Dayr Ibn Jājī - [ Syriac Not Available ]

Place Type: monastery

Brief Descriptions

  • على النهر اليابس من اعمال ملطية انشأه باسم الشهداء الاربعين الراهب ايليا ابن جاجي التكريتي عام 960 وعلّم فيه الراهب يوحنا تلميذ مارون العلوم اللغوية والحكمية في حدود سنة 980-999 وتخرج فيه ستة عشر حبرا حتى سنة 1105 وفي سنة 1058 تضعضع بغارة شنها ثلاثة آلاف تركي على ملطية فتولاه الخراب1
  • on the Dry river, in the province of Melitene. It was established in 960 by the monk Elijah Ibn Jājī, in commemoration of the Forty Martyrs. There the monk John, the pupil of Marun, taught linguistics and philosophy (c. 980-999). Sixteen eminent men of the church graduated from it until 1105. In 1085, however, it was destroyed in an attack by three thousand Turkish soldiers against Melitene.2
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  • 1 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 508.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 2 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: 561.Link to Bibliographic Record


  • Dayr Ibn Jājī
  • دير ابن جاجي1
  • Bar Jājī Monastery2

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Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Dayr Ibn Jājī” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified January 14, 2014,


Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Dayr Ibn Jājī.” In The Syriac Gazetteer, edited by Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published January 14, 2014.

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