Jacob of Serugh - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܣܪܘܓ (ca. 451 - 521)

http://syriaca.org/person/42 This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors

Identity

“Poet, known as ‘the Flute of the Holy Spirit and the Harp of the Church’; bp. of Baṭnan da-Srug (519–21).” 1

Names:

  • ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܣܪܘܓ
  • Jacob of Serugh
  • ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܒܛܢܢ ܕܣܪܘܓ6
  • ܡܪܝ ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܣܪܘܓ ܡܠܦܢܐ4
  • ܡܳܪܝ ܝܰܥܩܘܒ ܕܰܣܪܘܓ ܡܰܠܦܳܢܐ4
  • مار يعقوب السروجي الملفان3
  • Jacobus Sarugensis13
  • Jacob of Sarug5
  • Jacques de Saroug6
  • JACQUES DE SAROUG7
  • Serugh
  • Yaʾqōḇ d-ḇatnān da-Srūg6
  • Yaʿqōb d-Batnān da-Srug
  • Jacob of Serugh
  • Jacques de Serugh6
  • Mar Jacob of Sarug , the Malphono2
  • Yaʿqub of Serugh1

Sex: male7

Confession

  • Syr. Orth. 1

Description

    In hagiography: Jacob is commemorated as an author of many poems on biblical and theological topics. He had been a student of the School of Edessa. His relics were transferred to Amida (Diyarbakir) after his death.

Related Places in the Syriac Gazetteer

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Dates

  • Birth: ca. 4511
  • Death: 5211, 7
  • Office: bishop of Baṭnan, 519-521 1

Event

  • The saint is venerated on tesr. post. 25. 7, 9

Works Cited

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

  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Yaʿqub of Serugh." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 433-435.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), entry: 38, pp: 255.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 219.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 246.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Jacob of Sarug.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 6, 8, 96, 132, 181, 182, 736, 737, 740, 741, 742, 746, 748, 749, 750, 751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 760, 761, 765, 779, 858, 859, 894, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 988, 989, 991, 993, 995, 997, 998, 1088, 1143, 1225, 1263, 1268, 1295, 1308, 1309, 1329, 1342, 1346, 1418, 1419, 1420, 1436, 1437, 1438, 1542, 1543, 1544, 1566, 1673, 1676, 1677, 1678, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1754, 1758, 1761, 1762, 1783, 1806, 1810, 1812, 1819, 1824, 1868, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2010, 790, 791, 880, 900, 901, 1209, 1757, 1984, 2027.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 7 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 228.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Jean Baptiste Abbeloos (ed.), De vita et scriptis Sancti Jacobi Batnarum Sarugi in Mesopotamia Episcopi (Lovania: Vanlinthout, 1867)., : Louvain, 1867; 24-103.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 9 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 413-14.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 10 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 2nd. Ed. (Aleppo, 1956)., : 273-80.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 11 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : I, 1027-28.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 12 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: 148-158.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 13 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 39.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 14 J.S. Assemani, De scriptoribus Syris orthodoxis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 1 (Rome: Typis Sacræ Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719), pp: 283-340.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 15 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 62-63.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 16 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 67-72.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 17 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: 30-31.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
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Relationships

Jacob of Serugh  Has literary connection to place (11)
Aleppo (settlement) - ܚܠܒ Names: Beroea"City in northern Syria and an important center of Christianity in the Middle East today as the seat of a total of nine bishoprics."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/18
St. Catherine (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܛܘܪܐ ܕܣܝܢܝ Names: Monastery of St. CatherineMount Sinai MonasterySinai"The Monastery of St Catherine on Sinai was founded in the 6th cent It had a multicultural community prior to the Ottoman period..."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/368
Mor Bosus (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܒܣܘܣ Names: Bāsūs Monasterymonastery of Mar BassusURI: http://syriaca.org/place/343
Nagran (settlement) - ܢܓܪܐܢ Names: NegranNajrānNajran"City in S. Arabia (Syr. Nagran, or Negran; Arab. Najrān), and city in Iraq."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/464
Dayro d-Mor Isḥaq (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܐܝܣܚܩ Names: Monastery of St. IsaacA monastery at al-Jabbūl near Aleppo.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/1457
Mor Yaʿqub Malpono (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܝܥܩܘܒ ܡܠܦܢܐ Names: Jacob the Doctor of the Church MonasteryNawawīs MonasteryMor Yaqub Malpono Mor Ya‘qub Malpono URI: http://syriaca.org/place/398
Amida (settlement) - ܐܡܝܕ Names: AmidDiyarbakırOmidDiyarbakirĀmidDiyārbakr"City in upper Mesopotamia."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/8
Edessa (settlement) - ܐܘܪܗܝ Names: UrfaAdmeAntiochia KallirhoeUrhayA city of Mesopotamia , the capital of the ancient kingdom of Osrhoene , modern Urfa.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/78
Dara (settlement) - ܕܪܐA Roman city between Mardin and Nisibis.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/67
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Jacob of Serugh  Born at (1)
Kurtam (settlement) - ܟܘܪܬܘܡ Names: QawartamA village on the Euphrates .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/450
Jacob of Serugh  Has relation to place (2)
Edessa (settlement) - ܐܘܪܗܝ Names: UrfaAdmeAntiochia KallirhoeUrhayA city of Mesopotamia , the capital of the ancient kingdom of Osrhoene , modern Urfa.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/78

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Jacob of Serugh — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܣܪܘܓ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified December 9, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/42.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Jacob of Serugh — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܣܪܘܓ .” 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 December 9, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/42.

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Entry Title: Jacob of Serugh — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܣܪܘܓ

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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, “Jacob of Serugh — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܣܪܘܓ

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 Mellon 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 Jean Maurice Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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