Theodore of Ashkelon - ܬܐܘܕܪܘܣ ܐܣܩܠܘܢܝܐ (sometime between 400 - 550) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


A lawyer from Antioch who took refuge in Palestine from the pro-Chalcedonian bishop Calendion and who became a disciple and close friend of Peter the Iberian. He is known from the life of Peter the Iberian and was acquainted with its author.2


  • ܬܐܘܕܪܘܣ ܐܣܩܠܘܢܝܐ
  • Theodore of Ashkelon
  • ܬܐܘܕܪܘܣ ܐܣܩܠܘܢܝܐ ܗܘ ܐܦܘܣܟܠܣܛܝܩܘܢ2
  • Abba Theodore2
  • Theodore of Ashkelon the ex-lawyer2
  • Théodore d’Ascalon1

Sex: male

Works by Theodore of Ashkelon in the New Handbook of Syriac Literature

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  • Floruit: 5th century

Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 725.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Cornelia B Horn and Robert R Phenix (eds.), The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus, Writings from the Greco-Roman world, vol. 24 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008), pp: lviii-lxii, lxxix, 258 (§178), 259 (§178).Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 3 D.M. Lang, "Peter the Iberian and his Biographers." Journal of Ecclesiastical History vol. 2 (1951)., pp: 158-168.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Nathan P. Gibson et al., “Theodore of Ashkelon — ܬܐܘܕܪܘܣ ܐܣܩܠܘܢܝܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


Nathan P. Gibson et al., “Theodore of Ashkelon — ܬܐܘܕܪܘܣ ܐܣܩܠܘܢܝܐ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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