Theodotus of Amid - ܬܐܘܕܘܛܘܣ ܕܐܡܝܕܐ (d. 698 or 8/15/0698) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Holy man and bp. His Syr. name is written with final ālaph, which has led modern scholars to read ‘Theodota’ or ‘Theodote’.1


  • ܬܐܘܕܘܛܘܣ ܕܐܡܝܕܐ
  • Theodotus of Amid
  • Theodotus
  • Theodotus of Amida2
  • Theodute of Amida
  • Théodote d’Amid3
  • Theodotos of Amid1

Sex: male4


  • Syr. Orth. 1


In hagiography: Theodute was the Bishop of Amida. He was born in Ingilene and was a monk at Qenneshrin. He served the poor. He taught chant to the monks at Qartmin. He was known to travel with a bag full of relics to use in healing others.

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  • Death: 6984 or 8/15/06981

Works Cited

Any information without attribution has been created following the editorial guidelines.

  • 1 J. Tannous, "Theodotos of Amid." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 408-409.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: Theodotus of Amida.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 869.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 444.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 A. Vööbus, "Découverte de la biographie de Théodote d’Amid par Sem’on de Samosate." Le Muséon vol. 89 (1976)., : 39-42.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 "The Garshuni Version of the Life of Theodotos of Amida." Andrew Palmer (ed.), Parole de l'Orient vol. 16 (1990)., : 253-60.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 7 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : II, 1227-28.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Theodotus of Amid — ܬܐܘܕܘܛܘܣ ܕܐܡܝܕܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Theodotus of Amid — ܬܐܘܕܘܛܘܣ ܕܐܡܝܕܐ .” 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., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Theodotus of Amid — ܬܐܘܕܘܛܘܣ ܕܐܡܝܕܐ

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  • 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 records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with 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
  • 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
  • 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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