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Syr./Hebrew Ḥārān; Latin Carrhae; Arabic Ḥarran. Ancient city in Mesopotamia, approximately 45 km south-southeast of Edessa.1

Place Type: settlement

Location

  • Coordinates :
    • Lat. 36.8775° Long. 39.033889°2

Brief Descriptions

  • ܡܕܺܝܢܬܳܐ ܗܘܳܬ ܪܰܒܬܳܐ ܘܥܰܬܝܩܬܳܐ ܕܰܒܬܰܝܡܢܗ̇ ܕܐܽܘܪܗܳܝ ܘܰܚܫܝܒܳܐ ܗܘܳܬ ܪܒܐ ܕܐܰܬܪ̈ܘܳܬܐ ܕܡܨܪ ܘܰܩܪܝܬܳܐ ܗܝ ܗܳܫܐ.3
  • كانت مدينة عظيمة قديمة في جنوبي الرها و بينهما يوم وعُدّت قصبة ديار مضر وامست قرية4
  • 250. Ḥarran1
  • once a great city, a day’s journey south from Edessa. It was considered the capital of Diyar Miṣr, but now is a small village.5

Attestation

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

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Works Cited

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  • 1 H. Takahashi, "Ḥarran." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 191-192.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 2, 54, 71, 127, 133, 138, 142, 168, 189, 191–192 (with fig. 55), 220, 230, 247, 252, 277 (fig. 72), 285, 294, 302, 327, 347, 399, 403, 420, map: Map I B1, II B1, III.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), p: 539.Link to The Srophe web application 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), p: 506.Link to The Srophe web application 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), p: 553.Link to The Srophe web application 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: Harran.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), p: II:271.Link to The Srophe web application Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ḥarran — ܚܪܢ ” in last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/216.

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Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Ḥarran — ܚܪܢ .” In , edited by ., edited by David A. Michelson et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published June 30, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/216.

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Entry Title: Ḥarran — ܚܪܢ

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  • Initial Barsoum entry creation by David A. Michelson
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  • Syriac description entry by Robert Aydin
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