Gregory of Cyprus - ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܕܩܘܦܪܘܣ (sometime between 500 - 700) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Monastic author. Very little is known of this Persian monk from Susiana, and earlier scholars wrongly identified him as a contemporary of Epiphanius (d. 403), since one of the three monastic letters he wrote is addressed to a disciple of that name.1


  • ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܕܩܘܦܪܘܣ
  • Gregory of Cyprus
  • ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܕܝܪܝܐ6, 7
  • ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܝܚܝܕܝܐ ܕܩܘܦܪܘܣ2
  • ܓܪܝܼܓܘܿܪܝܼܘܿܣ ܕܲܝܪܵܝܵܐ3
  • ܓܪܺܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܝܚܝܕܳܝܳܐ ܕܩܘܦܪܳܘܣ2
  • Gregory of Cyprus
  • Gregorios6
  • Gregory of Cyprus5
  • Grigorios of Cyprus1


  • Ch. of the E. 1

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  • Floruit: 6th/7th cent.1

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Grigorios of Cyprus." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 183.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 230.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, Ktābā d-metqre margānitā d-ʿal šrārā da-kresṭyānutā, 2nd ed. (Mosul: Mṭabbaʿtā ātoraytā d-ʿēdtā ʿattiqtā d-madnḥā, 1924), pp: 77.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:191.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat 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: Gregory of Cyprus.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 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: 53, 57-58.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 7 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 68.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Rubens Duval, La littérature syriaque, Troisième Edition , Anciennes littératures chrétiennes, vol. 2; Bibliothèque de l'enseignement de l'histoire ecclésiastique (Paris: Librairie Victor Lecoffre, 1907), pp: 222-23, 336.Link to Bibliographic recordLink to Bibliographic Record.
  • 9 J.S. Assemani, De scriptoribus Syris orthodoxis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 1 (Rome: Typis Sacræ Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719), pp: 170-74.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 10 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 57.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 11 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 42-43.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 12 Sebastian Paul Brock, A Brief Outline of Syriac Literature, 2nd ed., rev. and enlarged , Mōrān ʾEthʾō, vol. 9 (Kottayam: St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, 2008), pp: 44.Link to Bibliographic Record.

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James E. Walters et al., “Gregory of Cyprus — ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܕܩܘܦܪܘܣ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Gregory of Cyprus — ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܕܩܘܦܪܘܣ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Gregory of Cyprus — ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܕܩܘܦܪܘܣ

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, document design, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Matching with records, data entry, data transformation, 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
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • 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
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts and addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH by Nathan P. Gibson

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