John bar Abgare - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܐܒܓܪ̈ܐ (d. 5/16/0905) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Cath. He was the son of a certain Ishoʿ in Baghdad, and he became bp. of Zabe between 884 and 891. In the summer of 900 he was consecrated cath.1


  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܐܒܓܪ̈ܐ6, 7
  • John bar Abgare
  • ܝܘܿܚܲܢܵܢ ܒܲܪ ܐܲܒܓܵܪܹ̈ܐ2
  • John V bar Abgare4
  • Yoḥannan bar Ḥegire1
  • Yūḥannā b. al-Aʿraj1
  • Yoḥannan bar Abgare1


  • Ch. of E. 1

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  • Death: 5/16/09051

Works Cited

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  • 1 H. Kaufhold, "Yoḥannan bar Abgare." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 439-440.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, Ktābā d-metqre margānitā d-ʿal šrārā da-kresṭyānutā, 2nd ed. (Mosul: Mṭabbaʿtā ātoraytā d-ʿēdtā ʿattiqtā d-madnḥā, 1924), pp: 81.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:232.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 4 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: John V bar Abgare.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 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: 235.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “John bar Abgare — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܐܒܓܪ̈ܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified December 9, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “John bar Abgare — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܐܒܓܪ̈ܐ .” 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 December 9, 2016.

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Entry Title: John bar Abgare — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪ ܐܒܓܪ̈ܐ

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  • Data from Macuch, Abuna, De Urbina, Duval, Assemani (vols. 1-2), Chabot, Wright, and Brock collected, verified, reconciled, and entered by Kristian Heal
  • German data entry by Samer Khader
  • 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, Syriac 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
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts and addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH by Nathan P. Gibson

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