Rafaniyya - ܪܦܢܝܗ

A city of western Syria.

Place Type: settlement


  • Coordinates :
    • Lat. 34.966351° Long. 36.39298°4


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



Dolabani or his printer dropped off the first consonant of the name.
Moosa's transcription "Raphina" is non-standard.
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Works Cited

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  • 1 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), p: 559.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), p: 517.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 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: 554.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/668350
  • 5 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), p: III:63.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.


  • ܪܦܢܝܗ
  • Rafaniyya
  • ܦܰܢܺܝܗ1
  • رفنية2
  • رَفَنِيّة5
  • Raphina3

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