Index of Persons

Search Tips

For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.

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Aaron - ܐܗܪܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AhrūnʾAhrōnAaron Aaron is a presbyter from Armenia who is commemorated in the Lives of the Eastern Saints by John of Ephesus .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1533
Aaron - ܐܗܪܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: AhrūnʾAhrōnAaron Aaron was the brother of Moses and Miriam, and he is commemorated as the founder of the Israelite priesthood.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1534
Aaron of Alexandria - ܐܪܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ArōnʾArōnHéron Aaron is an ascetic who came into the Syriac tradition via ʿEnanishoʿ 's Syriac translation of the Paradise of the Fathers by Palladius .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1773
Aaron of Alexandria - ܐܗܪܘܢ ܕܐܠܟܣܢܕܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Ahrun of AlexandriaAaron of AlexandriaPriester AhrônURI: http://syriaca.org/person/980
Aaron of Serugh - ܐܗܪܘܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 337) Names: Ahrūn of SerughAaron of SerugʾAhrōnAaron de SarougAARON DE SAROUGAaron of Serugh was a disciple of Mar Awgin and founder of two monasteries near Melitene .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1092
Aaron the Monk - ܕܝܪܝܐ ܐܗܪܘܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 12th century ) Names: Aaron The MonkAhrun dayroyoAaron dayroyoURI: http://syriaca.org/person/215
Aba - ܐܒܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 400 ) Names: AbaAbaMar AbaÀb(h)ā"Disciple of Ephrem , author, and biblical commentator."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/308
Aba I, catholicos - ܐܒܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 552, 540-552 ) Names: Aba IMar Aba IAbā I, Catholicos Aba, CatholicosʾAḇāAba, catholicosĀBĀ (ĀWĀ)Mar Aba I, Katholikos"Teacher of biblical interpretation, author, Cath. (540-52)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/306
Aba II of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܒܪ ܒܪܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 641 - 751) Names: Aba of Kashkar IIMar Aba IIMàr(j) Àb(h)ā II.Mar Aba II KatholikosAba bar Brik Ṣebyaneh"Scholar, Bp. of Kashkar , and Cath. (741-751)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/307
Aba of Kashkar - ܐܒܐ ܟܫܟܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, late 6th/early 7th cent. ) Names: Aba of KashkarÀb(h)ā v Kaškar Polymath author and diplomat during the reigns of Shah Khusrau II of Persia r 590 628 Emperor Maurice of Byzantium r 582 602...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1086
Aba of Nineveh - ܐܒܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 585-590 ) Names: Abā, Bishop of NinevahAbaĀBĀIAbā was a Bishop of Nineveh who was martyred under shah Shapur II.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1094
Abai - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 335-385 ) Names: ĀBĀÏIn hagiography Abai was a Persian Martyr killed by his father Adorpirozgerd who later converted to Christianity He was mentioned in the legend of...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1093
Abai of Hah - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 400-500 ) Names: Abai of HahĀBĀÏ DE ḤĀḤ ĀBĀİ de ḤĀḤIn hagiography Abai of Ḥaḥ was a monk miracle worker and disciple of Simeon of Qartmin He became abbot of Qartmin and helped to...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1095
ʿAbd al-Ahad of Baʿshiqa - ܥ̅ ܐܠܐܚܕ ܕ ܒܥܫܝܩܗ Names: ʿAbd al-Aḥad of Baʿshīqa the West Syrian priest ʿAbd al-Aḥad son of the priest George the village of Baʿshīḳah (Northeast of Mosul)‘Abd al-Ahad de Ba‘shiqah URI: http://syriaca.org/person/2805
ʿAbd al-Ghani al-Mansuri - ܥܒܕܐܠܓܢܝ ܡܢܨܘܪܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1575) Names: ‛Abd al-Ghani al-ManṣuriʿAbd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghanī al-Manṣūrī‘Abd al-Ghanī al-ManṣūrīAbd al-Ghani al-MansuriURI: http://syriaca.org/person/283
ʿAbd al-Masih of Homs b. Naʿima - ܥܒܕ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܒܪ ܥܒܕ ܐܠܠܗ ܒܪ ܢܐܥܡܗ ܚܡܨܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: ʿAbd al-Masīḥ b. Nāʿima al-Ḥimṣī‛Abd al-Masīḥ of Ḥomṣ ibn ‛Abd Allah ibn Nā‛imaAbd al-Masīḥ b. Nāima al-Ḥimṣī‘Abd al-Masīḥ b. Nā‘ima al-ḤimṣīʿAbd al-Masīḥ b. NāʿimaʿAbd al-Masîḥ ibn NāʿimaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1002
ʿAbd al-Masih Liban - ܥܒܕ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܠܝܒܐܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abd al-Masīḥ Lībān‘Abd al-Masīḥ LībānAbd al-Masih LibanURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1075
ʿAbd al-Masih of Beth Slokh - ܥܒܕܐ ܠܡܣܝܚ ܣܠܘܟܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abd al-Masīḥ of Beth Slokh‘Abd al-Masīḥ of Beth SlokhʿAbd el-Masih of Beth SelokhʿAbd el-Masîḥ aus Bêt(h) Sĕlôk(h)URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1049
ʿAbd al-Nur of Amid - ܥܒܕ ܐܠܢܘܪ ܐܡܝܕܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 1755) Names: ‛Abd al-Nur of Amid The MonkʿAbd al-Nūr AmīdīAbd al-Nūr Amīdī‘Abd al-Nūr AmīdīURI: http://syriaca.org/person/293
ʿAbd al-ʿAziz of Bayt Sallaki - ܥܒܕ ܐܠܥܙܝܙ ܕܒܝܬ ܣܠܐܟܝ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Abd al-Azīz of Bayt Sallākī‘Abd al-‘Azīz of Bayt SallākīAbd al-Aziz bar SallakiURI: http://syriaca.org/person/1060
ʿAbda - ܥܒܕܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 420) Names: ʿAbdāʿAḇdāAbdaABDA ('AWDA),Mar AbdaʿAbdā was Bishop of Hormizd Ardashir who was martyred during the reign of Yazdegerd I with Afrēm Jacob Papa another Papa Daduq and Durtan...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1097
ʿAbda - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: ABDAIn hagiography: ʿAbda was a bishop of Edessa .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1096

Search Tips

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.