Elijah of Hirta - [ Syriac Not Available ] (sometime between 550 - 615)

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Identity

In hagiography: Elijah of Ḥirta(al-Hira) was a monastic founder from the sixth century. He was an Arab, a Lakhmid, who joined the monastery at Mount Izla and became a disciple of its founder, Abraham. He drove away corrupt monks. He left Mount Izla and established a monastery near Mosul. He was widely venerated by the Arab Christians.

Names:

  • Elijah of Hirta
  • ÉLIE DE AL-ḤĪRA1

Sex: male1


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Dates

  • Floruit: 550-6151


Works Cited

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  • 1 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 140.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Hersch Ram, Qissat Măr Ĕlĭă. Die Legende vom Hl. Elias., Leipziger semitistische studien, Bd. 2, Heft 3 (Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1907)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to HathiTrust Bibliographic record
  • 4 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 207b, and different sources.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 5 Jean Maurice Fiey, Assyrie chrétienne contribution à l'étude de l'histoire et de la géographie ecclésiastiques et monastiques du nord d'Iraq. (Beyrouth, 1965)., : II, 639-59.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 6 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : I, 754-55.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Elijah of Hirta” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1221.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Elijah of Hirta.” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson. Vol. 1 of Gateway to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/1221.

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Entry Title: Elijah of Hirta

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  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  • Data architecture and encoding by David A. Michelson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • Entries adapted from the work of Jean Maurice Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
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