Porphyry of Tyre - ܦܪܦܘܪܝܘܣ (ca. 232 - ca. 305)

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Greek author and Neoplatonist.1


  • ܦܪܦܘܪܝܘܣ
  • Porphyry1, 2, 10
  • Porphyry of Tyre
  • ܒܪ ܦܝܪܘܣ4
  • ܒܰܪ ܦܺܝܪܘܣ4
  • برفيريوس3

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  • Birth: ca. 2321
  • Death: ca. 3051


: Dolabani's Syriac name erroneously back-transliterates from the Arabic rather then providing the Syriac form used earlier: ܒܪ ܦܝܪܘܣ ܒܰܪ ܦܺܝܪܘܣ

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Porphyry." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 337-338, 337-338.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), pp: 181.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: 156.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: 178.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: Porphyry.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Porphyry of Tyre — ܦܪܦܘܪܝܘܣ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/684.


James E. Walters et al., “Porphyry of Tyre — ܦܪܦܘܪܝܘܣ .” 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/684.

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  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with viaf.org records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, Syriac name entry, Arabic name entry, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with viaf.org records by Alex Vawter
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  • GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry and proofreading by the Syriac Research Group, University of Alabama
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