John of Busra - ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܒܘܨܪ (d. 650) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors



  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܒܘܨܪ
  • ܝܘܚܢܢ ܡܝܛܪܘܦܘܠܝܛܐ ܕܒܘܨܪ3
  • ܝܘܚܰܢܢ ܡܝܛܪܘܦܘܠܝܛܳܐ ܕܒܘܨܰܪ3
  • يوحنا مطران بصرى2
  • John of Bosra
  • John of Busra
  • John, metropolitan of Buṣra1
  • Yuḥanon of Buṣra


  • Metropolitan of Buṣra 1

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  • Death: 6501

Works Cited

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  • 1 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: 89, pp: 323.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 281.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 307.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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John of Busra  Died at (1) records.
Amida (settlement) - ܐܡܝܕ Names: AmidDiyarbakırOmidDiyarbakirĀmidDiyārbakr"City in upper Mesopotamia."URI:
John of Busra  Has relation to place (2) records.
Bostra (settlement) - ܒܘܨܪ Names: BoṣraBuṣraEski Shām"City in the Ḥawrān, present-day southern Syria, ca. 120 fan. south of Damascus."URI:
St. John the Baptist (church) - ܗܝܟܠܐ ܡܪܝ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܡܥܡܕܢܐ Names: Church of St. John the BaptistA church probably in Amid .URI:

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


James E. Walters et al., “John of Busra — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܒܘܨܪ .” 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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Entry Title: John of Busra — ܝܘܚܢܢ ܕܒܘܨܪ

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, 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, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Arabic name entry by Jad Kaado
  • 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

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