Anthony - ܐܢܛܘܢܝܣ


Antony the Great of Egypt, father of monasticism. Also venerated in Syriac tradition.


  • ܐܢܛܘܢܝܣ1
  • Anthony
  • ܐܢܛܘܢܝܘܣ
  • انطونيوس10
  • Antoine1
  • Antonios
  • Antony
  • Antony the Great12
  • Anṭōnis
  • Antonios11
  • Antonius9
  • ʾAnṭōnīs1

Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 133, 465, 515, 648, 680, 1641.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 2 René Draguet, La Vie primitive de S. Antoine conservée en syriaque [Text] vol. 1 , Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 417 (Louvain: Secrétariat du CorpuSCO, 1980)Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 3 Fumihiko F Takeda, A study of the Syriac version of the Life of Antony: A meeting point of Egyptian monasticism with Syriac native asceticism (University of Oxford, 1998).Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 4 Fumihiko F Takeda, "Monastic Theology of the Syriac Version of the Life of Antony." Studia Patristica vol. 35 (2001).Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Sebastian P Brock, "Notulae syriacae: Some Miscellaneous Identifications." Le Muséon vol. 108 (1995).Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 6 David Brakke, "The Greek and Syriac Versions of the Life of Antony." Le Muséon vol. 107 (1994).Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 7 Luise Abramowski, "Vertritt die syrische Fassung die ursprüngliche Gestalt der Vita Antonii? Eine Auseinandersetzung mit der These Draguets." in Mélanges Antoine Guillaumont. Contributions à l’étude des christianismes orientaux, Cahiers d’Orientalisme, vol. 20 (Geneva: P. Cramer, 1988)Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 8 T. D Barnes, "Angel of Light or Mystic Initiate? The Problem of the Life of Antony." The Journal of Theological Studies vol. 37 (1986).Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 9 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), pp: 137.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 10 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 121.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 11 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: 84.Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to 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: Antony the Great.Link to Bibliographic Record

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Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Anthony — ܐܢܛܘܢܝܣ .” In , edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson., edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Anthony — ܐܢܛܘܢܝܣ

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, The Syriac Reference Portal
  • Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson, and Nathan P. Gibson, editors,
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  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  • Editing, document design, data architecture, encoding, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts, addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH, matching with records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, Syriac name entry, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with records by Alex Vawter
  • 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
  • Entries adapted from the work of Jean Maurice Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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