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Classical Adiabene, Syriac Ḥadyāb, refers to the region between the Upper and Lower Zab rivers, from the Tigris in the west to Mt. Ṣalāḥ al-dīn (= Mt. Pirmum) in the east.1

Place Type: region


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 36.191265° Long. 44.00924°8

Brief Descriptions

  • 20. Adiabene1


  1. : Dolabani transcribed the name from Arabic rather than presenting a native Syriac form.
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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: 10-11.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 2, 5, 7, 10–11, 31, 72, 144, 157, 175, 183, 194, 199, 202, 217, 218, 243, 294, 309, 311, 324, 414, 417, 430, 437, 440, maps: Map I C1, II C1.Link to 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: 162.Link to 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: 142.Link to 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: 164.Link to 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: Adiabene.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 7 David Wilmshurst, The ecclesiastical organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 582; Subsidia, tomus 104 (Leuven: Peeters, 2000), pp: 14, 20, 30, 95, 127, 165, 166-174, 346, 347, 350, 354, 355, 358.Link to Bibliographic Record
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Thomas A. Carlson, “Adiabene” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified July 30, 2014,


Thomas A. Carlson, “Adiabene.” In The Syriac Gazetteer, edited by Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published July 30, 2014.

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