Philoxenos of Mabbug - ܦܝܠܠܘܟܣܝܢܘܣ ܕܡܒܘܓ (ca. 440s? - 523)

http://syriaca.org/person/44 This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors

Identity

“Metropolitan bp. of Mabbug (modern Membij/ancient Hierapolis) (485-519), ascetic theologian, christological polemicist, and sponsor of the Philoxenian NT.” 1

Names:

  • ܦܝܠܠܘܟܣܝܢܘܣ ܕܡܒܘܓ
  • Philoxenos of Mabbug
  • ܡܪܝ ܦܝܠܠܘܟܣܝܢܘܣ ܕܡܒܘܓ4
  • ܡܳܪܝ ܦܺܝܠܠܘܟܣܺܝܢܘܣ ܕܡܰܒܘܓ4
  • ܦܝܠܟܣܝܢܘܣ ܕܡܒܘܓ6
  • مار فيلكسينس المنبجي3
  • Aksenoyo; Xenos
  • Philoxenus Mabbugensis15
  • PHILOXÈNE7
  • Philoxène de Mabbog6
  • Pīlāksīnōs d-Mabōg6
  • Pīlōksīnōs d-Mabōgh
  • Mar Philoxenus of Mabug2
  • Philoxenos of Mabbug1
  • Philoxenus of Mabbug5
  • Philoxène de Maboug6

Sex: male7

Confession

  • Syr. Orth. 1

Description

    In hagiography: Philoxenos of Mabbug was commemorated as the miaphysite metropolitan bishop of Mabbug. He was born in Beth Garmai. Although he was trained as a dyophysite in the school of Edessa, hagiographic accounts also connect him to the miaphysite monasteries of Tell ʿada, and Qartmin. As Bishop of Mabbug, he fought against the Nestorians and Flavian. After the ascent of the emperor Justin I, Philoxenus was exiled. According to hagriographic tradition, this imprisonment was in Gangra and Philippopolis. Accounts of his martyrdom in exile are preserved in hagiography but difficult to substantiate. His cult was particularly strong in Ṭur ʿAbdin where his relics are preserved (in Midyat).1

Works by Philoxenos of Mabbug in the New Handbook of Syriac Literature



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Dates

  • Birth: ca. 440s?1
  • Death: 5231, 7
  • Office: 485-519 1


Works Cited

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  • 1 D. A. Michelson, "Philoxenos of Mabbug." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 332-333.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: 40, pp: 262.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: 226.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: 252.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: Philoxenus of Mabbug.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 881, 344, 886, 954, 1277, 1278, 1400, 1530, 1690.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 7 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 347.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 2nd. Ed. (Aleppo, 1956)., : 281-89.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 9 Ernst Honigmann, Évêques et évêchés monophysites d'Asie antérieure au VIe siècle, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 127 Subsidia 2 (Louvain: L. Durbecq, 1951), : 66-68.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 10 Alphonse Mingana, "New Documents on Philoxenus of Hierapolis, and on the Philoxenian Version of the Bible." The Expositor VIII (1920)., : 149-60.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 11 Arthur Vööbus, Syrische Kanonessammlungen: ein Beitrag zur Quellenkunde 1 1,B 1 1,B (Louvain: Secrétariat du CorpusSCO, 1970)., : 316, 493.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 12 André De Halleux, "À la source d'une biographie expurgée de Philoxène de Mabbog." Orientalia Lovaniensia Periodica vol. 6-7 (1975).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 13 André De Halleux, "À la source d'une biographie expurgée de Philoxène de Mabbog." Orientalia Lovaniensia Periodica vol. 6-7 (1975)., : 253-66.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 14 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: 141-144.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 15 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 107.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 16 J.S. Assemani, De Scriptoribus Syris Monophysitis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 2 (Rome: Typis Sacræ Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719), pp: 10-46.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 17 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 64-66.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 18 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 72-76.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 19 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: 31-34.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
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Relationships

