Abgar V Ukkama the Black - ܐܒܓܪ (between 13 - 50)

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Identity

King of Edessa(4 BC–AD 7 and 13–50) and subject of hagiographical accounts regarding the conversion of the population of Edessa to Christianity.

Names:

  • ܐܒܓܪ1
  • Abgar V Ukkama the Black
  • Abgar V Ukkama ('the Black')5
  • Abgar1
  • ABGAR V LE NOIR (ŪKĀMĀ)2
  • ʾAḇgar1

Sex: male2


Description

    In hagiography: According to the legend of the Teaching of Addai, King Abgar V "the Black" of Edessa converted to Christianity through the missionary work of the apostle Addai. This led to the conversion of the city of Edessa.

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Dates


Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 1754, 1438.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 13.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Alfred Baudrillart et al., Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1912)., : I, col. 113-14.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 4 Pontificia Università lateranense and Istituto Giovanni XXIII, Bibliotheca sanctorum (Roma: Istituto Giovanni XXIII nella Pontificia Università lateranense, 1961-1970)., : I, 75-76.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 5 T. S. Wardle, "Abgarids of Edessa." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 5.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 A. M. Butts, "Ethiopic Christianity, Syriac contacts with." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 150-151.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Abgar V Ukkama the Black — ܐܒܓܪ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/2823.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Abgar V Ukkama the Black — ܐܒܓܪ .” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson. Vol. 1 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/2823.

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Entry Title: Abgar V Ukkama the Black — ܐܒܓܪ

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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
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  • 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
  • Additional disambiguation and data entry Nathan P. Gibson

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