Aba I, catholicos - ܐܒܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ (d. 552)

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Identity

“Teacher of biblical interpretation, author, Cath. (540-52).” 1

Names:

  • ܐܒܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ
  • Aba I, catholicos
  • ܐܒܐ5
  • ܡܪܝ ܐܒܐ6, 7
  • ܡܵܪܝ ܐܲܒܵܐ2
  • Abā I, Catholicos
  • ĀBĀ (ĀWĀ)6
  • Aba, Catholicos
  • Aba, catholicos5
  • Mar Aba I4
  • Mar Aba I, Katholikos12
  • Aba I1
  • ʾAḇā5

Sex: male6

Confession

  • Ch. of E. 1

Description

    In hagiography: Catholicos Abā I was a widely venerated saint in the Church of the East. He was a reformer, theologian, confessor, Zoroastrian Convert, and student of the School of Nisibis. He wrote against the practices of the Zoroastrians.

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Dates

  • Floruit: 540-5526
  • Death: 5521
  • Office: 540-552 1

Event

  • The saint is venerated on sixth friday of epiphany. 6

Works Cited

Any information without attribution has been created following the Syriaca.org editorial guidelines.

  • 1 L. Van Rompay, "Aba I." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), entry: 1, pp: 1.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2 ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, Ktābā d-metqre margānitā d-ʿal šrārā da-kresṭyānutā, 2nd ed. (Mosul: Mṭabbaʿtā ātoraytā d-ʿēdtā ʿattiqtā d-madnḥā, 1924), pp: 70.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:75.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 4 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Mar Aba I.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 690, 1491.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 2.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 7 Mar Jab-Alaha, Histoire de Mar Jab-Alaha, patriarche, et de Raban Sauma (Paris, 1895)., : 206-74, Note: Texts in .Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 8 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 595.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 9 Paul Peeters, Observations sur la vie syriaque de Mar Aba, catholicos de l'Eglise perse (540-552) (S.l.?, 1951)., : I, 116-63.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 10 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : I, 1-4.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat 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: 119-120.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 12 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 57.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 13 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 53-54.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent et al., “Aba I, catholicos — ܐܒܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/306.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent et al., “Aba I, catholicos — ܐܒܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ .” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 1 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/306.

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Entry Title: Aba I, catholicos — ܐܒܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal
  • Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson, and Nathan P. Gibson, editors, Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints
  • Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson, Nathan P. Gibson, James E. Walters, Thomas A. Carlson, and Kristian Heal, entry contributors, “Aba I, catholicos — ܐܒܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ

Additional Credit:

  • 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
  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole 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 viaf.org records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with viaf.org 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 viaf.org 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 J. M. Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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