Theodore Abu Qurra - ܬܐܘܕܘܪܘܣ ܐܒܘ ܩܘܪܪܗ (d. probably after 829) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Author, bp. of Ḥarran.1


  • ܬܐܘܕܘܪܘܣ ܐܒܘ ܩܘܪܪܗ4
  • ܬܶܐܘܳܕܳܘܪܳܘܣ ܐܰܒܘ ܩܘܽܪܪܰܗ4
  • ثاودورس ابو قرَّة3
  • Theodore Abu Qurrah5
  • Theodore Abu Qurra
  • Theodore Ibn Qurra2
  • Theodoros Abū Qurra1


  • Melk. 1

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  • Death: probably after 8291


: The English translation of Barsoum's Scattered Pearls replaced "Abu" with "Ibn" in the name: Theodore Ibn Qurra

Works Cited

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  • 1 A. M. Butts, "Theodoros Abū Qurra." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 403-405, 403-405.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to 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: 387.Link to 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: 340.Link to 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: 368.Link to 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: Theodore Abu Qurrah.Link to Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Theodore Abu Qurra — ܬܐܘܕܘܪܘܣ ܐܒܘ ܩܘܪܪܗ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Theodore Abu Qurra — ܬܐܘܕܘܪܘܣ ܐܒܘ ܩܘܪܪܗ .” 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: Theodore Abu Qurra — ܬܐܘܕܘܪܘܣ ܐܒܘ ܩܘܪܪܗ

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  • Editing, Syriac name entry, Arabic name entry, 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
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