Yahballaha and Sauma (text) - ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܘܨܘܡܐ

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Titles

  • ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܘܨܘܡܐ1
  • Ya(h)ḇallāhā w-S̩awmā1
  • Yahballaha et Sauma (texte)1
  • Yahballaha and Sauma (text)1

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Prologue

ܐܠܗܐ ܡܪܟܠ ܡܪܚܡܢܐ ܟܝܬ ܘܡܪܚܦܢܐ̣. ܒܫܦܝܥܘܬ ܛܝܒܘܬܗ̣. ܗܢܐ ܟܠ ܐܝܬܝ ܠܗܘܝܐ. ܘܕܢܬܓܡܪ ܡܢܗ ܐܕܫܐ ܐܢܫܝܐ ܒܝܕܥܬܐ ܕܫܪܪܐ ܘܒܥ̈ܒܕܐ ܛܒ̈ܐ̣. ܠܡܗܕܝܘ ܠܛܘ̈ܒܢܐ ܘܠܡܫܒܠܘ ܠܕܘܪܓܐ̣. ܠܒܪܗ ܝܚܝܕܝܐ ܬܚܬܝ. 1
Dieu, Seigneur de tout, miséricordieux et clément, dans l’abondance de sa grâce, amena le tout à l’existence et, pour que l’espèce humaine soit rendue parfaite par lui dans la connaissance de la vérité et dans les bonnes actions, pour conduire les bienheureux et leur ouvrir progressivement le chemin, a fait descendre son Fils unique. 1

Incipit (Opening Line)

ܐܝܬ ܗܘ̣ܐ ܡܿܢ ܐܢܫ ܡܗܝܡܢܐ ܚܐܪܐ ܕܕܚܿܠ ܠܐܠܗܐ: ܥܬܝܪܐ ܡܿܢ ܒܗܠܝܢ ܕܥܠܡܐ ܘܒܗܠܝܢ ܕܟܝܢܐ: ܝܕܝܥܐ ܕܝܢ ܒܛܘܗܡܐ ܘܒܫܪܒܬܐ: ܕܫܡܗ ܫܐܒܢ ܣܥܘܪܐ. ܥܡܿܪ ܗܘ̣ܐ ܓܝܪ ܒܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܕܡܬܩܪܝܐ ܟܐܢ ܒܠܝܓ: ܐܘܟܝܬ ܡܕܝܢܬ ܡܠܟܘܬܐ ܕܒܐܬܪܐ ܕܡܕܢܚܐ. 1
Il y avait un homme croyant, noble et craignant Dieu, riche des choses du monde et de celles de la nature, d’une famille et d’une tribu connues, qui s’appelait Shîban le visiteur. Il habitait dans une ville appelée Khân-balîg, c’est-à-dire la capitale du pays de l’Orient. 1

Explicit (Closing Line)

ܚܝܐ ܕܝܢ ܒܗ ܒܥܘܡܪܐ ܕܒܢܐ ܥܕ ܠܫܢܬܐ ܐܬܪܟܛ ܠܝܘ̈ܢܝܐ. ܥܢܕ ܕܝܢ ܠܠܝܐ ܕܚܕܒܫܒܐ ܕܡܐ ܫܒܝܚ ܡܫܟܢܟ. ܝܗ. ܒܬܫܪܝ ܐܚܪܝ: ܘܐܬܬܣܝܡ ܒܥܘܡܪܐ ܕܒܢܐ. ܕܘܟܪܢܗ ܠܒܘܪܟܬܐ. ܘܨ̈ܠܘܬܗܘܢ ܕܝܠܗܘܢ: ܕܡܪܝ ܝܗܒ ܐܠܗܐ ܩܬܘܠܝܩܐ ܘܕܪܒܢ ܨܘܡܐ: ܢܗܘ̈ܝܢ ܥܠܝܢ: ܘܥܠ ܥܠܡܐ ܟܠܗ ܡܢ ܣܟܗ: ܘܥܠ ܥܕܬܐ ܩܕܝܫܬܐ ܘܝܠܕܝ̈ܗ. ܘܠܐܠܗܐ... ܐܡܝܢ ܘܐܡܝܢ. 1
Il vécut dans ce monastère qu’il avait construit jusqu’à l’année 1629 des Grecs; il mourut la nuit du dimanche “Que ta demeure est louée”, le 15 Teshrî II, et il fut placé dans le monastère qu’il avait construit. Que sa mémoire soit une bénédiction, et que les prières du catholicos Mâr Yahballahâ et de Rabban Saumâ soient sur nous, sur le monde entier, sur la sainte Église et sur ses enfants. Et à Dieu… Amen et amen. 1

