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The Account of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Yūḥanun Bar Šay Allāh (1483–1492)


The Syriac Manuscript of Cambridge: DD.3.8(1)


This volume provides an analysis of a late fifteenth century document, a hitherto unpublished narration of the life and accomplishments of Yūḥanun Bar Šay Allāh, a fifteenth-century Syriac Orthodox Patriarch. It includes considerable unique historical information, shedding light on the history of the Syriac community in relation to other communities. It also supplies descriptions of events that brought important changes to the Syriac Church in Mesopotamia, Syria and Egypt.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0213-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 8,2013
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 88
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0213-2
$106.00
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This volume provides an analysis of a late fifteenth century document, a hitherto unpublished narration of the life and accomplishments of Yūḥanun Bar Šay Allāh, a fifteenth-century Syriac Orthodox Patriarch. This biographical account is part of a Syriac manuscript found in Cambridge University Library, with the shelf mark DD.3.8(1) and contains, as its main subject, the Ecclesiastic History of Bar Hebraeus. It includes considerable unique historical information, shedding light on the history of the Syriac community in relation to other communities. It also supplies descriptions of events that brought important changes to the Syriac Church in Mesopotamia, Syria and Egypt.

This volume provides an analysis of a late fifteenth century document, a hitherto unpublished narration of the life and accomplishments of Yūḥanun Bar Šay Allāh, a fifteenth-century Syriac Orthodox Patriarch. This biographical account is part of a Syriac manuscript found in Cambridge University Library, with the shelf mark DD.3.8(1) and contains, as its main subject, the Ecclesiastic History of Bar Hebraeus. It includes considerable unique historical information, shedding light on the history of the Syriac community in relation to other communities. It also supplies descriptions of events that brought important changes to the Syriac Church in Mesopotamia, Syria and Egypt.

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Contributor Biography

Iskandar Bcheiry

Iskandar Bcheiry holds a Ph.D. in Church History from the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, and another Ph.D. in World Christianity and Global Missions-Christian-Muslim Studies from the Lutheran School of Theology-Chicago. Bcheiry has published a collection of books and articles on the history of Syriac Christianity and cataloged a number of Syriac and Arabic manuscripts. He is also a Priest for the Syriac Orthodox Church and serves as a pastor of his community in Chicago.

  • Copyright (page 4)
  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Abbreviations (page 7)
  • Transliteration (page 9)
  • Acknowledgments (page 11)
  • Introduction (page 13)
    • Historical Context: The Syriac Orthodox Church in the Second Half of the Fifteenth Century (page 14)
    • The Family of Sa?d al-Din (page 17)
    • Patriarch Yuhanun Bar Šay Allah (1483–1492) (page 20)
    • The Syriac Manuscript of Cambridge: DD.3.8(1) (page 22)
  • The Account of Patriarch Yuhanun Bar Šay Allah (page 24)
    • Historical Observations (page 24)
      • Title (page 24)
      • Author, Place and Time (page 25)
      • Language, Style and Structure (page 27)
      • Purpose (page 29)
    • Analysis and Importance (page 31)
      • The Knowledgeable Man (page 31)
      • The Monk (page 32)
      • The Shepherd (page 33)
      • Historical events (page 34)
  • Translation (page 39)
  • Syriac Manuscript Text (page 71)
  • Bibliography (page 85)
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