Job of Edessa - ܐܝܘܒ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ (sometime between 760 - 835) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


“Natural philosopher, translator, and physician, active in Iraq in the first Abbasid cent., nicknamed 'al-Abrash', or 'the Spotted'.” 1


  • ܐܝܘܒ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ
  • Job of Edessa
  • Ayyūb al-Ruhāwī1
  • Job of Edessa1
  • Ajjûb der Gefleckte3
  • Iyob of Edessa1
  • Job of Edessa2

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  • Floruit: 760-8351

Works Cited

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  • 1 B. H. Roggema, "Iyob of Edessa." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 225-226.Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Job of Edessa.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 3 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: 230.Link to Bibliographic RecordLink to Bibliographic record
  • 4 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: 55-56.Link to Bibliographic Record

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Job of Edessa — ܐܝܘܒ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Job of Edessa — ܐܝܘܒ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ .” 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 August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Job of Edessa — ܐܝܘܒ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, The Syriac Reference Portal
  • David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson, editors, A Guide to Syriac Authors
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  • Data from Macuch, Abuna, De Urbina, Duval, Assemani (vols. 1-2), Chabot, Wright, and Brock collected, verified, reconciled, and entered by Kristian Heal
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  • Matching with records, data entry, data transformation, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with 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
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts and addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH by Nathan P. Gibson

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