Aba of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ (sometime between 550 - 650)   author



Polymath, author, and diplomat during the reigns of Shah Khusrau II of Persia (r. 590-628), Emperor Maurice of Byzantium (r. 582-602), Catholicos Sabrishoʿ I (r. 596-604) and Catholicos Gregory I (r. 605-608/9). 3

Names: ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ 6, 7 Aba of Kashkar 3 Aba of Kashkar ܐܰܒܳܐ ܟܰܫܟܪܳܝܳܐ 2 ܐܲܒܵܐ ܟܲܫܟܪܵܝܵܐ 1 Aba of Kashkar Àb(h)ā v Kaškar 3

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  • Floruit: late 6th/early 7th cent.3


  1. Aba of Kashkar should be distinguished from the later Catholicos Aba II of Kashkar, with whom he has sometimes been confused (by Wright, among others). He should also be distinguished from Abraham of Kashkar, despite a note by Assemani that could seem to imply their identity. 3, 2, 4


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  • 1 ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, Ktābā d-metqre margānitā d-ʿal šrārā da-kresṭyānutā, 2nd ed. ( Mosul: Mṭabbaʿtā ātoraytā d-ʿēdtā ʿattiqtā d-madnḥā, 1924) http://syriaca.org/bibl/6, pp: 74.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana ( Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728), pp: III:154.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 3 Anton Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christlich-palästinensischen Texte ( Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Webers Verlag Dr. jur. Albert Ahn, 1922) http://syriaca.org/bibl/638, pp: 123-124.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 4 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature ( London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894) http://syriaca.org/bibl/639 https://archive.org/details/shorthistoryofsy00wrig, pp: 186-187, Note: Wright conflates this person with Catholicos Aba II of Kashkar (r. 741-751). Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
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Aba II of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܒܪ ܒܪܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗ   A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 641 - 751) Names: Aba II of Kashkar Mar Aba II Màr(j) Àb(h)ā II. Mar Aba II Katholikos Aba bar Brik Ṣebyaneh " Scholar, Bp. of Kashkar , and Cath. (741-751). "URI: http://syriaca.org/person/307
Abraham of Kashkar - ܐܒܪܗܡ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ   Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint  A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, - ) Names: Abraham of Kashkar Abraham KashkarayaAbraham the GreatʾAḇrāhām KaškarāyāʾAḇrāhāmAbraham de KashkarABRAHAM DE KAŜKAR" Monk, founder and abbot of the ‘Great Monastery’ on Mount Izla . "URI: http://syriaca.org/person/320

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David A. Michelson et al., “ Aba of Kashkar — ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1086.


Michelson, David A. et al., “ Aba of Kashkar — ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ .” 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. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/1086.

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Entry Title: Aba of Kashkar — ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ

Publication Date: August 17, 2016

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