John Rufus - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܪܘܦܘܣ (sometime between 425 - 525) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Also known as John of Beth Ruphina and John of Maiuma. An anti-Chalcedonian presbyter, monk, and hagiographer of the 5th and 6th cent.; dates of birth and death unknown.1


  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܪܘܦܘܣ
  • John Rufus
  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܪܘܦܘܣ ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܡܐܝܘܡܐ4
  • ܝܘܚܰܢܢ ܪܳܘܦܘܣ ܐܰܢܛܝܘܟܳܝܳܐ ܐܶܦܝܣܩܘܦܳܐ ܕܡܰܐܝܘܡܐ4
  • يوحنا روفس الانطاكي اسقف مايوما3
  • John Rufus
  • Joannes Ruphos6
  • John Rufus1, 10
  • John Rufus the Antiochian, bishop of Mayoma2


  • bishop of Mayoma 2

Works by John Rufus in the New Handbook of Syriac Literature

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  • Floruit: ca. 4751

Works Cited

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  • 1 J.-E. Steppa, "John Rufus." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 231-232.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: 36, pp: 253.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: 218.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: 244.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: John Rufus.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: 184.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 7 Cornelia B Horn and Robert R Phenix (eds.), The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus, Writings from the Greco-Roman world, vol. 24 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008)Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “John Rufus — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܪܘܦܘܣ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “John Rufus — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܪܘܦܘܣ .” 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: John Rufus — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܪܘܦܘܣ

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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