Febronia of Nisibis - ܦܒܪܘܢܝܐ (not after 310)

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Identity

Febronia of Nisibis was a martyr and nun who lived in a convent near Nisibis. She was renown for her beauty, learning, asceticism, and bravery. She was martyred for refusing to marry a pagan statesman. She is venerated in the Syriac, Latin, and Greek traditions.

Names:

  • ܦܒܪܘܢܝܐ1
  • Febronia of Nisibis
  • Febronia
  • FEBRONIA2
  • Fébronie1
  • Pēḇrōnīyā1
  • St Febronia11

Sex: female2

Martyr

  • martyr 1

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Dates

  • Floruit: 3102

Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 147, 1923.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 160.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Paul Peeters, "Le martyrologe de Rabban Ṣalība." Analecta Bollandiana vol. 27 (1908)., : 155, 187.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 4 Alfred Baudrillart et al., Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1912)., : XVI, 1967, col. 791-93.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Jean Maurice Fiey, Nisibe, métropole syriaque orientale et ses suffragants des origines à nos jours (Louvain: Secrétariat du CorpusSCO, 1977)., : 20-21.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 6 Pontificia Università lateranense and Istituto Giovanni XXIII, Bibliotheca sanctorum (Roma: Istituto Giovanni XXIII nella Pontificia Università lateranense, 1961-1970)., : V, 508-509.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 7 Sebastian P. Brock and Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Holy women of the Syrian Orient (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987)., : 152-76. Note: English translation in .Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 8 Alexander Alexakis, "A Meeting of Hypatia of Alexandria with St. Febronia of Nisibis in the Life of Sts. David, Symeon and George of Lesbos." in Denis Sullivan, Elizabeth Fisher and Stratis Papaioannou (eds.), Byzantine Religious Culture: Studies in Honor of Alice-Mary Talbot, The Medieval Mediterranean, vol. 92 (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2012)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 9 Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, "Images de femmes dans l’hagiographie syriaque." André Binggeli (ed.), , Études syriaques (Paris: Paul Geuthner, 2012)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 10 J. T Walker, "Against the Eternity of the Stars: Disputation and Christian Philosophy in Late Sasanian Mesopotamia." Atti dei convegni Lincei vol. 184 (2003).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 11 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: St Febronia.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Febronia of Nisibis — ܦܒܪܘܢܝܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1240.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Febronia of Nisibis — ܦܒܪܘܢܝܐ .” 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/1240.

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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
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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