Masʿud of Tur ʿAbdin, patriarch - ܡܣܥܘܕ ܙܐܙܝܐ (ca.1430/1 - 1509?) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Author, monk, and solitary, abbot of the Monastery of the Cross (Dayr al-Ṣalīb) near Ḥaḥ (ca. 1462/3–1480/1), bp. for the Monastery of Mor Quryaqos in Hezza near Zargel and Ḥesno d-Kifo (1480/1) with the name Basil. 1


  • ܡܣܥܘܕ ܙܐܙܝܐ
  • Masʿud of Tur ʿAbdin, patriarch
  • ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܡܣܥܘܕ ܙܐܙܝܐ4
  • ܦܰܛܪܝܰܪܟܐ ܡܰܣܥܘܕ ܙܰܐܙܳܝܐ4
  • البطريرك مسعود الزازي3
  • Masud of Tur Abdin5
  • Masʿud of Ṭur ʿAbdin
  • Masʿūd of Ṭur ʿAbdin1
  • Patriarch Mas‛ud of Zāz2


  • Patriarch 2


  • Syr. Orth. 1

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  • Birth: ca.1430/11
  • Death: 1509?1

Works Cited

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  • 1 H. G. B. Teule, "Masʿūd of Ṭur ʿAbdin." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 279-280.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: 271, pp: 509.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: 456.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: 486.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: Masud of Tur Abdin.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: 16-17.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 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: 71.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Masʿud of Tur ʿAbdin, patriarch  Born at (1) records.
Zāz (settlement) - ܙܐܙ Names: Ṭur AbdinṬur ‘AbdinA village in Ṭur ʿAbdin .URI:
Masʿud of Tur ʿAbdin, patriarch  Has relation to place (5) records.
Dayr al-Ṣalīb (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܨܠܝܒܐ Names: Dayro da-ṢliboMonastery of the CrossMonastery of Beth El"Monastery and village in Ṭur ʿAbdin."URI:
Zargel (settlement) - ܙܪܓܠ Names: ZarjalA village near Ḥesno d-Kifo .URI:
Ḥesno d-Kifo (settlement) - ܚܣܢܐ ܕܟܐܦܐ Names: HasankeyfḤesn KifoḤiṣn KifaḤesnā d'KīfāḤiṣn KayfA city on the Tigris river between Amida and Gazarta .URI:
Ṭur ʿAbdin (region) - ܛܘܪܥܒܕܝܢ Names: Tur ʿAbdinTur AbdinṬūr ʿAbdīnṬur AbdinṬur ‘AbdinTur AbdinTur ‘AbdinṬūr AbdīnṬūr ‘Abdīn"Properly speaking Ṭur ʿAbdin Mountain of the servants does not include the whole province of Mardin in Turkey but only the limestone plateau..."URI:
Kharput (settlement) - ܚܣܢ ܙܝܐܕ Names: Ḥiṣn ZiyādA town northeast of Melitene.URI:
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How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Masʿud of Tur ʿAbdin, patriarch — ܡܣܥܘܕ ܙܐܙܝܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified December 9, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Masʿud of Tur ʿAbdin, patriarch — ܡܣܥܘܕ ܙܐܙܝܐ .” 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 December 9, 2016.

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Entry Title: Masʿud of Tur ʿAbdin, patriarch — ܡܣܥܘܕ ܙܐܙܝܐ

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
  • 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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