Yahbalaha I - ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ   saint  author



“Bp. of Seleucia-Ctesiphon and Cath. When Yahbalaha was elected, the Christians in the Persian Empire enjoyed the freedom accorded to them by Emperor Yazdgard I and formally laid down in the Synod of Isḥaq (410).” 1

Names: ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ Yahbalaha I ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ3 Katholikos Jahb(h)allàhā IYahballaha3 Ya(h)balāhāYa(h)ḇallāhā3 Katholikos Jahb(h)allàhā I. 4 Yahbalaha I 1, 10


  • Ch. of E. 1


  1. In hagiography:

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  • Office: 415-420 1


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  • 1 L. Van Rompay, " Yahbalaha I," in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage ( Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011) http://syriaca.org/bibl/586, pp: 429.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org 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) http://syriaca.org/bibl/5, entry: Yahbalaha I.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca http://syriaca.org/bibl/649, entry: 866.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 4 Anton Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christlich-palästinensischen Texte ( Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Webers Verlag Dr. jur. Albert Ahn, 1922) http://syriaca.org/bibl/638, pp: 55.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record

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Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent et al., “ Yahbalaha I — ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/809.


Saint-Laurent, Jeanne-Nicole et al., “ Yahbalaha I — ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ .” 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/809.

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Entry Title: Yahbalaha I — ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ

Publication Date: August 17, 2016

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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, “ Yahbalaha I — ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ

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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
  • German data entry by Samer Khader
  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole 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 J. M. Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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