Peter the Iberian (text) - ܦܛܪܘܣ ܐܝܒܪܝܐ

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Titles

  • ܦܛܪܘܣ ܐܝܒܪܝܐ1
  • Paṭrōs ʾĪḇerāyā1
  • Pierre l’Ibère (texte)1
  • Peter the Iberian (text)1

Authors

Abstract

A Syriac translation of a Greek work which is no longer extant. The authorship of this anti-Chalcedonian life of Peter the Iberian is unknown and disputed, but widely thought to be John Rufus, since the author appears to have been a close associate of Peter. The lawyer Theodore of Ashkelon has been suggested, but he is mentioned in ways that seem to distinguish him from the author of the text. Zacharias Rhetor, who wrote about Peter in his chronicle, is not known to have actually met him.6, 14, 13, 15, 16

Reference Numbers

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Prologue

    ܕܢܬܥܗܕ ܠܡܕܒܪ̈ܢܐ ܕܝܠܢ̣. ܡܢ ܦܘܠܘ ܫܠܝܚܐ ܐܠܗܝܐ ܦܩܕܝܕܢܢ. ܟܕ ܐܡܿܪ̣ ܗܟܢܐ. ܐܬܥܗܕܘ ܠܡܕܒܪ̈ܢܝܟܘܢ. ܗܠܝܢ ܕܡܠܠܘ ܥܡܟܘܢ ܡܠܬܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ. 1
    Commémorer nos dirigeants est un ordre qui nous a été donné par le divin apôtre Paul, quand il dit: “Commémorez vos dirigeants, ceux qui ont parlé avec vous de la parole de Dieu. 1

Incipit (Opening Line)

    ܐܬܪܐ ܡܿܢ ܗܟܝܠ ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܗܘܐ ܠܛܘܒܢܐ ܦܛܪܘܣ̣. ܐܬܪܐ ܕܐܝܒܪ̈ܝܐ. ܡܫܡܗܐ ܕܗܿܢܘܢ ܓܪ̈ܒܝܝܐ. ܕܠܘܬ ܡܕ̈ܢܚܝ ܫܡܫܐ ܣܝܡܝܢ. 1
    Le pays du bienheureux Pierre était donc le pays des Ibères, pays célèbre de ces Nordiques qui se trouvent du côté du coucher du soleil. 1

Explicit (Closing Line)

    ܡܕܝܢ ܗܘ ܡܿܢ ܥܘܗܕܢܗ ܕܐܒܐ ܕܝܠܢ ܗ̣ܘܐ̣. ܒܚܕ ܒܟܢܘܢ ܩܕܝܡ. ܣܝܡܗ ܕܝܢ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܕܒܐܪܥܐ̣. ܒܬܪ̈ܝܢ ܒܗ ܒܝܪܚܐ. ܫܘܢܝܗ ܕܝܢ ܘܣܝܡܗ ܕܬܚܝܬ ܡܕܒܚܐ̣. ܒܬܠܬܝܢ ܒܬܫܪܝܢ ܐܚܪܝ. ܙܒܢܐ ܕܝܢ ܕܚܝ̈ܘܗܝ ܐܝܟ ܬܡܢܐܝܢ ܫ̈ܢܝܢ. ܡܛܠ ܗܕܐ ܬܠܬܐ ܝܘ̈ܡܬܐ ܡܫܡܠܝܢ ܚܢܢ ܕܘܟܪܢܗ. ܒܝܘܡܐ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܕܫܘܢܝܗ ܕܠܬܚܬ ܡܢ ܡܕܒܚܐ. ܒܗܿܘ ܕܬܪ̈ܝܢ . ܟܕ ܐܬ̣ܐ ܗܘܐ ܟܠܗ ܥܡܐ. ܒܗܿܘ ܕܬܠܬܐ̣. ܕܣܝܡܗ ܕܒܐܪܥܐ ܡܥܕܥܕܝܢܢ̣. ܒܡܫܝܚܐ... ܐܡܝܢ. 1
    La mort de notre Père eut donc lieu le premier Kanôn I, son premier enterrement le deux du même mois, sa translation et sa déposition sous l’autel le trente Teshrî II. La durée de sa vie fut d’environ quatre-vingts ans. C’est pourquoi nous célébrons sa mémoire pendant trois jours, le premier jour, nous fêtons sa translation sous l’autel, le deuxième, quand vint tout le peuple, le troisième son enterrement; dans le Christ… Amen. 1

