Severus Sebokht - ܣܐܘܝܪܐ ܣܐܒܘܟܬ (d. 666/7) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Scholar, astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, Bp. of Qenneshre (city south of Aleppo); or Bp. of the Monastery of Qenneshre on the east bank of the Euphrates.1


  • ܣܐܘܝܪܐ ܣܐܒܘܟܬ4
  • Severus Sebokht
  • ܣܶܐܘܝܪܶܐ ܣܰܐܒܘܟܬ4
  • ساويرا سابوخت3
  • Severus Sebokht
  • Severus Sebokt7
  • Severos Sebokht1
  • Severus Sabukht2
  • Severus Sebokht5


  • Syr. Orth. 1

Works by Severus Sebokht in the New Handbook of Syriac Literature

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  • Death: 666/71

Works Cited

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  • 1 G. J. Reinink, "Severos Sebokht." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 368.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: 94, pp: 325.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: 283.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: 310.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: Severus Sebokht.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 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: 246-247.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 7 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 126.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 82-83.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 9 Sebastian Paul Brock, A Brief Outline of Syriac Literature, 2nd ed., rev. and enlarged , Mōrān ʾEthʾō, vol. 9 (Kottayam: St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, 2008), pp: 45.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Severus Sebokht  Has literary connection to place (4) records.
Nineveh (settlement) - ܢܝܢܘܐ"A very ancient city in northern Iraq located on the eastern side of the Tigris River directly across from the medieval and modern..."URI:
Cyprus (province) - [Syriac Not Available]A province of the Roman Empire , coinciding with the island of Cyprus .URI:
See all 4  
Severus Sebokht  Born at (1) records.
Nisibis (settlement) - ܢܨܝܒܝܢ Names: NṣibinNusaybinṢobaNisibinṢōbā"City in Mesopotamia and important center of early Syriac Christianity."URI:
Severus Sebokht  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:
Qenneshrin (settlement) - [Syriac Not Available] Names: ChalcisQinneshrinA city southwest of Aleppo and east of Antioch .URI:

How to Cite This Entry

James E. Walters et al., “Severus Sebokht — ܣܐܘܝܪܐ ܣܐܒܘܟܬ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Severus Sebokht — ܣܐܘܝܪܐ ܣܐܒܘܟܬ .” 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: Severus Sebokht — ܣܐܘܝܪܐ ܣܐܒܘܟܬ

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
  • 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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