Denha - ܕܢܚܐ
Floruit: 9th cent.?1
Assemani puts this Denha in the 8th century, but he must have rather been active in the 9th century if he is the person meant by John bar Zoʿbi, who (in a British Library manuscript catalogued by Wright) identified the Denha who authored a commentary on Aristotle's Analytics as a disciple of the Church of the East catholicos Ishoʿ bar Nun. Barsoum's identification of this Denha with an apparently West Syriac Denha who wrote a certain treatise against heretics is to be questioned. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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- 1 S. D. Ryan, "Denḥa." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), entry: 161, pp: 118.
- 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: 76.
- 3 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: 220.
- 4 J.S. Assemani, De scriptoribus Syris Nestorianis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 3 (Rome, 1725), pp: 175.
- 5 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 218-219.
- 6 Rubens Duval, La littérature syriaque, Troisième Edition , Anciennes littératures chrétiennes, vol. 2; Bibliothèque de l'enseignement de l'histoire ecclésiastique (Paris: Librairie Victor Lecoffre, 1907), pp: 387-388.
- 7 William Wright, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1838 (London: Gilbert and Rivington, 1870-1872), vol: 3, pp: 1176.
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Entry Title: Denha — ܕܢܚܐ
- 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
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