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Identity

In hagiography: Zayna, a bishop and martyr, and his sister Sarah, were a brother and sister pair similar to Behnam and Sara. Their cult in Tagrit was a rival to that of Behnam and Sara at Mar Mattai. Zayna was the son of Ator, a king. He became a monk and bishop. Their story was elaborate and involved dragons, healed kings, profitable caravans, and supernatural senses. The cult of Zayna and Sarah was very popular in Qaraqosh.

Names:

  • Zayna
  • ZAYNA1

Sex: female1

Martyr

  • Martyr 1


Note

There are many churches named after him in the areas around Takrit.

Note

The Arabic legend was published in Mosul in 1965, by Suyhayl Qasa, on the occasion of the restoration of his church in Qaraqosh.

Works Cited

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  • 1 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 470.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 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, 451-53, 613-15.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)., : II, 1387.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
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Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Zayna” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1526.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Zayna.” 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/1526.

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Entry Title: Zayna

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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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