Nestorius - ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ (386 or ca. 381? - 450 or ca. 450) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Bp. of Constantinople from 428 to 431.1


  • ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ
  • Nestorius
  • Nestorius1, 2, 10, 8
  • ܢܣܛܘܪ4
  • ܢܣܛܘܪܝܘܣ8
  • ܢܣܛܘܪܝܘܣ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ6
  • ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ5
  • ܢܰܣܛܘܪ4
  • ܢܶܣܛܘܽܪܝܳܘܣ ܦܰܛܪܺܝܰܪܟܳܐ6
  • ܢܸܣܛܘܿܪܝܼܣ ܦܵܛܲܪܝܵܪܟܵܐ5
  • نسطور3
  • Nestorius of Constantinople
  • Nestorius ou Trois docteurs nestoriens8
  • Nesṭōrīyōs
  • Nesṭōrīyōs8

Sex: male9


In hagiography: In hagiography: Nestorius of Constantinople was a doctor of the Church of the East.
In hagiography:

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  • Birth: 3869 or ca. 381?1
  • Death: 4509 or ca. 4501

Works Cited

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  • 1 G. A. Bevan, "Nestorius." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 306-307.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: 265.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: 38.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: 255.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, Ktābā d-metqre margānitā d-ʿal šrārā da-kresṭyānutā, 2nd ed. (Mosul: Mṭabbaʿtā ātoraytā d-ʿēdtā ʿattiqtā d-madnḥā, 1924), pp: 67.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:35.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 7 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Nestorius.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 580, 581, 870, 959, 734.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 9 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 328.Link to Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Nestorius — ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Nestorius — ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ .” 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 August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Nestorius — ܢܣܛܘܪܝܣ

Additional Credit:

  • 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, Arabic 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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