Silas of Qardu - ܣܠܘܢܘܣ ܕܩܪܕܘ (sometime between 650 - 950) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Author, or compiler, of two sets of questions and answers appended to the Urmia recension of Theodoros bar Koni’s ‘Scholion’, as well as of some of the additional passages in the body of that recension.1


  • ܣܠܘܢܘܣ ܕܩܪܕܘ
  • Silas of Qardu
  • Silvanus
  • Silvanus de Qardu3
  • Silvanus of Qardu
  • Silwanos of Qardu1


  • Ch. of E. 1

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  • Floruit: ca. 8/9th?1

Works Cited

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  • 1 H. Takahashi, "Silwanos of Qardu." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 379.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 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: 197.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 3 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 85.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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James E. Walters et al., “Silas of Qardu — ܣܠܘܢܘܣ ܕܩܪܕܘ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Silas of Qardu — ܣܠܘܢܘܣ ܕܩܪܕܘ .” 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., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Silas of Qardu — ܣܠܘܢܘܣ ܕܩܪܕܘ

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