Shamuni, mother of the Seven Maccabean Martyrs - [ Syriac Not Available ]

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Identity

In hagiography: Shamuni, mother of the Seven Maccabean Martyrs was the biblical mother of the seven sons whose death is told in the book of 2 Maccabees. Although although unnamed in the biblical account, she was commemorated as a martyr in the Syriac tradition under the name Shamuni or Mary. In the Syriac account, she and her sons were martyred in Antioch in Syria.2

Names:

  • Shamuni, mother of the Seven Maccabean Martyrs
  • ܡܪܝܡ2
  • Mariam the Maccabean woman who was called Shamuni2
  • Shamuni, mother of the Seven Maccabean Martyrs2
  • Shamuni, mother of the Seven Maccabean Martyrs2
  • Shmouni1
  • ܫܡܘܢܝ2

Sex: female2

Martyr

  • Martyr 1


Attestations


Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 1743, 401, 476, 773, 774, 775, 777, 1207, 1267, 1415, 1516, 1704, 1994, 1588, 1589, 1661, 516, 517, 1823.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Mingana Collection of Manuscripts (Cambridge: W. Heffer and Sons, 1933), vol: I, col: 1142-1143, entry: Mingana 600 D.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 3 W. Witakowski, "Mart(y) Shmuni, the Mother of the Maccabean Martyrs, in Syriac Tradition." in R. Lavenant (ed.), VI Symposium Syriacum 1992, Orientalia christiana analecta, vol. 247 (Rome, 1994), pp: 153-168.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Shamuni, mother of the Seven Maccabean Martyrs — ܡܪܝܡ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/2080.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Shamuni, mother of the Seven Maccabean Martyrs — ܡܪܝܡ .” 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/2080.

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  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
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