George the Priest - ܓܝܘܪܓܝܣ (d. 615)

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Identity

George of Izla was a monk and a convert from Zoroastrianism. His name was Mihrangusnap. He was noted for his conversations with the Monophysites and opposition to Gabriel of Sinjar, a convert from the Dyophysites to the Monophysites. Gabriel condemned George to shah Kusro for leaving his Zoroastrianism, and thus George of Izla was put to death.

Names:

  • ܓܝܘܪܓܝܣ1
  • GEORGES D'IZLA2
  • Georges le prêtre1
  • George of Izla
  • George the Priest
  • Gewargīs
  • Gīwargīs1
  • St George Mihrangushnasp12

Sex: male2

Martyr

  • Martyr 2

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Dates

  • Death: 6152

Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 695.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 173.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Mar Jab-Alaha, Histoire de Mar Jab-Alaha, patriarche, et de Raban Sauma (Paris, 1895)., : 416-571.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 4 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 323.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 5 Jean Baptiste Chabot, Synodicon orientale, ou, Recueil de synodes nestoriens (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1902)., : 625-34. Note: Translation in .Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 6 Georg Hoffmann, Auszüge aus syrischen Akten persischer Märtyrer (Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1880)., : 91-115.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 7 Īšō‘dnāḥ de al-Baṣra, Le livre de la chasteté (Rome, 1896)., : n° 57.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 8 Addai Scher, Chronicle Of Seert, Patrologia Orientalis (n.d.), : II, 217-19.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 9 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : I, 1091-92.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 10 Gerrit J. Reinink, "Babai the Great’s Life of George and the Propagation of Doctrine in the Late Sasanian Empire." in Jan Willem Drijvers and John W. Watt (eds.), Portraits of Spiritual Authority: Religious Power in Early Christianity, Byzantium, and the Christian Orient, Religions in the Graeco-Roman World, vol. 137 (Leiden: Brill, 1999), : 171-194.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 11 Joel Thomas Walker, "A Saint and his Biographer in Late Antique Iraq: The History of St George of Izla († 614) by Babai the Great." in Arietta Papaconstantinou, Muriel Debié and Hugh Kennedy (eds.), Writing ‘True Stories’: Historians and Hagiographers in the Late Antique and Medieval Near East, Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, vol. 9 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010), : 31-41. ( 2010) Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 12 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: St George Mihrangushnasp.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “George the Priest — ܓܝܘܪܓܝܣ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1250.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “George the Priest — ܓܝܘܪܓܝܣ .” 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/1250.

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