Philoxenos of Mabbug  Has literary connection to place (11)
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
Gawgal (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܓܘܓܠ Names: Gugel MonasteryBeth Gugi MonasteryMonastery of Abraham of KashkarBet GaugalMār Abraham of KashkarʻGreat Monastery’URI: http://syriaca.org/place/384
Amida (settlement) - ܐܡܝܕ Names: AmidDiyarbakırOmidDiyarbakirĀmidDiyārbakr"City in upper Mesopotamia."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/8
Tell ʿAda (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܬܠܥܕܐ Names: Talʿada MonasteryGreat Monasterymonastery of Tell AdaTell AdaTell ‘AdaTalada MonasteryTal‘ada Monastery"The Monastery of Tell ʿAda also known as the Great Monastery is located just over 48 km from Aleppo 1500 m north of..."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/233
ʿAyn Zarba (settlement) - ܥܝܢ ܙܪܒܐ Names: AnazarbosAnazarbaAnāzarbaAnāzūraAyn Zarba‘Ayn ZarbaA city in Cilicia, a provincial capital of the Roman Empire and for a time the capital of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/9
Persia (region) - ܐܬܪ̈ܘܬܐ ܕܦܪܣ Names: IranA large plateau region stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/526
Mor Ḥanino (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܚܢܝܢܐ Names: Mar ḤaninoḤananya Monasterymonastery of Mar HaninaA monastery near Kallinikos .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/351
Ḥirta (settlement) - ܚܐܪܬܐ Names: al-ḤiraḤīraHiraḤirtā"Ancient city near the Euphrates to the southeast of present-day al-Najaf."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/219
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Philoxenos of Mabbug  Died at (1)
Gangra (settlement) - ܓܢܓܪܐ Names: GangaraGangreA city in north-central Anatolia .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/624
Philoxenos of Mabbug  Born at (1) Philoxenos of Mabbug  Has relation to place (11)
Thrace (province) - ܬܪܐܩܝܐA Roman province in southeastern Europe.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/1459
Beth Garmai (diocese) - ܒܝܬ ܓܪ̈ܡܝ Names: BajermiBet GarmaiBeṯ GarmaïDāqūqā"An ecclesiastical province confined between the Lower Zab northward, the Tigris westward, the Diyālā river southward, and the mountains of Ḥimrīn eastward."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/33
Iraq (region) - ܥܪܐܩA region encompassing lower Mesopotamia.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/98
Ṭur ʿAbdin (region) - ܛܘܪܥܒܕܝܢ Names: Tur ʿAbdinTur AbdinṬūr ʿAbdīnṬur AbdinṬur ‘AbdinTur AbdinTur ‘AbdinṬūr AbdīnṬūr ‘Abdīn"Properly speaking Ṭur ʿAbdin Mountain of the servants does not include the whole province of Mardin in Turkey but only the limestone plateau..."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/221
Mor Gabriel (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܩܪܛܡܝܢ Names: Monastery of QarṭminQarṭmin Monasterymonastery of Gabriel of QartminQarṭmīn (West Syrian)"The Monastery of Qarṭmin began long before its official foundation date of 397."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/226
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
Tell ʿAda (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܬܠܥܕܐ Names: Talʿada MonasteryGreat Monasterymonastery of Tell AdaTell AdaTell ‘AdaTalada MonasteryTal‘ada Monastery"The Monastery of Tell ʿAda also known as the Great Monastery is located just over 48 km from Aleppo 1500 m north of..."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/233
Antioch (region) - ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐThe region around the city of Antioch .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/995
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Philoxenos of Mabbug — ܦܝܠܠܘܟܣܝܢܘܣ ܕܡܒܘܓ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/44.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Philoxenos of Mabbug — ܦܝܠܠܘܟܣܝܢܘܣ ܕܡܒܘܓ .” 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/44.

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Entry Title: Philoxenos of Mabbug — ܦܝܠܠܘܟܣܝܢܘܣ ܕܡܒܘܓ

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  • 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, “Philoxenos of Mabbug — ܦܝܠܠܘܟܣܝܢܘܣ ܕܡܒܘܓ

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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