Isaac of Antioch - ܐܝܣܚܩ ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ (sometime between 400 - 500) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Priest and writer. According to a letter from Yaʿqub of Edessa to Yuḥanon of Litarba (Letter 14; ms. Brit. Libr. Add. 12,172, f. 123r-v), Isḥaq was a well-known priest in Edessa who flourished during the time of the emperor Zeno (ca. 474–91).1


  • ܐܝܣܚܩ ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ
  • ܐܝܣܚܩ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ ܕܝܕܝܥ ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ4
  • ܐܝܣܚܳܩ ܐܘܪܗܳܝܳܐ ܕܺܝܕܝܥ ܐܰܢܛܝܘܟܳܝܳܐ4
  • اسحاق الرهاوي المعروف بالانطاكي3
  • Isaac of Antioch8
  • Isaac of Edessa
  • Isaac5
  • Isaac d’Antioche5
  • Isaac of Antioch
  • Isaac of Edessa, known as Isaac of Antioch2
  • Isḥaq of Antioch1

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  • Floruit: 5th cent.1

Works Cited

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  • 1 E. G. Mathews, Jr, "Isḥaq of Antioch." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 213.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: 31, pp: 246.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: 211.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: 238.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 766, 1046, 1675.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: 146-147.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 7 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: 34-35.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Isaac of Antioch.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Isaac of Antioch  Has literary connection to place (2) records.
Beth Ḥur (unknown) - ܒܝܬ ܚܘܪA place the invasion of which was described in two poems ascribed to Isḥaq of Edessa .URI:
Isaac of Antioch  Born at (1) records.
Edessa (settlement) - ܐܘܪܗܝ Names: UrfaAdmeAntiochia KallirhoeUrhayA city of Mesopotamia , the capital of the ancient kingdom of Osrhoene , modern Urfa.URI:
Isaac of Antioch  Different from (2) records.
Isaac of Amid - ܐܝܣܚܩ ܐܡܝܕܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 4th - early 5th cent. ) Names: Isḥaq of Amid Isaac of Amid Isaac of AntiochIsḥàq von Antiocheia"Priest and writer."URI:
Isaac of Edessa — - ܐܝܣܚܩ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th cent. ) Names: Isḥaq of Edessa Isaac the Second of Edessa Isaac of Edessa"Priest and theological writer."URI:

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James E. Walters et al., “Isaac of Antioch — ܐܝܣܚܩ ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Isaac of Antioch — ܐܝܣܚܩ ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ .” 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: Isaac of Antioch — ܐܝܣܚܩ ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ

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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