Mor Behnam - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܒܗܢܡ

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Situated ca. 36 km. southeast of Mosul, Dayro d-Mor Behnam contains the only full program of medieval church decoration that survives to this day in Iraq.1

Place Type: monastery

Brief Descriptions

  • ܘܡܶܬܶܐܡܰܪ ܠܗ ܕܰܝܪܐ ܕܓܘܒܳܐ ܒܬܰܝܡܰܢ ܡܰܕܢܰܚ ܡܰܘܨܠ ܡܰܪܕܶܐ ܫܶܬ ܫܳܥܝ̈ܢ. ܐܶܫܬܰܬܐܣ ܒܫܘܪܳܝ ܕܳܪܳܐ ܚܡܝܫܳܝܳܐ. ܘܐܶܬܢܰܦܰܩܘ ܒܗ ܬܪܶܝܢ ܡܰܦܪܝܳܢ̈ܐ ܘܫܰܒܥܳܐ ܐܶܦܝܣܩܘܦ̈ܐ ܘܒܰܫܢܰܬ 1839 ܐܰܚܕܘܗܝ ܐܰܝܠܶܝܢ ܕܰܦܪܰܫܘ ܠܩܰܬܘܠܝܩܘܬܐ ܘܝܰܬܝܪ ܡܶܢ ܫܬܝܢ ܫܢܺܝ̈ܢ ܦܳܫ ܣܦܝܩ. ܘܝܰܘܡܳܢ ܥܰܡܝܪ ܗܘ. 3
  • ويقال له دير الجبّ، جنوبي شرقي الموصل مسير ست ساعات عنها انشىء صدر القرن الخامس وتخرج فيه مفريانان وسبعة اساقفة وسنة 1839 تولته الفرقة المتكثلكة وامسى خاليا نيفاً وستين سنة وهو الآن آهل4
  • 91. Behnam, Dayro d-Mor1
  • also called the Pit Monastery, is situated about six hours’ journey southeast of Mosul. It was built in the beginning of the fifth century. From it graduated one Maphryono and seven bishops. In 1839, it was usurped by a group which seceded and joined the Catholic church. It was deserted for some sixty years, but is now populated.5

Corrigenda

In Dolabani's translation of Barsoum's description ܘܐܶܬܢܰܦܰܩܘ should read ܘܶܐܬܢܰܦܰܩܘ.
In Barsoum's description انشىء should read انشئ.
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Works Cited

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  • 1 B. Snelders, "Behnam, Dayro d-Mor." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 66-68.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: 34 (fig. 7), 39, 66–68 (with fig. 25, 26, 27, 28), 294 (fig. 80), 344, 350, 389, 453 (fig. 12c).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), p: 544.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), p: 509.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), p: 561.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 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 Mar Behnam.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

Names

  • ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܒܗܢܡ
  • Mor Behnam2
  • ܕܰܝܪܳܐ ܕܡܳܪܝ ܒܶܗܢܰܡ3
  • دير مار بهنام4
  • Bahnam Monastery5
  • Monastery of Mar Behnam6

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Mor Behnam — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܒܗܢܡ ” in last modified February 6, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/225.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Mor Behnam — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܒܗܢܡ .” In , edited by ., edited by David A. Michelson et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published February 6, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/225.

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  • Initial Barsoum entry creation by David A. Michelson
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