John Barbur - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪܒܘܪ (sometime between 550 - 600) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


When Patr. Peter of Kallinikos went to Alexandria in ca. 581 he took with him as theological experts Yuḥanon Barbur and Proba; the two men, however, were won over to the Neo-Chalcedonian position on a technical matter by the sophist Stephanos.1


  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪܒܘܪ
  • John Barbur
  • John Barbur2
  • Yuḥanon Barbur1


  • Syr. Orth. 1
  • Chalcedonian 1

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  • Floruit: late 6th cent.1

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Yuḥanon Barbur." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 444, 444.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: John Barbur.Link to Bibliographic Record.

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James E. Walters et al., “John Barbur — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪܒܘܪ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “John Barbur — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܒܪܒܘܪ .” 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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