Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene - ܝܫܘܥܝܗܒ ܚܕܝܒܝܐ (d. 659) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Patr. (649-59), author, and liturgical reformer.1


  • ܝܫܘܥܝܗܒ ܚܕܝܒܝܐ6, 7
  • Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene
  • ܝܫܘܥܝܗܒ ܒܪ ܒܣܛܘܗܡܓ5
  • ܝܑܼܫܘܿܥܝܲܗܒ ܚܕܲܝܵܒܵܝܵܐ2
  • Ishoyahb III of Adiabene4
  • Isho'jahb III, Katholikos7
  • Isho‘yahb bar Bestohmag, catholicos
  • Isho‘yahb bar Bestohmag, catholicos5
  • Īšōʾyahḇ bar Besṭōmag5
  • Yeshōʿyab bar Besṭōhmag
  • Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene1
  • Isho’yahb d’Adiabène5


  • Ch. of E. 1


In hagiography:

Works by Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene in the New Handbook of Syriac Literature

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  • Death: 6591
  • Office: 649-659 1

Works Cited

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

  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 218-219.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: 73.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:113.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: Ishoyahb III of Adiabene.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 847, 1645.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: 197-198.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: 86.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: 99-100.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: 45.Link to Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene — ܝܫܘܥܝܗܒ ܚܕܝܒܝܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified December 9, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene — ܝܫܘܥܝܗܒ ܚܕܝܒܝܐ .” 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: Ishoʿyahb III of Adiabene — ܝܫܘܥܝܗܒ ܚܕܝܒܝܐ

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
  • 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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