Athanasius I Gamolo - ܐܬܢܐܣܝܘܣ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܓܡܠܐ (d. 631) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Long-serving Patr. of the Syr. Orth. Church in the late 6th and early 7th cent.1


  • ܐܬܢܐܣܝܘܣ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܓܡܠܐ4
  • Athanasius I Gamolo
  • ܐܰܬܰܢܰܐܣܝܘܣ ܩܰܕܡܳܝܐ ܓܰܡܳܠܳܐ4
  • اثناسيوس الاول الجَّمال3
  • ATHANASE, patriarche6
  • Athanasios I Gamala
  • Athanasius
  • Athanasius Gammala5
  • Athanasius I Patriarcha10
  • Gammala
  • Athanase le Chamelier (Gammāla)6
  • Athanasios I Gamolo1
  • Athanasius I Gamolo2

Sex: male6


  • Syr. Orth. 1


In hagiography: In hagiography: Athanasius the Cameldriver was Patriarch of Antioch who benefited from the actions of Emperor Heraclius.

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  • Death: 6311, 2
  • Patriarch: patriarch 6

Works Cited

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  • 1 J. Tannous, "Athanasios I Gamolo." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 45-46.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), entry: 83, pp: 318.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: 277.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: 303.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: Athanasius Gammala.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 54.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Alfred Baudrillart et al., Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1912)., : IV, col. 1363-64, s.v. 28.Athanase I; Nau, Note: On his theological positions, cf. Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 8 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : I, 287.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 9 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: 185-186.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 10 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 118.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Athanasius I Gamolo  Has literary connection to place (3) records.
Amida (settlement) - ܐܡܝܕ Names: AmidDiyarbakırOmidDiyarbakirĀmidDiyārbakr"City in upper Mesopotamia."URI:
Mor Matay (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܡܬܝ Names: Matthew Monasterymonastery of Mar MattayMār Mattai"Located on the Alfof Mountain known in Arabic as Jabal Maqlūb 35 km northeast of Mosul the monastery is mostly known by its..."URI:
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Athanasius I Gamolo  Born at (1) records.
Samosata (settlement) - ܫܡܝܫܛA town on the Euphrates northwest of Edessa .URI:
Athanasius I Gamolo  Has relation to place (2) records.
Qenneshre (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܩܢܫܪܝܢ Names: QenneshrinQenneshrin MonasteryMonastery of Qenneshre"A W Syr monastery that in its heyday 6th 9th cent stood out as a center of Greek study in the Syriac speaking..."URI:

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Athanasius I Gamolo — ܐܬܢܐܣܝܘܣ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܓܡܠܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Athanasius I Gamolo — ܐܬܢܐܣܝܘܣ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܓܡܠܐ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson, Nathan P. Gibson and Thomas A. Carlson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Athanasius I Gamolo — ܐܬܢܐܣܝܘܣ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܓܡܠܐ

Additional Credit:

  • 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, 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
  • Arabic name entry by Jad Kaado
  • 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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