St. Catherine - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܛܘܪܐ ܕܣܝܢܝ

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The Monastery of St. Catherine on Sinai was founded in the 6th cent. It had a multicultural community prior to the Ottoman period when it became entirely Greek.1

Place Type: monastery

Brief Descriptions

  • ܒܩܶܠܥܐ ܕܛܘܪܳܐ ܕܣܝܢܰܝ ܘܐܺܝܬܰܘܗܝ ܕܝܰܘܢ̈ܝܐ ܕܰܝܪܰܐ ܗܘ ܪܰܒܐ ܘܥܰܬܝ̣ܩܐ. ܥܰܒܕܗ ܩܶܣܰܪ ܝܘܽܣܛܝܺܢܝܰܐܢ ܩܰܕܡܳܝܐ. ܘܰܡܝܰܬܰܒ ܗܳܫܐ ܒܚܰܡܫܰܥܣܰܪ ܕܰܝܪ̈ܝܐ ܘܐܝܬ ܒܶܝܬ ܓܰܙ̈ܐ ܕܰܟܬܳܒ̈ܐ ܣܘܪ̈ܝܳܝܐ ܪ̈ܝܫܳܝܐ ܘܥܰܬܝ̣̈ܩܐ ܕܡܳܢܶܝܢ ܐܝܟ 280 ܟܬܳܒ̈ܐ ܣܘܽܓܐܗܘܽܢ ܟܬܺܝܒܝܺܢ ܒܩܰܢܝܐ ܐܶܣܛܪܢܓܶܠܝܐ ܘܡܰܠܟܳܝܐ. ܘܗܽܘܝܽܘ ܒܶܝܬ ܟܘܽܪܣܝܐ ܐܶܦܝܣܩܘܦܳܝܐ. ܡܝܛܪܘܦܘܠܝܛܗ ܥܳܡܰܪ ܒܩܰܐܗܪܗ̈3
  • في قلعة جبل سينا وهو لليونان دير عظيم قديم انشأه القيصر يوسطنيان الاول آهل بخمسة عشر راهباً وفيه خزانة كتب سريانية نفيسة قديمة يناهز عددها 280 مصحفاً اكثرها مخطوط بالقلمين الاسطرنجيلي والملكي وهو كرسي اسقفي يقيم مطرانه في القاهرة.4
  • 120. Catherine, Monastery of St.1
  • built on top of Mount Sinai by Justinian, now belongs to the Greeks. Fifteen monks presently live in it. It has a magnificent library, containing about 280 old Syriac manuscripts, most of which are written in the Estrangelo and Malkite scripts. It is also a bishopric seat whose metropolitan resides in Cairo.5

Attestation

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

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Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Catherine, Monastery of St." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 89-90.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: 49, 77, 89–90, 96, 146, 152, 173–174, 193, 237, 240, 262, 285–286, 317, 321, 381, 454 (fig. 32c).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: 548.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: 512.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: 567.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: Sinai.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), p: II:589.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

Names

  • ܕܝܪܐ ܕܛܘܪܐ ܕܣܝܢܝ
  • St. Catherine
  • ܕܰܝܪܳܐ ܕܛܘܪܐ ܕܣܺܝܢܰܝ3
  • دير طور سينا4, 7
  • Monastery of St. Catherine2
  • Mount Sinai Monastery5
  • Sinai6

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “St. Catherine — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܛܘܪܐ ܕܣܝܢܝ ” in last modified June 30, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/368.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “St. Catherine — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܛܘܪܐ ܕܣܝܢܝ .” In , edited by ., edited by David A. Michelson et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published June 30, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/368.

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  • Initial Barsoum entry creation by David A. Michelson
  • Data merging, Pleiades and Wikipedia linking, and XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac description entry by Robert Aydin
  • Arabic description entry by Dayroyo Roger-Youssef Akhrass
  • 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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