Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya - ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ (sometime between 550 - 650) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


“A member of the School of Nisibis in the latter part of the 6th cent., who may have composed two of the most important sources for this institution: the Ecclesiastical History and the so-called 'Cause of the Foundation of the Schools'.” 1


  • ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ6, 7
  • Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya
  • ܒܲܪܚܲܕܒܫܲܒܵܐ ܥܲܪܒܵܝܵܐ2
  • Barhadbeshabba de Arbaia7
  • Barḥadbshabba of ʿArbaya
  • Barhadbechabba Arbaya5
  • Barḥadbshabba ʿArbaya1


  • Ch. of E. 1

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  • Floruit: late 6th / early 7th cent.1

Works Cited

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  • 1 A. H. Becker and J. W. Childers, "Barḥadbshabba ʿArbaya." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 57-58.Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to 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: 75.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:169.Link to 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: Barhadbeshabba Arbaya.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 665, 666, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 6 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: 136.Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to Bibliographic record
  • 7 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 66.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Sebastian Paul Brock, A Brief Outline of Syriac Literature, 2nd ed., rev. and enlarged , Mōrān ʾEthʾō, vol. 9 (Kottayam: St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, 2008), pp: 40.Link to Bibliographic Record
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Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya  Possibly identical (1)
Barhadbshabba of Hulwan - ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܕܚܠܘܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Barḥadbshabba of ḤulwānBarhadbeshabba of HalwanBarḥadbshabba of ḤalwānBischof Barḥad(h)bĕšabbā von ḤalwànBarhadbeshabba HalwanensisURI:
Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya  Different from (1)
Barhadbshabba of Mor Matay - ܕܝܪܝܐ ܒܪ ܚܕ ܒܫܒܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 9th century ) Names: Bar Ḥadhbshabba The MonkBarḥadbshabo of Mor MatayURI:

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya — ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified December 9, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya — ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ .” 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., 2016-. Entry published December 9, 2016.

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Entry Title: Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya — ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ

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