Mar Zakkay - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܙܟܝ

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A monastery near Kallinikos.

Place Type: monastery

Location

  • Coordinates :
    • Lat. 35.978601° Long. 39.002571°6

Brief Descriptions

  • ܒܩܰܠܘܢܝܩܝ ܒܓܶܒ ܢܗܰܪ ܒܰܐܠܚ. ܕܰܝܪܐ ܕܢܰܦܝ̣ܩ ܫܡܗ ܘܒܶܗ ܐܶܬܥܰܢܘܝ̣ ܝܘܚܰܢܢ ܕܬܶܠܐ ܫܢܰܬ 508 ܘܐܶܬܢܰܦܩ ܝܘܚܰܢܢ ܪܒܝܥܳܝܳܐ ܘܐܰܪܒܥܳܐ ܘܥܶܣܪܝܢ ܐܶܦܝܣܩܘܦ̈ܐ ܥܕܰܡܐ ܠܰܫܢܰܬ 954 ܫܪܳܐ ܒܗ ܒܚܰܕ ܝܽܘܡ ܗܰܐܪܘܢ ܪܰܫܝܕ ܘܰܒܣܶܡ ܠܗ ܘܰܥܒܰܕ ܛܳܒ̈ܬܐ ܠܐܢܳܫ̈ܰܘܗܝ.2
  • بالرقة وعلى جانبيه نهرالبليخ كان ديراً عظيماً ذائعاً صيته فيه ترهب يوحنا التلي سنة 508 وتخرد يوحنا الرابع وعشرون اسقفاً حتى سنة 954 نزل به يوماً هارون الرشيد فاستطابه وبرّ اهله.3
  • in al-Raqqa, surrounded by the Balikh river. It was once a great and famous monastery; John of Talla became a monk there in 508. From this monastery graduated Patriarch John IV and twenty bishops, but it declined after 954. The Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid visited it one day, liked it and bestowed favors on its monks.4

Attestation

  • Attestation of name دير زَكّى in the Muʿjam al-buldān of Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.

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Corrigenda

In Dolabani's translation of Barsoum's description ܘܐܶܬܢܰܦܩ and ܘܐܰܪܒܥܳܐ should read ܘܶܐܬܢܰܦܩ and ܘܰܐܪܒܥܳܐ respectively.
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Works Cited

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  • 1 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 39, 273, 447.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), p: 546.Link to Syriaca.org 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), p: 510.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 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: 570.Link to Syriaca.org 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: monastery of Mar Zakkay, Tell Bi'a.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/668402
  • 7 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), p: V:581.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

Names

  • ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܙܟܝ
  • Mar Zakkay1
  • ܕܰܝܪܳܐ ܕܡܳܪܝ ܙܰܟܰܝ2
  • دير زَكّى7
  • دير مار زكّى3
  • monastery of Mar Zakkay5
  • Tell Bi'a5
  • Zakka Monastery4

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How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Mar Zakkay — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܙܟܝ ” in last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/356.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Mar Zakkay — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܙܟܝ .” In , edited by ., edited by David A. Michelson et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published June 30, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/356.

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  • Initial Barsoum entry creation by David A. Michelson
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