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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  • 8 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), pp: V:233.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

Names

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

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How to Cite This Entry

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

Bibliography:

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.

About this Entry

Entry Title: Nisibis — ܢܨܝܒܝܢ

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal
  • Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson, editors, The Syriac Gazetteer
  • Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson, entry contributors, “Nisibis — ܢܨܝܒܝܢ

Additional Credit:

  • 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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