Basil bar Shumone - ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܫܘܡܢܐ (Beginning 12th cent. - 1169) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors



  • ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܫܘܡܢܐ3
  • ܒܰܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܒܰܪ ܫܘܡܢ̈ܐ3
  • ܚܣܝܐ ܒܐܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ4
  • باسيليوس ابن شومنة2
  • Basilios Abu-l-Faraj bar Shummana
  • Basilius, bishop of Edessa4
  • Ḥasyā Bāsīlyūs d-’ūrhāy4
  • Baselios bar Shumone
  • Basilius Bar Shumanna1
  • Basil bar Shumone


  • Syrian Orthodox 4

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  • Birth: Beginning 12th cent.4
  • Death: 11691, 4
  • Bishop: bishop (ordained in 1129 A.D.) 4

Works Cited

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  • 1 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: 207, pp: 490.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 381.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 411.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Peter Van Nuffelen et al. (eds.), Clavis Historicorum Tardae Antiquitatis (Ghent, Belgium: Universiteit Gent, 2013-2017), entry: Basilius, bishop of Edessa.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 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: 293.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 6 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 122.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Basil bar Shumone  Born at (1) records.
Edessa (settlement) - ܐܘܪܗܝ Names: UrfaAdmeAntiochia KallirhoeUrhayA city of Mesopotamia , the capital of the ancient kingdom of Osrhoene , modern Urfa.URI:
Basil bar Shumone  Has relation to place (3) records.
Kaysum (settlement) - ܟܝܫܘܡ Names: KesounKesumQala RumaytaQal‘a RumaytaA town north of Qalʿa Rumayta and west of Samosata .URI:
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How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Basil bar Shumone — ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܫܘܡܢܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Basil bar Shumone — ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܫܘܡܢܐ .” 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: Basil bar Shumone — ܒܣܝܠܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܫܘܡܢܐ

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, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Arabic name entry by Jad Kaado
  • 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

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