Aphrahat - ܐܦܪܗܛ (d. 364)

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Identity

Syriac author of 23 ‘Demonstrations’, known as ‘the Persian Sage’.1

Names:

  • ܐܦܪܗܛ6, 7
  • Aphrahat
  • ܐܦܪܗܛ ܦܪܣܝܐ4
  • ܐܰܦܪܗܰܛ ܦܳܪܣܳܝܐ4
  • ܐܲܦܪܵܗܵܛ5
  • افرهاط الفارسي3
  • APHRAAT LE PERSE8
  • Aphrahaat the Persian Anchorite
  • Aphrahat7
  • Aphrahates13
  • Aphrahat the Persian
  • Aphrahaṭ1
  • Aphrahat the Persian2
  • Ap(h)rahaṭ12

Sex: male8


Description

In hagiography: Aphrahatwas known as an anchorite who converted from Zoroastrianism to Christianity and fought Arianism in Antioch.

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Dates

  • Floruit: first half of 4th cent.1
  • Death: 3642

Event

  • The saint is venerated on Apr 7 (Latins); Jan 29 (Greeks). 8

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Aphrahaṭ." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 24-25.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 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), entry: 8, pp: 228.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 195.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 217.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, Ktābā d-metqre margānitā d-ʿal šrārā da-kresṭyānutā, 2nd ed. (Mosul: Mṭabbaʿtā ātoraytā d-ʿēdtā ʿattiqtā d-madnḥā, 1924), pp: 71.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:85.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 7 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Aphrahat.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 45.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 9 Alfred Baudrillart et al., Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1912)., : III, col. 935-36, s.v. l. Aphraate.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 10 Jules Baudot, Léon Chaussin and Benedictines, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier: avec l'historique des fêtes (Paris: Librairie Letouzey et Ané, 1935)., : IV, 7 avril, 164-68.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 11 Pontificia Università lateranense and Istituto Giovanni XXIII, Bibliotheca sanctorum (Roma: Istituto Giovanni XXIII nella Pontificia Università lateranense, 1961-1970)., : I, 287-88.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 12 Anton Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christlich-palästinensischen Texte (Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Webers Verlag Dr. jur. Albert Ahn, 1922), pp: 30-31.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 13 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 13.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 14 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 23-25.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 15 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 31-32.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 16 Sebastian Paul Brock, A Brief Outline of Syriac Literature, 2nd ed., rev. and enlarged , Mōrān ʾEthʾō, vol. 9 (Kottayam: St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, 2008), pp: 13-16.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
Status: draft
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Relationships

Aphrahat  Born at (1) records.
Persia (region) - ܐܬܪ̈ܘܬܐ ܕܦܪܣ Names: IranA large plateau region stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/526

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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Aphrahat — ܐܦܪܗܛ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/10.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Aphrahat — ܐܦܪܗܛ .” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 1 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/10.

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Entry Title: Aphrahat — ܐܦܪܗܛ

Additional Credit:

  • Data from Macuch, Abuna, De Urbina, Duval, Assemani (vols. 1-2), Chabot, Wright, and Brock collected, verified, reconciled, and entered by Kristian Heal
  • German data entry by Samer Khader
  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  • Editing, document design, data architecture, encoding, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts, addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH, matching with viaf.org records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with viaf.org records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, Syriac name entry, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with viaf.org records by Alex Vawter
  • Editorial oversight for GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry, and proofreading by Christopher Johnson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry and proofreading by the Syriac Research Group, University of Alabama
  • Entries adapted from the work of Jean Maurice Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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