Jacob of Nisibis - ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܢܨܝܒܝܢ (d. 337/8)

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Identity

First recorded bp. of Nisibis.1

Names:

  • ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܢܨܝܒܝܢ
  • Jacob of Nisibis
  • ܝܥܩܘܒ6
  • ܡܪܝ ܝܥܩܘܒ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܢܨܝܒܝܢ4
  • ܡܳܪܝ ܝܰܥܩܽܘܒ ܐܶܦܺܝܣܩܽܘܦܐ ܕܰܢܨܺܝܒܺܝܢ4
  • مار يعقوب اسقف نصيبين3
  • Jacob
  • Jacob of Nisibis
  • JACQUES7
  • Jacques de Nisibe6
  • Yaʾqōḇ6
  • Yaʿqōb
  • Jacob of Nisibis5
  • St. Jacob, bishop of Nisibin2
  • Yaʿqub of Nisibis1

Sex: male7

Saint

  • St. 2

Office

  • bishop of Nisibin 2

Description

In hagiography: Jacob was an important Bishop of Nisibis who built the large church of Nisibis. Ephrem the Syrian was deacon under him. He played an active role in the condemnation of Arius. The preservation of Nisibis when Shapur besieged it was attributed to his prayers.

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Dates

  • Floruit: 308-3387
  • Death: 337/81

Works Cited

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

  • 1 J. P. Amar, "Yaʿqub of Nisibis." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 433.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), pp: 230.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: 196.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: 220.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 of Nisibis.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 122, 123.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 220.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Paul Bedjan (ed.), Acta martyrum et sanctorum (Parisiis; Lipsiae: Harrasssowitz, 1890)., : IV, 263-73.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 9 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 405-11.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 10 Addai Scher, Kitāb ašhar šuhadā' al-mašriq (Vies des saints martyrs d'Orient (Mossoul, 1900)., : II, 1-10.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 11 P. Peeters, "La Légende de saint Jacques de Nisibe." Analecta Bollandiana vol. 38 (1922)., : 285-373.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 12 Jean Maurice Fiey, Nisibe, métropole syriaque orientale et ses suffragants des origines à nos jours (Louvain: Secrétariat du CorpusSCO, 1977)., : 21-26.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 13 Pontificia Università lateranense and Istituto Giovanni XXIII, Bibliotheca sanctorum (Roma: Istituto Giovanni XXIII nella Pontificia Università lateranense, 1961-1970)., : VI, 411-12.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Jacob of Nisibis — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܢܨܝܒܝܢ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified December 9, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/811.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Jacob of Nisibis — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܢܨܝܒܝܢ .” 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/811.

About this Entry

Entry Title: Jacob of Nisibis — ܝܥܩܘܒ ܕܢܨܝܒܝܢ

Additional Credit:

  • 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, Arabic 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 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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