George, bishop of the Arabs - ܓܘܪܓܝ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܥܪ̈ܒܝܐ (d. 724 or 726) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Bp. and learned author.1


  • ܓܘܪܓܝ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܥܪ̈ܒܝܐ
  • George, bishop of the Arabs
  • ܡܪܝ ܓܘܪܓܝ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܥܡܡ̈ܐ4
  • ܡܳܪܝ ܓܶܘܰܪܓܝ ܐܶܦܝܣܩܘܦܳܐ ܕܥܰܡܡ̈ܐ4
  • مار جرجس اسقف العرب3
  • George, bishop of the Arabs5
  • George, Bishop of the Arab Tribes
  • Georgius ep. Arabum10
  • Georges des Arabes6
  • George, bp. of the Arab tribes
  • Giwargi, bp. of the Arab tribes1
  • Mar George, bishop of the Arabs2

Sex: male7


  • bishop of the Arabs 2


  • Syr. Orth. 1


In hagiography: George of the Arabs is commemorated as a student of Severus of Sebokht at Qenneshre, who was versed in all the branches of knowledge of his time. George became Bishop of the Arab tribes in 686. His seat was in Aqula.

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  • Death: 7241 or 7267

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Giwargi, bp. of the Arab tribes." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 177-178.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to 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: 118, pp: 354.Link to 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: 308.Link to 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: 337.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: George, bishop of the Arabs.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 854, 863, 1691.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 169.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : I, 1081-82.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 9 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: 257-258.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 10 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 131.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 11 J.S. Assemani, De scriptoribus Syris orthodoxis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 1 (Rome: Typis Sacræ Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719), pp: 494-95.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 12 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 88.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 13 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: 50-51.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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George, bishop of the Arabs  Has literary connection to place (4) records.
Dayr al-Athārib (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܐܬܐܪܒ Names: Monastery of AtharbA monastery near Aleppo .URI:
Tell ʿAda (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܬܠܥܕܐ Names: Talʿada MonasteryGreat Monasterymonastery of Tell AdaTell AdaTell ‘AdaTalada MonasteryTal‘ada Monastery"The Monastery of Tell ʿAda also known as the Great Monastery is located just over 48 km from Aleppo 1500 m north of..."URI:
Dayro da-Ṭlito (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܛܠܝܬܐ Names: Monastery of Beth MelutaMonastery of ṬalithaAn unlocated monastery.URI:
Anab (settlement) - ܐܢܒ Names: BanebA village northwest of Aleppo .URI:
See all 4  
George, bishop of the Arabs  Has relation to place (2) records.
Qenneshre (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܩܢܫܪܝܢ Names: QenneshrinQenneshrin MonasteryMonastery of Qenneshre"A W Syr monastery that in its heyday 6th 9th cent stood out as a center of Greek study in the Syriac speaking..."URI:

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “George, bishop of the Arabs — ܓܘܪܓܝ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܥܪ̈ܒܝܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “George, bishop of the Arabs — ܓܘܪܓܝ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܥܪ̈ܒܝܐ .” 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., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: George, bishop of the Arabs — ܓܘܪܓܝ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܥܪ̈ܒܝܐ

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 records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with 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
  • Arabic name entry by Jad Kaado
  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with 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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