Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya - ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ (sometime between 550 - 650) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


A member of the School of Nisibis in the latter part of the 6th cent., who may have composed two of the most important sources for this institution: the Ecclesiastical History and the so-called 'Cause of the Foundation of the Schools'.1


  • ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ6, 7
  • Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya
  • ܒܲܪܚܲܕܒܫܲܒܵܐ ܥܲܪܒܵܝܵܐ2
  • Barhadbeshabba de Arbaia7
  • Barḥadbshabba of ʿArbaya
  • Barhadbechabba Arbaya5
  • Barḥadbshabba ʿArbaya1


  • Ch. of E. 1

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  • Floruit: late 6th / early 7th cent.1

Works Cited

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  • 1 A. H. Becker and J. W. Childers, "Barḥadbshabba ʿArbaya." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 57-58.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, Ktābā d-metqre margānitā d-ʿal šrārā da-kresṭyānutā, 2nd ed. (Mosul: Mṭabbaʿtā ātoraytā d-ʿēdtā ʿattiqtā d-madnḥā, 1924), pp: 75.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:169.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat 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: Barhadbeshabba Arbaya.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 665, 666, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672.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: 136.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 7 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 66.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: 40.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya  Possibly identical (1) records.
Barhadbshabba of Hulwan - ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܕܚܠܘܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: Barḥadbshabba of ḤulwānBarhadbeshabba of HalwanBarḥadbshabba of ḤalwānBischof Barḥad(h)bĕšabbā von ḤalwànBarhadbeshabba HalwanensisURI:
Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya  Different from (1) records.
Barhadbshabba of Mor Matay - ܕܝܪܝܐ ܒܪ ܚܕ ܒܫܒܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 9th century ) Names: Bar Ḥadhbshabba The MonkBarḥadbshabo of Mor MatayURI:

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya — ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified December 9, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya — ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ .” 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: Barhadbshabba ʿArbaya — ܒܪܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܥܪܒܝܐ

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  • 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, Syriac name entry, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • 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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