Tell ʿAda - ܬܠܥܕܐ
A village 48 km. west of Aleppo known for the nearby Monastery of Tell ʿAda.

Place Type: settlement


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 36.255349° Long. 36.848848°6


    GEDSH Map I displays the location too far to the south, east of Ḥama rather than west of Aleppo.
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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), maps: Map I B2.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 544.Link to 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: 510.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 4 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: 570.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Tell Ada.Link to Bibliographic Record
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  • 7 Theodoret of Cyrrhus, Histoire des moines de Syrie: Histoire Philothée, Sources Chrétiennes, vol. 257 (Paris: Cerf, 1977), pp: I:292; II:164.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Theodoret of Cyrrhus, A History of the Monks of Syria, trans. Richard Price, Cistercian Studies Series, vol. 88 (Kalamazoo,Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 1985), pp: 50, 161-162.Link to Bibliographic Record


  • ܬܠܥܕܐ
  • Tell ʿAda1
  • ܬܰܠܥܕܰܐ2
  • تلعدا3
  • Talʿada4
  • Teleda8
  • Tell Ada5
  • Τέλεδαν7
  • Τελεδάν7
  • Τελεδᾶν7
  • Τελείαν7

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Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Tell ʿAda — ܬܠܥܕܐ ” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified December 9, 2016,


Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Tell ʿAda — ܬܠܥܕܐ .” In The Syriac Gazetteer, edited by Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published December 9, 2016.

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Entry Title: Tell ʿAda — ܬܠܥܕܐ

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