Ahudemmeh - ܐܚܘܕܐܡܗ (d. 575 or 8/2/0575)

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Metropolitan ‘of the East’, known as the Apostle of the Arabs.1


  • ܐܚܘܕܐܡܗ
  • Ahudemmeh
  • Aḥudemmeh of Balad1
  • ܐܚܘܕܡܗ5
  • ܡܪܝ ܐܚܘܕܐܡܗ4
  • ܡܳܪܝ ܐܰܚܘܕܶܐܡܗ4
  • مار احودامه3
  • Ahoudemmeh
  • Ahoudemmeh5
  • Aḥūdemmeh
  • Aḥudemmeh
  • Ahudemmeh of Balad
  • Mar Aḥudemeh2
  • ʾAḥūdemmēh5

Sex: male6


  • Syr. Orth. 1


  • Martyr 6


In hagiography: Aḥūdemmeh was Bishop of Beth ʿArbaye and Catholicos of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the Sasanian Empire. Aḥūdemmeh also converted tribes of Arabs and died in prison.

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  • Death: 5756 or 8/2/05751

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Aḥudemmeh of Balad." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 13.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: 62, pp: 299.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: 259.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: 285.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 474.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 36.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : I, 73-74.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 8 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: 178.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 9 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 116.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 10 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 77.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 11 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: 38.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
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Ahudemmeh  Born at (1) records.
Balad (settlement) - ܒܠܕ Names: Aski MosulBalaṭEski Mosul"Balad Assyrian Balaṭ Syriac and Arabic Balad or Balaṭ and modern Aski Mosul Turkish for Old Mosul are names referring to a town..."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/42
Ahudemmeh  Possibly identical (1) records.
Ahudemmeh - ܐܚܘܗܕܐܡܗ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 6th cent? ) Names: AḥudemmehAḥudemeh MarAhoudemmeh of TagritAhudemmeh"Author of a work on human physiology."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/325
Ahudemmeh  Has relation to place (3) records.
Beth ʿArbaye (diocese) - ܒܐܥܪ̈ܒܐܝܐ Names: BaʿarbāyāBet ArabayeBeth ArbayeBeth ‘ArbayeBaarbāyāBa‘arbāyā"Ecclesiastical province extending from Beth Zabdai northward, Balad southward, and Nisibis westward, the latter being its capital city."URI: http://syriaca.org/place/31
Diyār Rabīʿa (region) - ܓܙܪܬܐ ܥܠܝܬܐ Names: Upper JaziraDiyār RabiʿaDiyār RabīaDiyār Rabī‘aDiyār RabiaDiyār Rabi‘aURI: http://syriaca.org/place/321
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James E. Walters et al., “Ahudemmeh — ܐܚܘܕܐܡܗ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/67.


James E. Walters et al., “Ahudemmeh — ܐܚܘܕܐܡܗ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by David A. Michelson, Nathan P. Gibson and Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/67.

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Entry Title: Ahudemmeh — ܐܚܘܕܐܡܗ

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  • 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
  • Data architecture and encoding by David A. Michelson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • 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
  • 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, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Arabic name entry by Jad Kaado
  • 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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