Lesser Zab - [ Syriac Not Available ]


A river which flows south of Arbela and north of Karka d-Beth Slokh and enters the Tigris above Tagrit.

Place Type: river


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 35.8572581°
    • Long. 44.7915335°2


  • Attestation of name الزاب الأسفل in the Muʿjam al-buldān of Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī. (not before 1224, not after 1228)3
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  • 1 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage ( Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011) http://syriaca.org/bibl/1, pp: 10, 71, 85, 378, maps: Map I C2, II C2, IV.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2 http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/894184
  • 3 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān ( Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990) http://syriaca.org/bibl/636, pp: III:139.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

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Thomas A. Carlson, “ Lesser Zab” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/121.


Carlson, Thomas A., “ Lesser Zab.” In The Syriac Gazetteer, edited by Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published June 30, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/121.

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Entry Title: Lesser Zab

Publication Date: June 30, 2014

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