John of Dalyatha - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܕܠܝܬ̈ܗ (sometime between 700 - 800)

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Identity

“Commonly known as Yoḥannan Saba (‘Elder’). An E.-Syr. monk, author of a Syriac collection of mystical discourses, letters, and maxims (‘chapters of knowledge’).” 1

Names:

  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܕܠܝܬ̈ܗ6, 7
  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܕ̈ܠܝܬܐ8
  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܕܠܝ̈ܬܗ4
  • ܝܘܽܚܰܢܢ ܕܕܰܠܝܳ̈ܬܶܗ4
  • ܝܘܿܚܲܢܵܢ ܕܕܵܠܝܵܬܹ̈ܗ5
  • يوحنا الدلياثي3
  • 8
  • Ioannes e Daljata17
  • Jean de Dalyatha8
  • JEAN DE DALYĀṮA9
  • John of Dalyata
  • John of Dalyatha
  • John Saba7
  • Saba the Elder
  • Yōḥanān d-Dālyāṯā8
  • Yuḥanān d-Dālāyāthā
  • John Dalyatha2
  • John of Dalyatha
  • John of Dalyatha7
  • Yoḥannan of Dalyatha1

Sex: male9

Confession

  • Ch. of E. 1

Description

    In hagiography: John of Dalyatha was a famous spiritual author also called John Saba. He was a monk of the monastery of Mar Yozadaq in Qardu. His writings were condemned under the Synod of Timothy I, but they were rehabilitated by Isho bar Nun.

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Dates

  • Floruit: 8th cent.1

Works Cited

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  • 1 B. Colless, "Yoḥannan of Dalyatha." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 441-442.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: 145.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:103.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: John of Dalyatha, John Saba.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 882, 1791.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 9 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 242.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 10 Īšō‘dnāḥ de al-Baṣra, Le livre de la chasteté (Rome, 1896)., : n° 127.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 11 Ignatius Ephraem Rahmani, Studia Syriaca: seu collectio documentorum hactenus ineditorum ex codicibus Syriacis (In Monte Libano: In Seminario Scharfensi, 1904)., : I, 33-34.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 12 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 510.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 13 R. Beulay, "Précisions touchant l’identité et la biographie de Jean Saba de Dalyatha." Parole de l'Orient vol. 8 (1977-1978)., : 87-116.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 14 Robert Beulay, L'enseignement spirituel de Jean de Dalyatha : mystique syro-oriental du VIIIe siècle (Paris: Beauchesne, 1990)., : (Paris, 1990).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 15 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : I, 1122-23.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: 225-226.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: 106.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: 433-44.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: 106.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 20 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 109-10.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: 51-52.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “John of Dalyatha — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܕܠܝܬ̈ܗ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/826.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “John of Dalyatha — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܕܠܝܬ̈ܗ .” 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/826.

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Entry Title: John of Dalyatha — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܕܠܝܬ̈ܗ

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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, “John of Dalyatha — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܕܠܝܬ̈ܗ

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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