Only registered users can write reviews. Compiled by the thirteenth-century polymath Gregory Bar Hebaraeus, this chronography contains lists of Hebrew patriarchs and kings of the Hebrews, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Greeks, followed by Muslim Khalifs and Khans, up to the lifetime of the author.

Two continuators bring the story down to the end of the 15th century, shedding valuable light on a relatively obscure period in the history of both Churches. Maphrian of the Syriac Orthodox Church. Internet URLs are the best.


Wilmshurst’s elegant translation is complemented by a well-informed and helpful introduction, several pages of maps and a comprehensive index of places and persons. Sixty-eight of these stories have been published before: Subdivisions Autonomous churches grouped by tradition: Syriac Orthodox Church With 13, entries drawn from the major existing works, the Syriac-English section is a practical tool for all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts, while the English-Syriac entries open up new opportunities for scholars to compose their own texts and henraeus participate in modern Syriac usage.


Graf, Geschichte der christlichen arabischen Literatur2—81; Brockelmann, Arab Lit, 1—50, ; W. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Bar Hebraeus collected in his numerous and elaborate treatises the results of such research in theology, philosophy, science and history as was in his time possible in Syria.

You have no items in your shopping cart. How he could have devoted so much time to such a systematic study, in spite of all the Mongol invasion which took place at this time, is almost beyond comprehension. Kiraz peels back the evolution of the dot bbar by layer to explain each of its uses in detail and to show how it adopted the wide range of uses it has today.

For more on the works of Bar ‘Ebroyo, see the list which Roger Pierce has produced here. At the age of twenty, he was ordained Syriac Orthodox bishop and later became Maphrian of the East in Its modern development has been accelerated in recent….

If the entire English translation is unavailable, the header will indicate this e. Previous product The Laughable Stories. Mar Thoma Syrian Church St. Be the first to review this product. CiliciaConstantinopleJerusalem Syriac: Sometimes, Bar-Hebraeus is said to have been given the baptismal name John, but this appears to be a scribal error.

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