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Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.

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Jacob - ܝܥܩܘܒ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: YaʿqobYaqobYa‘qobJaʿqôb(h)Jaʿqôb(h)URI: http://syriaca.org/person/962
Jacob - ܝܥܩܘܒܝܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: YaʿqobisYaqobisYa‘qobisURI: http://syriaca.org/person/858
Jacob Baradaeus - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 578) Names: Yaʿqub BurdʿoyoJacob Mar BaradaeusJacob BurdʿoyoJacob BaradaeusYaqub BurdoyoYa‘qub Burd‘oyoJacob BurdoyoJacob Burd‘oyoJacobYaʾqōḇJacquesJacques BaradéeJACQUES BARADÉEJacobus Burde'ana (Baradaeus)"Bp. of Edessa (542–578) and missionary."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/69
Jacob of Edessa - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 630 - 708) Names: Yaʿqub of Edessa Jacob of Edessa MarJacob of Edessa Yaqub of EdessaYa‘qub of EdessaJacques d’ÉdesseJACQUES D'EDESSEJacob of EdessaJaʿqôb(h) von EdessaJacobus Edessae"Bp. of Edessa (ca. 684–9, 708) and scholar."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/113
Jacob of Nisibis - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܢܨܝܒܝܢ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 337/8, 308-338 ) Names: Yaʿqub of NisibisJacob bishop of Nisibin St.Jacob of NisibisYaqub of NisibisYa‘qub of NisibisYaʿqōbJacob of NisibisJacobYaʾqōḇJacques de NisibeJACQUES"First recorded bp. of Nisibis."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/811
Jacob of Qusur - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܩܨܘܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Yaʿqub of QuṣūrYaqub of QuṣūrYa‘qub of QuṣūrJacob of Qastro d-QasroURI: http://syriaca.org/person/284
Jacob of Serugh - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܣܪܘܓ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 451 - 521) Names: Yaʿqub of SerughJacob the Malphono of Sarug MarJacob of SerughJacob of SarugYaqub of SerughYa‘qub of SerughJacques de SerughYaʿqōb d-Batnān da-SrugYaʾqōḇ d-ḇatnān da-SrūgJacques de SarougJACQUES DE SAROUGSerughJacobus Sarugensis"Poet, known as ‘the Flute of the Holy Spirit and the Harp of the Church’; bp. of Baṭnan da-Srug (519–21)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/42
Jacob Qletaya - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܩܠܛܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Yaʿqob QleṭayaYaqob QleṭayaYa‘qob QleṭayaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/877
Jacob Cyril - ܩܘܪܝܠܠܘܣ ܝܥܩܘܒ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1912 - 199?) Names: Jacob CyrilJacob CyrilQurilos Yaʿqub"He was born in ʿAynward in Ṭur ʿAbdin, and joined Dayr al-Zaʿfarān in 1928."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/569
Jamil Samuel - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1847 - 1917) Names: Jamīl ShmuʾelSamuel GiamilJamīl ShmuʾelJamīl Shmuʾel"He was born in Talkef of Shimʿun Jamīl and Farīdeh. In 1866 he joined the Monastery of Rabban Hormizd, whose Abbot then was Elishaʿ Tīshā."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/570
Jansma Taeke - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1919 - 2007)"Syriac scholar, professor at the university of Leiden, The Netherlands."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/571
Jansma Taeke - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1919 - 2007)"Syriac scholar, professor at the university of Leiden, The Netherlands."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/571
Jerome - ܐܝܪܢܘܡܝܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: HieronymusJeromeJérômeHieronymusURI: http://syriaca.org/person/857
Job of Edessa - ܐܝܘܒ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 760-835 ) Names: Iyob of EdessaJob of EdessaJob of EdessaAyyūb al-RuhāwīAjjûb der Gefleckte"Natural philosopher, translator, and physician, active in Iraq in the first Abbasid cent., nicknamed 'al-Abrash', or 'the Spotted'."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/568
John - ܝܘܚܢܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: YuḥanonJôḥannànURI: http://syriaca.org/person/977
John Azraq - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܐܙܪܩ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 7th and early 8th cent. ) Names: Yoḥannan AzraqJohn AzraqZroqaal-AzraqJohn AzraqIoannes (Johannan) Azraq"Bp. of Ḥirta (al-Ḥīra), author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/819
John b. Masawayh - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܡܐܣܘܝܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 857) Names: Yūḥannā b. MāsawayhJohn Ibn MasawayhJohn bar MaswaiURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1061
John bar Abgare - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܐܒܓܪ̈ܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 5/16/0905) Names: Yoḥannan bar AbgareJohn V bar AbgareYoḥannan bar ḤegireYūḥannā b. al-Aʿraj"Cath He was the son of a certain Ishoʿ in Baghdad and he became bp of Zabe between 884 and 891 In the..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/820
John bar Aphtonia - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܐܦܬܘܢܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 475 - ) Names: John bar AphtoniaJohn Bar AphtoniaJean bar AphtoniaJean bar AphtonyaYuḥanān bar AptoniyāJohn bar AphthoniaJohn Bar AphtoniaYōḥanān bar ʾAptōnyāJean bar AphtoniaJEAN BAR APHTONIAJohn bar Aphtonia"Monastic founder and author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/52
John bar Butahi - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܒܘܛܐܚܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: John Bar BūṭāḥīYuḥannon bar BūṭāḥīJohn bar BūṭāḥīJohn bar ButahiURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1063
John bar Kaldun - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܟܠܕܘܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Yoḥannan bar KaldunJohn bar KaldounJean Bar-KaldounJohn bar KaldunURI: http://syriaca.org/person/928
John bar Penkaye - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܦܢܟܝ̈ܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 660 - 733, late 7th cent. ) Names: John Bar PhankayeJohn bar PenkayeYuḥanān bar PenkoyēJohn Bar Penkaye (Phencaie)Yōḥanān bar PenkāyēJean bar PenkayéJEAN BAR PENKĀYÉIohannanIoannes bar Penkaje"Author of a summary history of the world."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/821

Search Tips

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.