Zechariah Rhetor - ܙܟܪܝܐ ܡܠܝܠܐ (sometime between 450 - 550)

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Greek author and bp.1


  • ܙܟܪܝܐ ܡܠܝܠܐ4
  • ܙܟܰܪܝܳܐ ܡܠܻܝܠܳܐ4
  • زكريا الفصيح3
  • Zacharias Scholasticus1
  • Zacharias Scholasticus1
  • Zacharias bp. of Mytilene1
  • Zacharias Rhetor
  • Zachariah the Rhetor2
  • Zacharias7
  • Zacharias Rhetor1, 10
  • Zacharie le Rhéteur6
  • Zechariah Rhetor

Related Places in the Syriac Gazetteer

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  • Floruit: late 5th/early 6th cent.1

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Zacharias Rhetor." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 448-449.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Syriaca.org 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: 54, pp: 293.Link to Syriaca.org 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: 254.Link to Syriaca.org 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: 280.Link to Syriaca.org 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: Zacharias Rhetor, Zacharias Scholasticus.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 335, 340, 341, 342, 343, 466, 787.Link to Syriaca.org 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: 183-184.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 8 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 Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
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Zechariah Rhetor  Has literary connection to place (2) records.
Mayuma (settlement) - ܡܐܝܘܡܐ Names: MaïumaThe port city of Gaza .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/456
Anṣanā (settlement) - ܐܢܨܢܐ Names: AusanaThe seat of a bishop named Theodore whose biography, no longer extant, was ascribed to Zacharias Rhetor .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/1479
Zechariah Rhetor  Born at (1) records.
Gaza (settlement) - ܥܙܐ Names: GazzaA city near the coast of the southeastern Mediterranean Sea .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/87
Zechariah Rhetor  Has relation to place (4) records.
Beirut (settlement) - ܒܝܪܘܬ Names: Berytos"Beirut, Lebanon is mentioned in many Syr. Orth. texts in connection with the St. Jude monastery and church."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/46
Mytilene (island) - ܡܝܕܠܝܢ Names: MityleneLesbosMidyleneThe island of Lesbos in the north Aegean Sea.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/1478
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How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Zechariah Rhetor — ܙܟܪܝܐ ܡܠܝܠܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/58.


James E. Walters et al., “Zechariah Rhetor — ܙܟܪܝܐ ܡܠܝܠܐ .” 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. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/58.

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Entry Title: Zechariah Rhetor — ܙܟܪܝܐ ܡܠܝܠܐ

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 viaf.org records, data entry, data transformation, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with viaf.org records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, Arabic name entry, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with viaf.org 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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