The Good Thief on the Cross - ܓܝܣܐ ܕܡܢ ܝܡܝܢܐ

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Identity

The Good Thief on the Cross is a name given in the Gospel of Luke to the thief who was crucified, according to tradition, at the right hand of Christ. In Luke's account the thief repents and is promised entrance into paradise. This thief and his literary foil (the unrepentant thief at Christ's left) were fruitful inspiration for many Syriac authors and poets.1

Names:

  • ܓܝܣܐ ܕܡܢ ܝܡܝܢܐ1
  • The Good Thief on the Cross
  • ܓܝܣܐ1
  • Gayasa
  • Gayāsā1
  • Gayāsā d-men yamina
  • Larron1
  • larron1
  • Larron (bon)1
  • Penitent Thief
  • The Good Thief
  • Thief at the Right Hand (of Christ)




Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 481, 1121, 1202, 1081, 1082, 1324, 1877, 1794, 1810, 749.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “The Good Thief on the Cross — ܓܝܣܐ ܕܡܢ ܝܡܝܢܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1851.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “The Good Thief on the Cross — ܓܝܣܐ ܕܡܢ ܝܡܝܢܐ .” 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/1851.

About this Entry

Entry Title: The Good Thief on the Cross — ܓܝܣܐ ܕܡܢ ܝܡܝܢܐ

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal
  • Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson, editors, Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints
  • Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson, entry contributors, “The Good Thief on the Cross — ܓܝܣܐ ܕܡܢ ܝܡܝܢܐ

Additional Credit:

  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  • Data architecture and encoding by David A. Michelson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • 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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