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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This volume is a facsimile nar of a handwritten manuscript of Gregory Bar Hebraeus’s Grammar of the Syriac Language from the private collection of George A. Back Mesopotamia Egypt Anatolia.

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

A literal accurate translation of the Syriac New Testament into English, with marginal notes showing the original Syriac. His respect for Muslim learning meant that he saw Muslims as occupying the same, not a different world from himself.

The Short Chronicle is an eyewitness report on the demise of the Sasanian and Byzantines Empires and the beginning of the Islamic period. Only registered users can write reviews. Two continuators bring the story down to the end of the 15th century, shedding valuable light on a relatively obscure period in the history of both Churches.

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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 It was the child of the compiler’s heebraeus age, and says much for the broadmindedness and versatility of the learned Bar-Hebraeus.

Under the care of his father he began as a boy a teneris unguiculis the study of medicine and of many other branches of knowledge, which he pursued as a youth at Antioch and Tripoli, Lebanonand which he never abandoned.


Bar-Hebraeus appears to have enjoyed good fraternal relations with the Nestorians in particular. Chaldean Syrian Church 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.

After returning to Aleppo where he stayed at his father’s house, he was re-instated in Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies He draws here on his own interaction with Muslims, “There arose among them philosophers and mathematicians and physicians, excelling all the ancient sages … Their architecture was great by reason of consummate style and skillful research,” for example, “but their law was cumbersome.

bzr The Ecclesiastical Chronicle was translated into Latin between andbut has never before been fully translated into English. If the entire English translation is unavailable, the header will indicate this e.

His numerous and elaborate treatises on theology, philosophy, science and history represent compendia har the state of learning in these fields at the time. However, all references to this longer name are posthumous. Budge says Bar Hebraeys was given the baptismal name John Syriac: There was a problem with your submission. He fell ill at Maragha in and died there. This nickname is often thought to imply a Jewish background taken to mean “Son of the Hebrew”.

The dot is used for everything in Syriac from tense to hebrweus, number, and pronunciation, and unsurprisingly represents one of the biggest obstacles to learning the language. Translated from the Syriac2 vol. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.


Gorgias Press. The Chronography of Bar Hebraeus (2-volume set)

Gregory Bar Hebraeus, one of the most hebrasus authors of the later Syriac tradition, wrote extensively on topics from history and theology to grammar and monastic practices. His exegetical and doctrinal portions are taken from the Greek Fathers and previous Syrian Jacobite theologians. To these should be added a few translations of Arabic works into Syriac, as well as some treatises written in Arabic.

Be the first to review this product. Bar Hebraeus was a prolific writer.

The Chronography of Bar Hebraeus (2-volume set)

Back What Is the Antioch Bible? Oxford University Press, He is noted for his works addressing philosophypoetrylanguage, historyand theology. It is divided into two portions: Next product The Conquest of Hebraeu. Back What Is the Antioch Bible?

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Isaac the Syrian lived the solitary life in the 7th century.

See Brock’s discussion below: Bar Hebraeus also wrote many poems and compiled a collection of entertaining stories English translation, Oriental Wit and Wisdom, or the Laughable Stories For more on the works of Bar ‘Ebroyo, see the list which Roger Pierce has produced here.

It is a work aimed at immersing the novice monk in the spiritual lore of the monastic vocation, and saturating his mind and spirit with advice and warnings about the pitfalls of aiming to be perfect while remaining nevertheless an imperfect human being. Both books have been warmly praised by leading scholars.