Tell ʿAda - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܬܠܥܕܐ

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The Monastery of Tell ʿAda, also known as the ‘Great Monastery’, is located just over 48 km. from Aleppo; 1500 m. north of the present village of Tell ʿAda.1

Place Type: monastery

Brief Descriptions

  • ܕܺܝܕܝܥ ܕܰܝܪܳܐ ܪܰܒܳܐ ܕܰܒܬܰܝܡܰܢ ܛܘܪܳܐ ܕܣܶܡܥܰܐܢ ܘܰܒܓܰܪܒܰܝ ܬܰܠܥܕܰܐ ܩܪܺܝܬܳܐ ܡܰܪܕܶܐ ܥܶܣܪܝܢ ܩܰܛܝ̈ܢܳܢ ܡܶܢܗ ܒܟܘܪܳܐ ܕܐܰܢܛܝܘܟܺܝܰܐ ܫܰܬܐܣܶܗ ܐܰܡܝܰܐܢܘܣ ܥܶܢܘܳܝܐ ܕܰܕܟܺܝܪ ܠܰܢ ܡܶܢܟܰܕܘ ܩܕܳܡ ܫܢܰܬ 340 ܘܰܥܡܰܪ ܒܗ ܐܘܣܰܐܒܺܝܘܣ ܥܢܘܳܝܐ. ܐܶܬܕܰܟܪܘܗܝ ܬܶܐܘܕܘܪܺܝܛܳܘܣ ܕܩܽܘܪܘܣ ܘܝܘܚܰܢܢ ܕܐܶܦܶܣܘܣ ܘܒܰܫܢܰܬ 942 ܫܰܟܠܶܠ ܒܗ ܝܘܚܰܢܳܢ ܒܘܪܓܳܐ . ܐܰܦܶܩ ܬܶܫܥܳܐ ܐܶܦܝ̈ܣܩܘܦܐ ܘܫܰܪ̈ܟܳܢܰܘܗܝ ܩܰܝܳܡܝܢ ܥܕܰܡܳܐ ܠܝܰܘܡܳܢ.3
  • المعروف بالدير الكبير؛ في جنوبي جبل سمعان وشمالي قرية تلعدا مسير عشرين دقيقة منها في كورة انطاكية شيده اميانس الناسك المذكور آنفاً قبل سنة 340 واقام فيه اوسابيوس الناسك. ذكره ثاودريطس القورشي ويوحنا الا فسسي، وسنة 942 عمر فيه يوحنا السادس برجاً انجب تسعة اساقفة واطلاله اليوم ماثلة4
  • 537. Tell ʿAda, Monastery of1
  • also known as the Great Monastery, is situated south of Siman mountain, a twenty-minute walk north of the village of Talʿada, in the province of Antioch. It was built before 340 by Amian the ascetic and in it resided Eusebius the ascetic (both men are mentioned above). This monastery is mentioned by chroniclers Theodoret of Cyrus and John of Ephesus. In 942, Patriarch John built a tower there. It produced nine bishops. Its remains can still be seen today.5

Corrigenda

    GEDSH Map II displays the location too far to the south, east of Ḥama rather than west of Aleppo.
    In Dolabani's translation of Barsoum's description ܕܐܶܦܶܣܘܣ should read ܕܶܐܦܶܣܘܣ.
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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: 398.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: 64, 69, 184, 377, 398, 432, maps: Map II.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: 544.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: 510.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: 570.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: monastery of Tell Ada.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

Names

  • ܕܝܪܐ ܕܬܠܥܕܐ
  • Tell ʿAda2
  • ܕܰܝܪܐ ܕܬܰܠܥܕܰܐ3
  • ܕܰܝܪܳܐ ܪܰܒܳܐ3
  • الدير الكبير4
  • دير تلعدا4
  • Great Monastery5
  • monastery of Tell Ada6
  • Talʿada Monastery5

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How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Tell ʿAda — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܬܠܥܕܐ ” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified December 9, 2016, http://syriaca.org/place/233.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Tell ʿAda — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܬܠܥܕܐ .” In The Syriac Gazetteer, edited by Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published December 9, 2016. http://syriaca.org/place/233.

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