Gregorius bar Hebraeus - ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܥܒܪܝܐ (1225/6 - 1286) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Maph. (since 1264) and polymath.1


  • ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܥܒܪܝܐ
  • Gregorius bar Hebraeus
  • ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܥܒܪܝܐ6
  • ܡܪܝ ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܡܦܪܝܢܐ ܒܪ ܥܒܪܝܐ4
  • ܡܳܪܝ ܓܪܺܝܓܳܘܪܝܘܣ ܡܰܦܪܝܳܢܐ ܒܰܪ ܥܶܒܪܳܝܐ4
  • مار غريغوريوس ابو الفرج الملطي مفريان المشهور بابن العبري3
  • Abū al-Faraj1
  • Barhebraeus1
  • Barhebraeus1
  • Gīgōrīyōs bar ʾEḇrayā6
  • Gregorius Abu-l-Farag, Barhebraeus11
  • Gregory Abu-l-Faraj, Bar ʿEbraya [Bar Hebraeus]
  • Gregory Bar Hebraeus
  • Gregory Bar-Hebraeus
  • Grégoire Bar-Hebraeus6
  • Grigorīyos bar ʿEbroyo
  • Bar ʿEbroyo, Gregory
  • Bar ʿEbroyo, Grigorios1
  • Gregorius Bar Hebraeus2
  • Grégoire Barhebraeus6
  • Mar Gregorius Bar Hebraeus2

Sex: male7


  • Syr. Orth. 1


Gregory Bar Hebraeus was commerated as a celebrated writer and polymath of the Syrian Orthodox church. He was born near Melitene, the son of a doctor named Aaron. Their family fled to Antioch in 1234. He became a monk and then Bishop. He became the Maphrian of the Syrian orthodox church, and spent much time near the communities near the monastery of Mar Mattai. He wrote on a wide variety of topics, from theology to medicine.

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  • Birth: 1225/61
  • Death: 12861, 7

Works Cited

Any information without attribution has been created following the editorial guidelines.

  • 1 H. Takahashi, "Bar ʿEbroyo, Grigorios." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 54-56.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 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: 235, pp: 463.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 411.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 443.Link to 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: Barhebraeus.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 1790, 1431, 1725, 1769.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 176.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : II, 80-81.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 9 François Nau, "Les "belles actions" de Mar Rabboula: évêque d'Edesse de 412 au 7 août 435 (ou 436)." Revue de l'histoire des religions vol. 103 (1931)., : 13 (1986), 279-312.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 10 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: 312-320.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 11 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 165.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 12 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 131-137.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 13 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: 64-69.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Gregorius bar Hebraeus  Died at (1) records.
Maragha (settlement) - ܡܪܐܓܗ Names: MarāghāA city south of Tabriz .URI:
Gregorius bar Hebraeus  Born at (1) records.
Melitene (settlement) - ܡܝܠܝܛܝܢܝ Names: Malatya"City in eastern Anatolia, located near the right bank of the Euphrates and to the north of the main range of the Eastern Taurus."URI:
Gregorius bar Hebraeus  Has relation to place (10) records.
Antioch (settlement) - ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ Names: Antakya"City in the historical region of Syria (today in Turkey)."URI:
Tripolis (settlement) - ܛܪܝܦܘܠܝܣ Names: TripoliA coastal city north of Beirut .URI:
Gubos (settlement) - ܓܘܒܐܣ Names: JūbāsA village near Melitene .URI:
Aleppo (settlement) - ܚܠܒ Names: BeroeaBerrhoea"City in northern Syria and an important center of Christianity in the Middle East today as the seat of a total of nine bishoprics."URI:
Nineveh (settlement) - ܢܝܢܘܐ"A very ancient city in northern Iraq located on the eastern side of the Tigris River directly across from the medieval and modern..."URI:
Mor Matay (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܡܬܝ Names: Matthew Monasterymonastery of Mar MattayMār Mattai"Located on the Alfof Mountain known in Arabic as Jabal Maqlūb 35 km northeast of Mosul the monastery is mostly known by its..."URI:
Baghdad (settlement) - ܒܓܕܕ Names: Babylon"City on the Tigris, approximately 35 km. north of Seleucia-Ctesiphon."URI:
Mosul (settlement) - ܡܘܨܠ Names: Nu-ArdashirBu-ArdashirArdashir"City in the north of Iraq, on the west bank of the Tigris opposite the ruins of ancient Nineveh."URI:
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Gregorius bar Hebraeus — ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܥܒܪܝܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified December 9, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Gregorius bar Hebraeus — ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܥܒܪܝܐ .” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 1 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published December 9, 2016.

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Entry Title: Gregorius bar Hebraeus — ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ ܒܪ ܥܒܪܝܐ

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, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  • Editing, document design, data architecture, encoding, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts, addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH, matching with records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, 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
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Arabic name entry by Jad Kaado
  • 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
  • Entries adapted from the work of Jean Maurice Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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