Isaac of Nineveh - ܐܝܣܚܩ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ (active 660 or late 7th cent.)

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Identity

“Influential monastic author.” 1

Names:

  • ܐܝܣܚܩ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ6, 7
  • Isaac of Nineveh
  • ܐܝܣܚܩ8
  • ܐܝܣܚܩ ܢܝܢܘܝܐ4
  • ܐܝܼܣܚܵܩ ܕܢܝܼܢܘܹܐ5
  • ܐܺܝܣܚܳܩ ܢܺܝܢܘܳܝܐ4
  • اسحق النينوي3
  • Isaac
  • ISAAC9
  • Isaac de Ninive8
  • Isaac Ninivita17
  • Isaac of Nineva
  • Isaac of Ninevah
  • Isaac the Syrian
  • Isḥāq
  • Isaac of Nineveh2, 10
  • Isḥaq of Nineveh1
  • ʾĪsḥāq8

Sex: male9

Confession

  • Ch. of E. 1

Description

    In hagiography: Isaac was the Bishop of Nineveh. He was originally from Beth Qaṭraye. He went to Huzistan and to the mountain of Mattut where he established the monastery of Rabban Shabur. He was later buried there.

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Dates

  • Floruit: 6609 or late 7th cent.1

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Isḥaq of Nineveh." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 213-214.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), pp: 140.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: 124.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: 239.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 5 ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, Ktābā d-metqre margānitā d-ʿal šrārā da-kresṭyānutā, 2nd ed. (Mosul: Mṭabbaʿtā ātoraytā d-ʿēdtā ʿattiqtā d-madnḥā, 1924), pp: 72.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:104.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 7 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Isaac of Nineveh.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 1006.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 9 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 202.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 10 Jean-Baptiste Chabot, De sancti Isaaci Ninivitae vita scriptis et doctrina (Lovani: Le Fever, 1892)., : (Paris, 1892).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 11 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 540-41.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 12 Īšō‘dnāḥ de al-Baṣra, Le livre de la chasteté (Rome, 1896)., : n° 125.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 13 A. J. Wensinck and Paul Bedjan, Mystic treatises (Wiesbaden: M. Sändig oH. G., 1969).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 14 Sabino Chialà, Dall'ascesi eremitica alla misericordia infinita ricerche su Isacco di Ninive e la sua fortuna (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 2002)., : (Firenze, 2002).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 15 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : II, 245-46.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 16 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: 223-225.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 17 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 89.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 18 J.S. Assemani, De scriptoribus Syris orthodoxis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 1 (Rome: Typis Sacræ Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719), pp: 444-463.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 19 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 104-105.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 20 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 110-11.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 21 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: 46-47.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Isaac of Nineveh — ܐܝܣܚܩ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/550.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Isaac of Nineveh — ܐܝܣܚܩ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ .” 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/550.

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Entry Title: Isaac of Nineveh — ܐܝܣܚܩ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ

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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, “Isaac of Nineveh — ܐܝܣܚܩ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ

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, Arabic 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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