Nisibis - ܢܨܝܒܝܢ

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City in Mesopotamia and important center of early Syriac Christianity.1

Place Type: settlement

Location

  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 37.06667°
    • Long. 41.21667°2

Brief Descriptions

  • ܡܕܝܢܬܳܐ ܕܥܰܡܝܪܳܐ ܡܶܢ ܐܰܬܪ̈ܘܳܬܳܐ ܕܰܓܙܝܳܪܐ. ܐܝܬ ܒܶܝܬ ܠܳܗ̇ ܠܡܰܘܨܠ ܚܰܡܫܳܐ ܝܰܘܡ̈ܝܢ. ܘܝܰܘܡܳܢܳܐ ܐܺܝܬܶܝܗ̇ ܡܕܝܢܳܬܘܢܝܬܳܐ ܘܐܝܬ ܬܽܘܒ ܢܨܝܒܝܢ ܩܪܝܬܳܐ ܕܥܰܠ ܣܶܦܰܬ ܦܪܳܬ ܠܡܰܥܪܒܳܐ ܕܒܺܝܪܰܗܓܺܝܟ ܘܡܶܬܝܰܕܥܳܐ ܢܨܺܝܒܝܢ ܕܪ̈ܘܡܳܝܐ.3
  • مدينة عامرة من بلاد الجزيرة بينها وبين الموصل خمسة ايام وهي اليوم بليدة: ونصيبين ايضا قرية على شاطئ الفرات غربي بيرهجك كانت تعرف بنصيبين الروم.4
  • 400. Nisibis1
  • a town in the Jazira, five days’ journey from Mosul; today it is a small town. Nisibin is also the name of a village on the west bank of the Euphrates, west of Biricik, formerly known as the Byzantine Nisibin. [Modern name, Nusaybin. (tr.)]5

Attestation

  • Attestation of name نَصِيبين in the Muʿjam al-buldān of Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.

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Corrigenda

    In Dolabani's translation of Barsoum's description ܕܰܓܙܝܳܪܐ should read ܕܓܳܙܰܪܬܐ.
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Works Cited

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  • 1 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 310-311.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 3, 8, 18, 33, 35, 46, 48, 53, 57, 58, 71, 72, 79 (fig. 29), 110, 143, 145–146, 157, 161, 167–168, 186, 192, 194, 203, 209, 212, 219, 264, 267, 268, 290, 291, 303, 310–311 (with fig. 92), 313, 324, 327, 351, 358, 368, 370, 376, 382, 389, 401, 419–420, 427, 433, maps: Map I C1, II C1, III, IV.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 562.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 520.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 5 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: 556.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Nisibis.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 7 David Wilmshurst, The ecclesiastical organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 582; Subsidia, tomus 104 (Leuven: Peeters, 2000), pp: 16, 38, 39, 42, 44-45, 46, 49, 73, 76, 77, 169, 345, 348, 353.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), pp: V:233.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

Names

  • ܢܨܝܒܝܢ3
  • Nisibis2, 6, 7
  • نصيبين4
  • نَصِيبين8
  • Nisibin5
  • Nṣibin2
  • Nusaybin2, 5
  • Ṣoba2
  • Ṣōbā7

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Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Nisibis — ܢܨܝܒܝܢ ” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/142.

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Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Nisibis — ܢܨܝܒܝܢ .” 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/142.

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Entry Title: Nisibis — ܢܨܝܒܝܢ

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  • Initial Barsoum entry creation by David A. Michelson
  • Data merging, Pleiades and Wikipedia linking, and XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac description entry by Robert Aydin
  • Arabic description entry by Dayroyo Roger-Youssef Akhrass
  • Wilmshurst index information entry by Anthony Davis

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