Jacob Baradaeus - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܝܐ (d. 578)

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Bp. of Edessa (542–578) and missionary.1


  • ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܝܐ
  • Jacob Baradaeus
  • ܝܥܩܘܒ6
  • ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܝܐ6
  • ܝܥܩܘܒ ܘܬܐܘܕܘܪܐ6
  • ܡܪܝ ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܢܐ4
  • ܡܪܝ ܝܰܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܳܢܐ4
  • مار يعقوب البرادعي3
  • Jacob
  • Jacobus Burde'ana (Baradaeus)15
  • Jacob Baradaeus1
  • Jacques6
  • Jacques Baradée6
  • Yaʾqōḇ6
  • Jacob Burdʿoyo
  • Mar Jacob Baradaeus2
  • Yaʿqub Burdʿoyo1

Sex: male7


  • Syr. Orth. 1


In hagiography: Jacob Baradaeus is commemorated as a monk educated at the monastery of Phesilta. During the sixth-century struggle between miaphysite clergy and Chalcedonian bishops, Jacob ordained a separate hierarchy of miaphysite clergy. Because of his efforts, The Syrian Orthodox Church was sometimes called "The Jacobite church". He also negotiated with the empress Theodora and Harith, the Ghassanid client king. He was ordained by Theodosius of Alexandria and travelled extensively to revive the miaphysite clergy.

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  • Death: 5781, 7
  • Office: 542-578 1

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Yaʿqub Burdʿoyo." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 431-432.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: 64, pp: 300.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: 260.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: 286.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: Jacob Baradaeus.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 632, 641, 642, 633.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 222.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 392-93.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 10 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 2nd. Ed. (Aleppo, 1956)., : 325-26.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 11 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : I, 1017-18.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 12 D.D. Bundy, "Jacob Baradaeus. The State of Research, a Review of Sources and a New Approach." Le Muséon vol. 91 (1978)., : 45-86.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 13 M.A. Kugener, ROC , : 196-217, Note: On the theft of his body, see .
  • 14 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: 174-175.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
  • 15 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 111.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 16 J.S. Assemani, De Scriptoribus Syris Monophysitis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 2 (Rome: Typis Sacræ Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719), pp: 62-9.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 17 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 73-74.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 18 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 85-8.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
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Jacob Baradaeus  Died at (1) records. Jacob Baradaeus  Born at (1) records.
Tella (settlement) - ܬܠܐ Names: ConstantinaTell MawzaltMawzanWayran ShahrViransehirA town east of Edessa and west of Mardin .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/200
Jacob Baradaeus  Has relation to place (23) records.
Phesilta (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܦܣܝܠܬܐ Names: Fsīltā MonasteryQuarry MonasteryA monastery near Tella .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/373
Edessa (settlement) - ܐܘܪܗܝ Names: UrfaAdmeAntiochia KallirhoeUrhayA city of Mesopotamia , the capital of the ancient kingdom of Osrhoene , modern Urfa.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/78
Syria (region) - ܣܘܪܝܐA historical region bounded on the north by the Euphrates River and the Taurus Mountains on the west by the Mediterranean Sea on the...URI: http://syriaca.org/place/486
Armenia (region) - ܐܪܡܢܝܐA mountainous region between the Caspian Sea and eastern Anatolia, south of Georgia and north of Kurdistan.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/576
Cilicia (region) - ܩܝܠܝܩܝܐAn Anatolian coastal region north of Antioch.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/55
Isauria (province) - ܐܝܣܘܪܝܐA Roman coastal province of south-central Anatolia north of the island of Cyprus .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/99
Anatolia (region) - ܐܢܐܛܘܠ Names: Asia MinorThe peninsula constituting the westernmost portion of Asia.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/504
Rhodes (island) - ܪܘܕܘܣAn island off the south-western coast of Asia Minor .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/1534
Chios (island) - ܟܝܘAn island off the western coast of Asia Minor .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/1529
Mytilene (island) - ܡܝܕܠܝܢ Names: MityleneLesbosMidyleneThe island of Lesbos in the north Aegean Sea.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/1478
Mesopotamia (province) - [Syriac Not Available]A province of the Roman Empire centered around Amida .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/124
Mesopotamia (region) - ܒܝܬ ܢܗܪ̈ܝܢThe watershed of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, including southeastern Turkey, northeastern Syria, all of Iraq, and western Iran.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/1452
Persia (region) - ܐܬܪ̈ܘܬܐ ܕܦܪܣ Names: IranA large plateau region stretching from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf .URI: http://syriaca.org/place/526
Persian-Sasanian Empire (state) - [Syriac Not Available]The empire east of the Roman Empire which lasted from 224 to 651 CE.URI: http://syriaca.org/place/150
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Jacob Baradaeus — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܝܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified December 9, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/69.


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Jacob Baradaeus — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܝܐ .” 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. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published December 9, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/69.

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Entry Title: Jacob Baradaeus — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܒܘܪܕܥܝܐ

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, 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 viaf.org records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with viaf.org records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, Syriac 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
  • 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
  • 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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