Sergius Bahira - ܣܪܓܝܣ ܒܚܝܪܐ


Sargis Bḥira is the name of a Syriac monk who allegedly met the Prophet Muḥammad and inspired him to begin preaching to the Arabs.1


  • ܣܪܓܝܣ ܒܚܝܪܐ
  • Sergius Bahira
  • Bahira2
  • Sergios Baḥira1
  • Sargis Bḥira1

Works Cited

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  • 1 B. H. Roggema, "Sargis Bḥira." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 359-360, 359-360.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Bahira.Link to Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Sergius Bahira — ܣܪܓܝܣ ܒܚܝܪܐ ” in last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Sergius Bahira — ܣܪܓܝܣ ܒܚܝܪܐ .” In , edited by David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Sergius Bahira — ܣܪܓܝܣ ܒܚܝܪܐ

Additional Credit:

  • Editing, document design, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Matching with records, data entry, data transformation, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • 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
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts and addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH by Nathan P. Gibson

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