Editions

  1. Richard Raabe, Petrus der Iberer: ein Charakterbild zur Kirchen und Sittengeschichte des fünften Jahrhunderts: syrische Übersetzung einer um das Jahr 500 verfassten griechischen Biographie (Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1895)., : Leipzig, 1895, p. 3-146 (syr.).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  2. Cornelia B Horn and Robert R Phenix (eds.), The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus, Writings from the Greco-Roman world, vol. 24 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008), pp: 2-281.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record

Modern Translations

  1. German: Richard Raabe, Petrus der Iberer: ein Charakterbild zur Kirchen und Sittengeschichte des fünften Jahrhunderts: syrische Übersetzung einer um das Jahr 500 verfassten griechischen Biographie (Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1895)., pp: 13-132, Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record 1
  2. English: Cornelia B Horn and Robert R Phenix (eds.), The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus, Writings from the Greco-Roman world, vol. 24 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008), pp: 2-281, Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record 13

Ancient Versions

  1. Georgian: Н. Я. Марр, "Житие Петра Ивера царевича-подвижника и епископа Майумского V века." Палестинский сборник vol. 16 (1896).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record 1

Syriac Manuscript Witnesses

    ms Berlin, Königliche Bibliothek, syr. 26 (Sachau 321), f. 68v-103 + ms Londres, British Library, Add. 12174, f. 48-78v 1

Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 725.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2d P. Devos, "Quand Pierre l’Ibère vint-il à Jérusalem?." Analecta Bollandiana vol. 86 (1968)., pp: 337-350.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2c P. Devos, "La «Servante de Dieu» Poemenia d’après Pallade, la tradition copte et Jean Rufus." Analecta Bollandiana vol. 87 (1969)., pp: 189-208.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2b P. Devos, "The «Servant of God» Poemenia in Palladius, the Coptic Tradition and John Rufus." Classical Folia vol. 24 (1970)., pp: 3-27.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2a Th. Nöldeke, "CR de Raabe." in Literarisches Centralblatt, 1895 (1895)., pp: 484-486.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 J. B. Chabot, "Pierre l’Ibérien, évêque monophysite de Mayouma à la fin du Ve siècle." Revue de l’Orient latin vol. 3 (1895), pp: 367-397.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 4 M. Peisker, Severus von Antiochien. Ein kritischer Quellenbeitrag zur Geschichte des Monophysitismus (Halle, 1908), pp: 17-21.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Charles Clermont-Ganneau, "Ascalon et la ville de la Colombe." Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres vol. 39 (1895)., pp: 380-381.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 5b Charles Clermont-Ganneau, "Données géographiques relatives à la Palestine contenues dans la Vie de Pierre l'Ibère." Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres vol. 39 (1895)., pp: 391-392.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 D.M. Lang, "Peter the Iberian and his Biographers." Journal of Ecclesiastical History vol. 2 (1951)., pp: 158-168.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 7 P. Devos, "CR de Lang." Analecta Bollandiana vol. 70 (1952)., pp: 385-388.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 14 Cornelia B Horn and Robert R Phenix (eds.), The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus, Writings from the Greco-Roman world, vol. 24 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008), pp: lviii-lxii.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 15 Johannes Rufus, ein monophysitischer SchriftstellerSitzungs-berichte der Heidelberger Akademie, Philosophisch-historische Klasse
  • 16 S. P. Brock, "Peter the Iberian." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 331-332, entry: 426.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
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Peter the Iberian - ܦܛܪܘܣ ܐܝܒܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, - 491, 488 ) Names: Peter the IberianPIERRE l’IbèrePierre l’IbèrePeṭrus IberāyāPaṭrōs ʾĪḇerāyāPierre l’IbèrePIERRE L'IBÈRE"The son of Bosmarios king of Georgia Iberia he was brought up in Constantinople as a political hostage at the court of the..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/680

See Also

  • BHS: 725
  • BHO: 955

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