Basil of Samosata - ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܕܫܡܝܫܛ (d. 843)   author


Names: ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܕܫܡܝܫܛ باسيليوس اسقف سميساط 2 Basilios of Samosata Baselios of Samosata Basilius, bishop of Samosata 1 Basil of Samosata


  • bishop of Samosata 1

Related Places in the Syriac Gazetteer

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This author has a literary connection to a place: Edessa2
This author has an unspecified connection to places: Qenneshre,2 Samosata,2

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  • Death: 8431


  1. In the Syriac text of Barsoum, the description of Basilius has been appended to the end of the previous entry (Benjamin of Edessa) without a heading, and the entry (as it is) does not include Basilius' name.


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  • 1 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. ( Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), entry: 152, pp: 383.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. ( Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 335.Link to Bibliographic Record
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Edessa (settlement) - ܐܘܪܗܝ Names: UrfaAdmeAntiochia KallirhoeUrhayA city of Mesopotamia , the capital of the ancient kingdom of Osrhoene , modern Urfa.URI:

This person has-relation-to-place 2 places.

Qenneshre (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܩܢܫܪܝܢ Names: QenneshrinQenneshrin MonasteryMonastery of Qenneshre"A W Syr monastery that in its heyday 6th 9th cent stood out as a center of Greek study in the Syriac speaking..."URI:
Samosata (settlement) - ܫܡܝܫܛA town on the Euphrates northwest of Edessa .URI:

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James E. Walters et al., “ Basil of Samosata — ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܕܫܡܝܫܛ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


Walters, James E. et al., “ Basil of Samosata — ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܕܫܡܝܫܛ .” 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: Basil of Samosata — ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܕܫܡܝܫܛ

Publication Date: August 17, 2016

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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
  • German data entry by Samer Khader
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  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Arabic name entry by Philemon Kirlles
  • Editorial oversight for GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry, and proofreading by Christopher Johnson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry and proofreading by the Syriac Research Group, University of Alabama

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