John bar Shayullah - ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܫܝܠܠܗ (d. 1493) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Syrian Orhodox patriarch of the fifteenth century, born at Mardin. Composed a hagiography of David of Ḥomṣ and in turn was the subject of a short hagiography himself, John bar Shayʾ Allah, Patriarch (text) [] .


  • ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܫܝܠܠܗ3
  • John bar Shayullah
  • ܦܰܛܪܝܰܪܟܳܐ ܝܘܚܰܢܢ ܒܰܪ ܫܝܠܠܗ3
  • البطريرك يوحنا ابن شيء اللّٰه2
  • Ignace XI Jean Bar-Shayleh, patriarche5
  • Ignace XI John Bar-Shayleh, patriarch
  • Ignatios VII (XI) John XIV ibn Shay Allah
  • John bar Shayʾ Allah4
  • John bar Shayullāh
  • Patriarch John Bar Shayʾ Allah XIV1
  • Yuḥanon bar Shayullāh


  • Patriarch 1

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  • Death: 14931

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: 264, pp: 502.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: 450.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: 481.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: John bar Shayallah.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 1651.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: 327.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 7 Rudolf Macuch, Geschichte der spät- und neusyrischen Literatur, 1. Aufl (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1965), pp: 16.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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John bar Shayullah  Born at (1) records.
Mardin (settlement) - ܡܪܕܝܢ Names: MardeMardīn"City in upper Mesopotamia and important center of Syriac Christianity especially for the Syr Orth Church as the city closest to Dayr al..."URI:
John bar Shayullah  Different from (1) records.
John bar Shayullah XIV - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܫܝܠܠܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 1705? - 6/1783) Names: Yuḥanon bar Shayullāh XIVGregorios Yuḥanon"Translator, scribe, minor writer, and bp."URI:
John bar Shayullah  Has relation to place (4) records.
Syria (region) - ܣܘܪܝܐA historical region bounded on the north by the Euphrates River and the Taurus Mountains on the west by the Mediterranean Sea on the...URI:
Ṣawro (settlement) - ܨܘܪܐ Names: ṢawrṬur AbdinṬur ‘AbdinA village in Ṭur ʿAbdin .URI:
Amida (settlement) - ܐܡܝܕ Names: AmidDiyarbakırOmidDiyarbakirĀmidDiyārbakr"City in upper Mesopotamia."URI:
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “John bar Shayullah — ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܫܝܠܠܗ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified December 9, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “John bar Shayullah — ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܫܝܠܠܗ .” 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: John bar Shayullah — ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܫܝܠܠܗ

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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