Bostra - ܒܘܨܪ

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City in the Ḥawrān, present-day southern Syria, ca. 120 fan. south of Damascus.1

Place Type: settlement

Location

  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 32.516667° Long. 36.483333°2

Brief Descriptions

  • ܡܕܺܝܬܘܽܢܳܝܬܐ ܒܚܰܘܪܢ ܘܡܶܬܐܶܡܰܪ ܠܗ̇ ܒܰܨܪܺܝ ܐܰܣܟܺܝ ܫܶܐܡ3
  • بليدة في حوران ويقال لها بُصرى اسكي شام4
  • 112. Bostra1
  • a small town in Ḥawrān, now called Eski Shām.5

Attestation

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

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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: 86.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: 86, 416, 425, maps: Map I A2, II A3.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: 537.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: 505.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: 552.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), pp: I:522.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

Names

  • ܒܘܨܪ3
  • Bostra2
  • ܐܰܣܟܺܝ ܫܶܐܡ3
  • اسكي شام4
  • بُصرى4, 6
  • Boṣra2
  • Buṣra5
  • Eski Shām5

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Bostra — ܒܘܨܪ ” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/40.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Bostra — ܒܘܨܪ .” 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/40.

About this Entry

Entry Title: Bostra — ܒܘܨܪ

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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
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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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