Simeon of Beth Arsham - ܫܡܥܘܢ ܕܒܝܬ ܐܪܫܡ (d. before 548) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


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  • ܫܡܥܘܢ ܕܒܝܬ ܐܪܫܡ4
  • Simeon of Beth Arsham
  • ܫܡܥܘܢ6
  • ܫܶܡܥܘܢ ܕܒܶܝܬ ܐܰܪܫܰܡ4
  • شمعون الارشمي3
  • Šemʾōn6
  • Shemʿōn
  • Simeon of Beth Arsham5
  • Symeon the Bishop
  • Syméon l’évêque6
  • Shemʿun of Beth Arsham1
  • Simon of Beth Arsham2
  • Syméon de Beth Archam6
  • Syméon de Beth Arsham6


  • Syr. Orth. 1


In hagiography: Shemʿōn features in John of Ephesus' Lives of the Eastern Saints.6

Related Places in the Syriac Gazetteer

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  • Death: before 5481

Works Cited

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

  • 1 L. Van Rompay, "Shemʿun of Beth Arsham." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 376.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: 49, pp: 290.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: 251.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: 277.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: Simeon of Beth Arsham.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 33, 787, 793, 1014, 2003, 592.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 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: 145-146.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: 69-70.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 9 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: 36.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Simeon of Beth Arsham  Has literary connection to place (2) records.
Dayro d-Mor Isḥaq (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܐܝܣܚܩ Names: Monastery of St. IsaacA monastery at al-Jabbūl near Aleppo.URI:
Nagran (settlement) - ܢܓܪܐܢ Names: NegranNajrānNajran"City in S. Arabia (Syr. Nagran, or Negran; Arab. Najrān), and city in Iraq."URI:
Simeon of Beth Arsham  Died at (1) records. Simeon of Beth Arsham  Has relation to place (6) records.
Ḥirta (settlement) - ܚܐܪܬܐ Names: al-ḤiraḤīraHiraḤirtā"Ancient city near the Euphrates to the southeast of present-day al-Najaf."URI:
Persia (region) - ܐܬܪ̈ܘܬܐ ܕܦܪܣ Names: IranA large plateau region stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf .URI:
Tigris (river) - ܕܩܠܬThe eastern major river of Mesopotamia, flowing from SE Turkey to the Persian Gulf.URI:
Seleucia (settlement) - ܣܠܝܩ"Located on the Tigris, south of modern Baghdad."URI:
Nisibis (settlement) - ܢܨܝܒܝܢ Names: NṣibinNusaybinṢobaNisibinṢōbā"City in Mesopotamia and important center of early Syriac Christianity."URI:
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Simeon of Beth Arsham — ܫܡܥܘܢ ܕܒܝܬ ܐܪܫܡ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified December 9, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Simeon of Beth Arsham — ܫܡܥܘܢ ܕܒܝܬ ܐܪܫܡ .” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 1 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published December 9, 2016.

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Entry Title: Simeon of Beth Arsham — ܫܡܥܘܢ ܕܒܝܬ ܐܪܫܡ

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, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  • Editing, document design, data architecture, encoding, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts, addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH, matching with records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, 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
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • 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
  • Entries adapted from the work of Jean Maurice Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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