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Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.

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Jacob - ܝܥܩܘܒ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 371) Names: YaʿqōbJacob and AzadYaʿqōbJacquesJACQUES ET ĀZĀDJacob was a Priest of Beth Naggare near Adiabene who was martyred with the deacon Azad during the persecution of Shapur II The executioner...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1301
Jacob - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 627 - 717) Names: JACQUES (YA'QŪB)In hagiography Jacob was a monk visionary and chanter from Beth Garmai He took over the leadership of a monastery founded by Ishoʿyahb which...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1294
Jacob Baradaeus - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 578) Names: Yaʿqub BurdʿoyoJacob Mar BaradaeusJacob BurdʿoyoJacob BaradaeusYaqub BurdoyoYa‘qub Burd‘oyoJacob BurdoyoJacob Burd‘oyoJacobYaʾqōḇJacquesJacques BaradéeJACQUES BARADÉEJacobus Burde'ana (Baradaeus)"Bp. of Edessa (542–578) and missionary."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/69
Jacob of Adiabene - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܛܢܢܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 344) Names: Yaʿqub ṭanānāJohn and JacobYaʿqōḇ ṭanānāJacques le Zélote (d’Adiabène)JEAN ET JACQUESJacob, the zealot priest, was arrested with Yuḥanān bar Maryam (John), Bishop of Arbela , during the time of Shapur. They were decapitated at Beth Lapaṭ. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1322
Jacob of Edessa - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 630 - 708) Names: Yaʿqub of Edessa Jacob of Edessa MarJacob of Edessa Yaqub of EdessaYa‘qub of EdessaJacques d’ÉdesseJACQUES D'EDESSEJacob of EdessaJaʿqôb(h) von EdessaJacobus Edessae"Bp. of Edessa (ca. 684–9, 708) and scholar."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/113
Jacob of Nisibis - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܢܨܝܒܝܢ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 337/8, 308-338 ) Names: Yaʿqub of NisibisJacob bishop of Nisibin St.Jacob of NisibisYaqub of NisibisYa‘qub of NisibisYaʿqōbJacob of NisibisJacobYaʾqōḇJacques de NisibeJACQUES"First recorded bp. of Nisibis."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/811
Jacob of Samosata - ܝܥܩܘܒ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: YaʿqōbYaʿqōbJacquesJacob was a martyr of Samosata .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1797
Jacob of Serugh - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܣܪܘܓ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 451 - 521) Names: Yaʿqub of SerughJacob the Malphono of Sarug MarJacob of SerughJacob of SarugYaqub of SerughYa‘qub of SerughJacques de SerughYaʿqōb d-Batnān da-SrugYaʾqōḇ d-ḇatnān da-SrūgJacques de SarougJACQUES DE SAROUGSerughJacobus Sarugensis"Poet, known as ‘the Flute of the Holy Spirit and the Harp of the Church’; bp. of Baṭnan da-Srug (519–21)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/42
Jacob the Apostle - ܝܥܩܘܒ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: YaʿqōbJames, brother of the LordYaʾqôḇJacques apôtre (Apocalypse)Jacques, frère du SeigneurJames Jacob the Apostle the apostle, known as the brother of the Lord. URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1798
Jacob the Cut-Up - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܡܦܣܩܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 399-421 ) Names: Yaʿqōb MpasqāYaʾqōḇ MpasqāJacques l’IntercisJACQUES L'INTERCISSt Jacob the Cut-UpJacob the cut up was a noble Persian from the Royal City of Beth Lapaṭ He became a Christian but he later abjured his...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1296
Jacob the Lame - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܚܓܝܪܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: Yaʿqōḇ ḤgīrāYaʾqōḇ ḤgīrāJacques le Boiteux Jacob the Lame or "the Lame" was a wise man who came into the Syriac tradition via the Syriac translation of Palladius .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1799
Jacob the Notary - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܢܘܛܪܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 422) Names: Yaʿqōb NoṭaroYaʾqōḇ nōṭārāJacques le notaireJACQUES LE NOTAIREJacob the notary was of Greek origin but he became the secretary for the Persian shah He was forced into hard labor for refusing...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1297
Jacob the Priest - ܝܥܩܘܒ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 347) Names: YaʿqōbYaʾqōḇJacquesJACQUES Jacob the priest and his sister Mary were martyrs from the village of Tell Salila during the reign of Shapur Mary was martyred at...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1302
Jacob the Reclus - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: JACQUES LE RECLUSIn hagiography: This Jacob the Recluse is mentioned as the founder of a monastery in Siirt together with Mar Hwisa at an unknown date.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1298
Jacob the Recluse - ܝܥܩܘܒ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, d. 421) Names: YaʿqōbJacob the ReclusYaʾqōḇJacques le ReclusJacques le Reclus (de Salah)JACQUES LE RECLUSSt Jacob the RecluseJacob the Recluse fled for the desert of Egypt during the persecution of the emperor Julian He then headed to East to Mesopotamia with...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1299
Jacob the Wandering Monk - ܝܥܩܘܒ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: YaʿqōḇYaʾqōḇJacques le Moine errant Jacob the Wandering Monk is commemorated in Jacob the Wandering Monk text Jacob was a wanderering monk from a small town called Parpîrônâ...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1800
Jacob, bishop of Phesilta - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint, 500-599 ) Names: JACQUESIn hagiography: Jacob was a disciple of Jacob Baradaeus who became bishop of the monastery of Phesilta .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1295
James of the Monastery of the Edessenes - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: (Two) MonksJames of the Monastery of the EdessenesMoines (Deux)In hagiography James of the Monastery of the Edessenes is a wonderworking monk originally from Monastery of the Edessenes near Amida who was commemorated...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1933
Job of Adiabene - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: JOB (D'ADIABÈNE)In hagiography: Job of Adiabene was a doctor (great teacher) of the Syriac church.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1324
Job the Just - ܐܝܧܒ ܙܕܝܩܐ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: IyōḇʾĪyōḇJob Job the Just is a biblical patriarch known for his patience in suffering.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1829
John - ܝܘܚܢܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: YōḥanānYōḥanānJeanIn hagiography: John was a contemporary of Awgin and Aha .URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1803
John - ܝܘܚܢܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: YōḥanānYōḥanānJean John is commemorated in John Arcadius Xenophon and Mary text a work surviving in at least 6 manuscripts including ms Paris Bibliothèque nationale...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1805
John - ܝܘܚܢܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: YōḥanānYōḥanānJean John is a desert father commemorated with Apollo and he came into the Syriac tradition via the Syriac translation of Palladius He wandered...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1802
John - ܝܘܚܢܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: YōḥanānYōḥanānJeanJohn lived in Decapolis and was a healer.URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1801
John - ܝܘܚܢܢ(Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: YōḥanānYōḥanānJean John is commemorated in John and Sosiana text a work surviving in at least 3 manuscripts including ms London British Library Add 14647...URI: http://syriaca.org/person/1820

Search Tips

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.