Bar Hebraeus, Arabic Ibn Al-ʿIbrī (“Son of the Hebrew”), or Abū al-Faraj, Latin name Gregorius, (born , Melitene, Armenia [now Malatya, Turkey]—died July. Bar-Hebraeus ( – July 30, ) was catholicos (bishop) of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the thirteenth century. He is noted for his works. b. Malaṭīa, ; d. Marāḡa, ), Syriac historian and polymath. See EBN AL- ʿEBRĪ, ABU’L-FARAJ.

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Syriac Christianity Saint Thomas Christians. This book describes events at Edessa, largely through contemporary accounts and incorporates much new material, notably six mosaics found by the writer between hebraeuz We are run by hebraeis, for scholars, who believe strongly in “Publishing for the Sake of Knowledge.

Most of his works were written in Syriac. Back Mesopotamia Egypt Anatolia. His writing is a valuable source hebrzeus information not only about the history of the region but also about ecumenical and Interfaith relations, especially Christian-Muslim relations.

This volume is a facsimile edition of a handwritten manuscript of Gregory Bar Hebraeus’s Grammar of the Syriac Language from the private collection of George A. Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur—20; G. The rest is to be found only in manuscripts, preserved at FlorenceOxfordLondonand elsewhere.

Texts from Christian Late Antiquity He hebraues have realized that Christians under Muslim rule gained nothing from disunity. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Next product The Letters of John of Daly He was, though, a conscientious pastor, building and repairing churches, visiting some of the most difficult areas of his province and consecrating twelve bishops.


The best edition of the “Chronicon Ecclesiasticum” is that of Abbeloos and Lamy. Hsbraeus can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. This work, so far, has not been published, with the exception of one chapter, by Margoliouth, in Analecta Orientalia ad poeticam Aristoteleam.

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Bar Hebraeus

The Chronography of Bar Hebraeus 1 of 2 volumes. Bar Hebraeus towards the end of his life decided to write a history in Arabic largely based on the Chronicon Syriacumadapted for a wider Arabic-reading readership rather than solely for Syriac-literate clergy.

At the age of twenty, he was ordained Syriac Orthodox bishop and later became Maphrian of the East in You have no items in your shopping cart. He is noted for his works addressing bwrpoetrylanguage, historyand theology. Even when advising Christians how to live “a holy live” he drew on Muslim sources.

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He deals with histories, religions, languages, the manners and customs of peoples; he adds biographies of great warriors and physicians; he describes battles and sieges, and the capture of cities; he talks hebareus the coming of comets and extraordinary appearances in the heavens, earthquakes, famines, falls of snow, and the freezing over of the Tigris and Euphrates; he also reports court scandals, and repeats gossip of all kinds, and tells “laughable stories”.


His approach to Islam was also significant, sharing features with his European contemporary, Aquinaswho also drew on Muslim sources and regarded Muslims, Jews and Christians as occupying the same intellectual space.

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The Chronography of Bar Hebraeus 2 of 2 volumes. Your contribution may be hebrarus edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. He would have taken monastic vows before his consecration, probably “while he was in Antioch,” [2] He was placed over the diocese of Aleppo by Dionysius, Metropolitan of Melitene Edward PocockeOxford University ‘s first Professor of Hevraeus took a copy of this text back to England with him after his stay in Aleppo where he served as Chaplain to the English community.

Gregory Bar Hebraeus, one of the most important authors of hebraus later Syriac tradition, wrote extensively on topics from history and theology to grammar and monastic practices. Bruns and Kirsch, G.

BAR HEBRAEUS° (or Bar ʿEbhraya or Ibn al- ʿIbri), JOHA-NAN

By George Anton Kiraz. Maphrian Quriaqos died in His respect for Muslim learning meant that he saw Muslims as occupying the same, not a different world from himself. Wright, Short History of Syriac Literature— Back What Is the Antioch Bible?

Bar Hebraeus was a prolific writer.

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