Behnam - ܒܗܢܡ (between 300 - 400)

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Identity

Behnām and his sister Sara were high-born Christian martyrs who were the children of Sennacherib. They converted to Christianity through a monk, Mattai, and were killed by their father. Their father later repented and became a Christian and with his wife Queen Shirin. Sennacherib and Shirin built monasteries for Mar Mattai and Abraham near Mosul.

Names:

  • ܒܗܢܡ1
  • Behnam
  • Behnām
  • Behnam1
  • Behnam and his sister sarah
  • BEHNĀM et sa soeur SARĀH2
  • Bēhnām1
  • Mar Behnam10

Sex: male2

Martyr

  • Martyr 2

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Dates

  • Floruit: 300-4002

Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 1811, 2004, 1546, 1783, 1265, 65.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 86.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Paul Bedjan (ed.), Acta martyrum et sanctorum (Parisiis; Lipsiae: Harrasssowitz, 1890)., : II, 397-441.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 4 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 177.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 5 Georg Hoffmann, Auszüge aus syrischen Akten persischer Märtyrer (Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1880)., : 17-19.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 6 Addai Scher, Kitāb ašhar šuhadā' al-mašriq (Vies des saints martyrs d'Orient (Mossoul, 1900)., : I, 291-306.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 7 Alfred Baudrillart et al., Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1912)., : VI, col. 477.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Jean Maurice Fiey, Assyrie chrétienne contribution à l'étude de l'histoire et de la géographie ecclésiastiques et monastiques du nord d'Iraq. (Beyrouth, 1965)., : II, 565-613.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 9 Helen Younansardaroud, "Die Legende von Mar Behnam." in Deutsches Syrologie-Symposium and Martin Tamcke (eds.), Syriaca : zur Geschichte, Theologie, Liturgie und Gegenwartslage der syrischen Kirchen ; 2. Deutsches Syrologen-Symposium (Juli 2000, Wittenberg) (2002)., : (Wittenberg, 2002), 185-96.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 10 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Mar Behnam.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Behnam — ܒܗܢܡ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1171.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Behnam — ܒܗܢܡ .” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson. Vol. 1 of Gateway to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/1171.

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Entry Title: Behnam — ܒܗܢܡ

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