Editions

Paul Bedjan, Histoire de Mar Jab-alaha: patriarche et de Raban Sauma (Leipzig: O. Harrassowitz, 1895)., : 2e éd., Paris, 1895, p. 1-205.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record (Edition from manuscript witness 1. See below.)
Paul Bedjan, Histoire de Mar-Jabalaha: de trois autres patriarches, d'un prêtre et de deux laïques, Nestoriens (Paris; Leipzig: O. Harrossowitz, 1895)., : Paris, 1895, p. 1-205.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record (Edition from manuscript witnesses , 9. See below.)

Modern Translations

  • French: Jean-Baptiste Chabot, Histoire de Mar Jabalaha III, patriarche des Nestoriens (1281-1317) et du moine Rabban Çauma, ambassadeur du Roi Argoun en Occident (1287) (Paris: Leroux, 1895)., pp: 7-180, Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record 1
  • English: Sawma, The monks of Kublai Khan, emperor of China: or, The history of the life and travels of Rabban Sawma, envoy and plenipotentiary of the Mongol Khans to the Kings of Europe, and Markos who as Mar Yahbh-Allaha 3 became patriarch of the Nestorian Church in Asia (Religous Tract Society, 1928)., pp: 121-306, Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record 1
  • Ancient Versions

    Arabic: R. Hilgenfeld (ed.), Jabalahae III, catholici nestoriani, vita ex Slivae Mossulani libro, qui inscribitur 'Turris', desumpta (Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1896).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Archive.org Bibliographic recordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record 1

    Syriac Manuscript Witnesses

    ed (1 et 2) ms copié à Ourmiah 1
    ms Ourmia, Sarau-Shedd 53 1
    ms Londres, British Library, Or. 3636, f. 1-70 1
    Ms de Tkhouma (Kurdistan) 1
    ms Cambridge (Mass.), Andover-Harvard Theological Library, cod. 327 1
    ms Alqosh, Monastère N.-D. des Semences, cod. 42 (Vosté) (ms disparu ?) 1
    ms Koshannis, Résidence patriarcale chaldéenne 1
    ms Londres, British Library, Or. 9379, f. 176-224 1
    The manuscript witnesses for edition 2 are undetermined. 1

    Works Cited

    Any information without attribution has been created following the Syriaca.org editorial guidelines.

    • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 689.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
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    Relationships

    Yahballaha and Sauma (text) commemorates (5) records.
    Sauma Rabban - ܪܒܢ ܨܘܡܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 13th cent. ) Names: Ṣawma RabbanRabban SaumaṣawmāSaumaṢaumāSaumaṢawma, Rabban"Ṣawma was a monk of the Ch of E who sometime around 1275 set out from Dadu also known as Khān Bālīq i..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/721
    Yahbalaha III - ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܬܠܝܬܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 1245 - 1317) Names: Ya(h)ḇallāhāYahballahaMarkos"Mar Yahbalaha III, an ethnic Uighur and a monk of the Ch. of E., was born in the vicinity of Khān Bālīq (Beijing)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/810
    Yahbalaha III - ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܬܠܝܬܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 1245 - 1317) Names: Ya(h)ḇallāhāYahballahaMarkos"Mar Yahbalaha III, an ethnic Uighur and a monk of the Ch. of E., was born in the vicinity of Khān Bālīq (Beijing)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/810
    Sauma Rabban - ܪܒܢ ܨܘܡܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 13th cent. ) Names: Ṣawma RabbanRabban SaumaṣawmāSaumaṢaumāSaumaṢawma, Rabban"Ṣawma was a monk of the Ch of E who sometime around 1275 set out from Dadu also known as Khān Bālīq i..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/721
    Yahbalaha III - ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܬܠܝܬܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 1245 - 1317) Names: Ya(h)ḇallāhāYahballahaMarkos"Mar Yahbalaha III, an ethnic Uighur and a monk of the Ch. of E., was born in the vicinity of Khān Bālīq (Beijing)."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/810
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    See Also

    • BHS: 689
    • BHO: 389

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    Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Yahballaha and Sauma (text) — ܝܗܒܐܠܗܐ ܘܨܘܡܐ .” In Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca Electronica, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson. Vol. of Gateway to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published November 5, 2015. http://syriaca.org/work/895.

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