Shemsha of Beth Saidaya - ܫܡܫܐ ܨܝܕܢܝܐ (not after 1500) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


A priest of the village of Beth Saydaya and an author of liturgical poetry, including a work about the cross


  • ܫܡܫܐ ܨܝܕܢܝܐ
  • Shemsha of Beth Saidaya
  • Shemsha of Beth Ṣaidaya
  • ܫܡܫܐ ܕܒܝܬ ܨܝܕܝܐ1
  • ܫܸܡܫܵܐ ܕܒܹܝܬ݂ ܨܲܝܕܵܝܵܐ1
  • Shemsha of Beth Ṣaidaya
  • prêtre Schemcha du village de Beth Saïdaïa1
  • Šemšā, Priester des Dorfes Bêt(h) Ṣaidàjā2
  • Shemkha de Beth-Saydaya3

Works by Shemsha of Beth Saidaya in the New Handbook of Syriac Literature

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  • Floruit: 15th century at the latest2

Works Cited

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  • 1 Catalogue des manuscrits syriaques et arabes conservés dans la Bibliothèque épiscopale de Séert (Kurdistan)pp: 42., pp: 42.
  • 2 Anton Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christlich-palästinensischen Texte (Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Webers Verlag Dr. jur. Albert Ahn, 1922), pp: 334, 334.Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to Bibliographic record
  • 3 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 1591.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 4 Rudolf Macuch, Geschichte der spät- und neusyrischen Literatur, 1. Aufl (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1965), pp: 33-34.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Albīr Abūnā, Adab al-Lugha al-Ārāmiyya (Beirut: Dār al-Mashriq Dar el Machreq, 1970), pp: 514-515.Link to Bibliographic Record
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David A. Michelson et al., “Shemsha of Beth Saidaya — ܫܡܫܐ ܨܝܕܢܝܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


David A. Michelson et al., “Shemsha of Beth Saidaya — ܫܡܫܐ ܨܝܕܢܝܐ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Shemsha of Beth Saidaya — ܫܡܫܐ ܨܝܕܢܝܐ

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, The Syriac Reference Portal
  • David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson, editors, A Guide to Syriac Authors
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  • Data from Macuch, Abuna, De Urbina, Duval, Assemani (vols. 1-2), Chabot, Wright, and Brock collected, verified, reconciled, and entered by Kristian Heal
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