George of Bʿeltan - ܓܘܪܓܝ ܩܕܡܝܐ (d. 790 or 789/790) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Syr. Orth. Patr. (758-89).1


  • ܓܘܪܓܝ ܩܕܡܝܐ
  • ܡܪܝ ܓܘܪܓܝ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ4
  • ܡܳܪܝ ܓܶܘܰܪܓܝ ܩܰܕܡܳܝܳܐ ܦܰܛܪܝܰܪܟܐ ܕܐܰܢܛܝܘܟܺܝܰܐ4
  • مار جاورجي الاول بطريرك انطاكية3
  • George
  • George of Beeltan5
  • George of Bʿeltan
  • Georgius (Giwargis) a Ba‘eltan, Patriarcha10
  • George of Bʿeltan
  • Giwargis of Bʿeltan1
  • Mar George I, patriarch of Antioch2

Sex: male6


  • Syr. Orth. 1


In hagiography: George was a monk of Qenneshrin. He was elected patriarch in 758. He convoked the synod of Kafar Nubu. This synod discussed the commerce of relics.

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  • Death: 7906 or 789/7901
  • Patriarch: Patriarch of Antioch 1, 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 W. Witakowski, "Giwargis of Bʿeltan." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 178-179.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: 138, pp: 369.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: 322.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: 351.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 of Beeltan.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 170.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 2nd. Ed. (Aleppo, 1956)., : 401-403.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Pontificia Università lateranense and Istituto Giovanni XXIII, Bibliotheca sanctorum (Roma: Istituto Giovanni XXIII nella Pontificia Università lateranense, 1961-1970)., : VI, 533-34.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: 269-270.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: 139.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 11 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 91-92.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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George of Bʿeltan  Has literary connection to place (4) records.
Samosata (settlement) - ܫܡܝܫܛA town on the Euphrates northwest of Edessa .URI:
Kallinikos (settlement) - ܩܐܠܘܢܝܩܝ Names: Raqqaʿal-RaqqaʿCallinicumal-RaqqaCallinicusRaqqaRaqqa‘al-Raqqaal-Raqqa‘A city on the Euphrates where the Daiṣan enters it.URI:
Dara (settlement) - ܕܪܐA Roman city between Mardin and Nisibis.URI:
Beth Naʿar (settlement) - ܒܝܬ ܢܥܪ Names: Beth NaarBeth NaarBeth Na‘arA village near Edessa .URI:
See all 4  
George of Bʿeltan  Died at (1) records.
Mor Barṣawmo (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܒܪܨܘܡܐ Names: Barṣoum Monasterymonastery of Mar Barsauma"The monastery situated in the mountains to the southeast of Melitene and named after the 5th cent ascetic Barṣawmo rose to prominence as..."URI:
George of Bʿeltan  Born at (1) records. George of Bʿeltan  Different from (1) records.
George I - ܓܝܘܪܓܝܣ ܩܕܡܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 680/1) Names: Gewargis IGeorge IGeorgius (Giwargis) I Katholikos"Metropolitan bp. of Adiabene and Cath. (from 660 or 658 until his death)."URI:
George of Bʿeltan  Has relation to place (4) 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:
Baghdad (settlement) - ܒܓܕܕ Names: Babylon"City on the Tigris, approximately 35 km. north of Seleucia-Ctesiphon."URI:
Antioch (settlement) - ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ Names: Antakya"City in the historical region of Syria (today in Turkey)."URI:
Kfar Nabu (settlement) - ܟܦܪ ܢܒܘ Names: Kafr NabuA village near Serugh .URI:
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “George of Bʿeltan — ܓܘܪܓܝ ܩܕܡܝܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified December 9, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “George of Bʿeltan — ܓܘܪܓܝ ܩܕܡܝܐ .” 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 December 9, 2016.

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Entry Title: George of Bʿeltan — ܓܘܪܓܝ ܩܕܡܝܐ

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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