Rabban Hormizd - ܪܒܢ ܗܘܪܡܝܙܕ ܥܓ̰ܡܝܐ

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The Chaldean monastery of Rabban Hormizd, built upon a mountain ridge northeast of Alqosh in northern Iraq, is famous not only for its magnificent location and impressive buildings, but also for its central role in the history of the transmission of E.-Syr. literature and its importance in the struggles between the Chald. Church and the Ch. of E., to which the monastery originally belonged.1

Place Type: monastery

Location

Brief Descriptions

  • 264. Hormizd, Monastery of Rabban1

Events

  • Monastery founded by Rabban Hormizd of Beth Lapaṭ, formerly of the monastery of Rabban Bar ʿEdta

    1
  • Repair of the monastery gate.

    5
  • The monastery was attacked by Murād Bey.

    1
  • The monastery was attacked by Kurdish raiders.

    1
  • The monastery was attacked by Kurdish raiders.

    1
  • The monastery was attacked by Nādir Shāh.

    1
  • The monastery was abandoned.

    1, 5
  • The monastery was re-founded by Gabriel Dambo.

    5
  • The monastery was attacked by Kurdish raiders.

    1
  • The monastery was attacked by Kurdish raiders.

    1

Attestations

  • Attestation of allegiance to Catholicos Shemʿon in an inscription.

    5
  • Attestation of East Syrian Catholicos Shemʿon who died on 20 Shebaṭ 1808 A. G. (20 February 1497) according to tomb inscription.

    5
  • Attestation of allegiance to Catholicos Shemʿon who died 5 Ab 1849 A.G. (5 August 1538) in an inscription.

    5
  • Attestation of allegiance to Catholicos Shemʿon who died the start of Tishri I 1570 (November 1558) in an inscription.

    5
  • Attestation of allegiance to the traditionalist Catholicos Eliya VII in an inscription.

    5
  • Attestation of name ܪܲܒ̇ܢ ܗܘܿܪܡܝܼܙܕ ܥܲܓ̰ܡܵܝܐ in the colophon of Mardin, Chaldean Cathedral Ms. Macomber 32,19 [HMML CCM 00168].

    6
  • Attestation of death in 2084 A.G. (1773) of Deacon Yawsep, brother of Church of the East Catholicos Eliya X, in an inscription

    5
  • Attestation of allegiance to Pope Pius VII in an inscription.

    5
  • Attestation of inscription with single qnoma confession.

    5

Known Religious Communities

This list is not necessarily exhaustive, and the order does not represent importance or proportion of the population. Dates do not represent starting or ending dates of a group's presence, but rather when they are attested. Instead, the list only represents groups for which Syriaca.org has source(s) and dates.

  • Christians (attested as early as 1485, as late as 1883)
    • Syriac (attested as early as 1485, as late as 1883)
      • East Syrian (attested as early as 1485, as late as 1538-08-05) 1
        • Chaldean Catholic (attested as early as 1818, as late as 1883) 5
        • Church of the East (attested as early as 1558-11, as late as 1773) 1
  Is this record complete?

Works Cited

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  • 1 H. L. Murre-van den Berg, "Hormizd, Monastery of Rabban." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 203-205.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 17, 113, 203–205 (with fig. 57), 210, 226, 265, 349, 359, 379, 398, 436, 443, 451 (fig. 3c), 456 (fig. 56c), map: Map II C1, IV.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: monastery of Rabban Hormizd.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 David Wilmshurst, The ecclesiastical organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 582; Subsidia, tomus 104 (Leuven: Peeters, 2000), p: 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 47, 59-60, 78, 79, 89, 94, 96, 106, 121, 122, 125, 127, 129, 130, 134, 138, 140, 143, 145, 146, 147, 156, 163, 164, 171, 173, 176, 181, 186, 188, 189, 190, 191, 193, 197, 201, 205, 210, 213, 220, 226, 227, 228, 229, 231, 232, 236, 239, 241, 242, 243, 245, 246, 250, 256, 257, 258-270, 272, 273, 274, 297, 318, 326, 348, 351, 353, 354, 355, 358, 359, 363.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Jacques Marie Vosté, "Les inscriptions de Rabban Hormizd et de N.-D. des Semences près d’Alqoš (Iraq)." Le Muséon vol. 43 (1930), p: 266-268, 271-272, 274-276, 281-284, 286-287.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Mardin, Chaldean Cathedral Ms. Macomber 32,19 [HMML CCM 00168] , fol: 93v.

Names

  • ܪܒܢ ܗܘܪܡܝܙܕ ܥܓ̰ܡܝܐ6
  • Rabban Hormizd2
  • ܪܲܒ̇ܢ ܗܘܿܪܡܝܼܙܕ ܥܲܓ̰ܡܵܝܐ6
  • monastery of Rabban Hormizd3
  • Rabban Bar Edta
  • Rabban Bar ‘Edta
  • Rabban Hormizd the Persian4

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, “Rabban Hormizd — ܪܒܢ ܗܘܪܡܝܙܕ ܥܓ̰ܡܝܐ ” in last modified December 9, 2016, http://syriaca.org/place/168.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson, “Rabban Hormizd — ܪܒܢ ܗܘܪܡܝܙܕ ܥܓ̰ܡܝܐ .” In , edited by ., edited by David A. Michelson et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published December 9, 2016. http://syriaca.org/place/168.

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  • Data merging, Pleiades and Wikipedia linking, and XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Wilmshurst index information entry by Anthony Davis
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by David A. Michelson
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by William L. Potter
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by Daniel L. Schwartz

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