Aba II of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܒܪ ܒܪܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗ (641 - 751)   author



“Scholar, Bp. of Kashkar, and Cath. (741-751).” 1

Names: ܐܒܐ ܒܪ ܒܪܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗ 6, 7 Aba II of Kashkar ܐܲܒܵܐ ܒܲܪ ܒܪܝܼܟ ܨܸܒܝܵܢܹܗ 2 Mar Aba II4 Mar Aba II Katholikos6 Aba bar Brik Ṣebyaneh Aba II of Kashkar 1 Màr(j) Àb(h)ā II. 5


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  • Birth: 6411
  • Death: 7511
  • Office: 741-751 1


  1. Aba II of Kashkar should be distinguished from the earlier Aba of Kashkar (active late 6th/early 7th cent.), with whom he has sometimes been confused (by Wright, among others). 5, 3, 7


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  • 1 G. J. Reinink, " Aba II of Kashkar," in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage ( Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011) http://syriaca.org/bibl/11, pp: 1-2.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) http://syriaca.org/bibl/6, pp: 74.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana ( Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728), pp: III:157.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) http://syriaca.org/bibl/5, entry: Mar Aba II of Kashkar.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Anton Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christlich-palästinensischen Texte ( Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Webers Verlag Dr. jur. Albert Ahn, 1922) http://syriaca.org/bibl/638, pp: 214-215; cf. 123-124.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 6 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta ( Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965) http://syriaca.org/bibl/641, section: 105.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 7 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature ( London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894) http://syriaca.org/bibl/639 https://archive.org/details/shorthistoryofsy00wrig, pp: 186-187, Note: Wright conflates this person with Aba of Kashkar (active late 6th/early 7th cent.). Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
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Aba of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 6th/early 7th cent. ) Names: Aba of KashkarÀb(h)āv Kaškar Polymath author and diplomat during the reigns of Shah Khusrau II of Persia r 590 628 Emperor Maurice of Byzantium r 582 602...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1086

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Walters, James E. et al., “ Aba II of Kashkar — ܐܒܐ ܒܪ ܒܪܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗ .” 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. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/307.

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Entry Title: Aba II of Kashkar — ܐܒܐ ܒܪ ܒܪܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗ

Publication Date: August 17, 2016

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