Barsauma of Nisibis - ܒܪ ܨܘܡܐ (d. ca. 491-96) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Controversial E.-Syr. Bp. of Nisibis.1


  • ܒܪ ܨܘܡܐ6, 7
  • Barsauma of Nisibis
  • ܒܲܪ ܨܵܘܡܵܐ2
  • Barsauma of Nisibis4
  • Barṣawma of Nisibis
  • Bar Sauma Nisibenus6
  • Barṣawma of Nisibis1


  • Ch. of E. 1

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  • Death: ca. 491-961
  • Office: ca. 459, or perhaps as early as 435 1

Works Cited

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

  • 1 A. H. Becker, "Barṣawma of Nisibis." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 58-59.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: 70.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:66.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: Barsauma of Nisibis.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 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: 18-109.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 6 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 48.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 J.S. Assemani, De Scriptoribus Syris Monophysitis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 2 (Rome: Typis Sacræ Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719), pp: 1-10.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 50.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 9 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 65-66.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
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Barsauma of Nisibis  Different from (2) records.
Barsauma - ܒܪܨܘܡܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 0458) Names: BarṣawmoBarṣoumBarsaumaBarṣawmāBarsauma the SyrianBarsawmāBarsauma le SyrienBARṢAUMABarṣawmāBarsauma the SyrianBarsaumaBar?awmāBarsauma le SyrienBARṢAUMA"Monk and abbot. Barṣawmo was a supporter of Dioscorus of Alexandria ."URI:
Barsauma of Hashrai - [Syriac Not Available](Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saintssaint) Names: BARṢAUMAIn hagiography: Barṣawmā was a bishop and martyr of the monastery of Hashrai, presumably in Ṭur ʿAbdin .URI:

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James E. Walters et al., “Barsauma of Nisibis — ܒܪ ܨܘܡܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Barsauma of Nisibis — ܒܪ ܨܘܡܐ .” 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: Barsauma of Nisibis — ܒܪ ܨܘܡܐ

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, 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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