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    Rabbula of Edessa - ܪܒܘܠܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 435/6) Names: Rabbula of Edessa Rabula metropolitan of Edessa RabbulaRabūlāRabūlāRabboulaRABBŪLARabbula of EdessaBischof Rabbûlā von EdessaRabbula ep. Edessae"Bp. of Edessa (411/2–435/6)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/26
    al-Rahib Elias - ܐܠܝܐܣ ܕܝܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1860 - 1949) Names: al-Rāhib Elias"He was born in Shaqlāwa of the Sher family."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/700
    Rahmani Ignatius Ephrem II - ܐܝܓܢܜܝܘܣ ܐܦܪܝܡ ܬܪܝܢܐ ܪܚܡܐܢܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 11/7/1848 - 1929) Names: Raḥmani Ignatius Ephrem IIRahmani Patriarch Aphram"Patr. (1898-1929), scholar, and liturgist."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/701
    Ramishuʿ of Beth Rabban - ܪܡܝܫܘܥ ܕܒܝܬ ܪܒܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 7th century ) Names: Ram Yeshu‛ RabbanRamishuʿ of Beth RabbanRamishu of Beth RabbanRamishu‘ of Beth RabbanURI: http://syriaca.org/person/938
    Ramishuʿ of Beth Rabban - ܪܡܝܫܘܥ ܕܒܝܬ ܪܒܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 7th century ) Names: Ram Yeshu‛ RabbanRamishuʿ of Beth RabbanRamishu of Beth RabbanRamishu‘ of Beth RabbanURI: http://syriaca.org/person/938
    Romanos the Melodist - ܪܘܡܢܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 485 - ca. 560) Names: Romanos the MelodistRomanos"Byzantine hymnographer and deacon."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/706
    Rufina the silver merchant - ܪܘܦܝܢܐ ܬܓܪܐ ܕܣܐܡܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th century ) Names: Rufina the Silver MerchantRufinus Rufina, the silver merchant is mentioned by Barsoum as the author of a defense of Severus of Antioch against Leontius of Jerusalem .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/79
    Rupil the monk - ܪܘܦܝܠ ܕܝܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 925) Names: Rufil The MonkRupil the monkURI: http://syriaca.org/person/176

      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.