John Shahin of Amida - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܐܗܝܢ ܐܡܝܕܝܐ (d. 1755) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Scribe and bp. for various dioceses. He was born Yuḥanon b. Shahīn b. Shamo of Amid, also nicknamed b. al-ʿAraqjanji 'son of the maker of ʿarraqiyya (a small cap worn under a turban to absorb sweat)'.1


  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܐܗܝܢ ܐܡܝܕܝܐ
  • ܡܛܪܘܦܘܠܝܛܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܐܗܝܢ ܐܡܝܕܝܐ4
  • ܡܶܛܪܘܦܘܠܝܛܳܐ ܝܘܚܰܢܢ ܫܰܐܗܝܢ ܐܡܝܕܳܝܳܐ4
  • المطران يوحنا شاهين الآمدي3
  • Iwannis Yuḥanon1
  • John Shahin of Amida
  • Metropolitan John Shahin of Amid2


  • Metropolitan 2


  • Syr. Orth. 1

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  • Death: 17551

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  • 1 G. A. Kiraz, "Iwannis Yuḥanon." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 224-225, 224-225.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), pp: 21.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: 30.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: 41.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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James E. Walters et al., “John Shahin of Amida — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܐܗܝܢ ܐܡܝܕܝܐ .” 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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