(History of Syriac Literature and Sciences) by Patriarch Ignatius Aphram Barsoum Translated By Dr. Matti Moosa

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PART ONE : ON SYRIAC SCIENCES AND LITERATURE

Chapter 1- THE SYRIAC LANGUAGE

Chapter 2- THE GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SYRIAC LITERATURE

Chapter 3- THE CENTERS OF LEARNING

Chapter 4- SYRIAN  LIBRARIES

Chapter 5- SYRIAC CALLIGRAPHY

Chapter 6- MORPHOLOGY AND GRAMMAR

Chapter 7- GENERAL RULES OF THE LANGUAGE AND

                    DICTIONARIES; RHETORIC AND POETRY

Chapter 8- THEMES OF SYRIAC POETRY 

Chapter 9- CATEGORIES OF SYRIAN POETS

Chapter 10- VERSIONS OF THE HOLY BIBLE  

Chapter 11- THE DIATESSARON

Chapter 12- SYRIAC ORTHOGRAPHY

Chapter 13- COMMENTARIES ON THE OLD  AND NEW TESTAMENTS 

Chapter 14-  CHAPTER FOURTEEN APOCRYPHAL WRITINGS  

Chapter 15-   SEMI – APOCRYPHAL  LITERATURE

Chapter 16-  CHURCH RITUALS

Section one : CHURCH MUSIC

Section two : THE REGULAR WEEKDAY SERVICE BOOK

Section three : LECTIONARIES

Section four : LITURGICAL BOOKS

Section five : SERVICE BOOKS FOR SUNDAYS FOR THE WHOLE YEAR

Section six : THE SERVICE BOOK OF PRINCIPAL FEASTS AND         THEFESTIVALS OF SAINTS

Section seven : SERVICE BOOKS OF THE LENT AND PASSION WEEK

Section eight : HUSOYOS (PROPITIATORY PRAYERS) FOR SUNDAYS, FEASTS, LENT AND PASSION WEEK, AND OTHER OCCASIONS

Section nine : THE ORDERS OF BAPTISM, THE BENEDICTION OF MARRIAGE, THE HOLY UNCTION AND OF REPENTANCE

Section ten : ORDER OF THE OFFICES OF ORDINATION AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF SACRAMENTS BY THE CLERGY

Section eleven : SERVICE BOOK FOR PRINCIPAL FEASTS

Section twelve : FUNERAL SERVICE BOOKS

Section therteen : CHAROAL BOOK

Section fourteen : PRAYER BOOKS OF PRIESTS AND MONKS

Section fifteen : THE BOOK OF LIFE

Section sixteen : CALENDAR OF FESTIVALS FOR THE WHOLE YEAR

Section Seventeen : THE OLDEST MANUSCRIPTS ON WHICH WE DEPENDED IN OUR RESEARCH

Chapter 17- THEOLOGY

Chapter 18-  THE PSEUDO-WORK OF DIONYSIUS THE AREOPAGITE

Chapter 19- ECCLESIASTICAL APOLOGETICS

Chapter 20- ECCLESIASTICAL JURISPRUDENCE AND CIVIL LAW


Chapter 21- ASCETIC BOOKS

Chapter 22- BOOKS OF GENERAL HISTORY

Chapter 23- PRIVATE HISTORY

Chapter 24- DIVERSE HISTORICAL TRACTS

Chapter 25- THE LIVES OF MARTYRS AND SAINTS

    Section one : The Lives of the Martyrs of Edessa, Samosata and Persia

Section two : LIFE-STORIES OF THE MARTYRS OF PALESTINE,MESOPOTAMIA, ARMENIA, BYZANTIUM, EGYPT AND YEMEN

Section three : THE LIFE-STORIES OFTHE HOLY APOSTLES, PATRIARCHS AND BISHOPS

Section four : THE LIFE-STORIES OF ASCETICS, ANCHORITES AND OTHERS

Chapter 26- ON STORY WRITING

Chapter 27- PHILOSOPHY

Section one : THE PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS OF THE SYRIANS IN GENERAL

Section two : THE INFLUENCE OF ARISTOTELIAN PHILOSOPHY ON THE SYRIANS

Section  three : OTHER SYRIAC TRANSLATIONS FROM GREEK

Chapter 28- THE SCIENCE OF MEDICINE  

Chapter 29- ON NATURAL SCIENCE 

Chapter 30- THE SCIENCE OF ASTRONOMY (AL-HAYA, THE FORM, I.E., OF THE     HEAVENS); GEOGRAPHY, MATHEMATICS AND CHEMISTRY

Chapter 31- THE TRANSLATION OF FOREIGN WORKS

Section one : THE TRANSLATED WORKS UNTIL 400 A.D.

Section two : THE TRANSLATION UNTIL THE YEAR 451

Section three : THE REST OF THE TRANSLATED WRITINGS FROM THE YEAR 451 AND AFTER

Section Four : TRANSLATIONS OF GREEK WRITINGS OF ORTHODOX ORIGINNOT KNOWN TO US

PART TWO : BIOGRAPHIES OF SYRIAN SCHOLARS AND WRITERS

– FOREWORD

– TABLE OF CONCISE BIOGRAPHIES OF SCHOLARS DIVIDED INTO THREE PERIODS

  1. THE FIRST PERIOD: B.C. to 758 A.D.

  2. THE SECOND PERIOD: 773 to 1286 A.D.

  3. THE THIRD PERIOD: 1290 to 1931 A.D.

    First Biographies of Scholars and Writers of the First Period. : B.C. to 758 A.D.

  1. 1.Wafa the Aramaean

2. Paul bar Arqa of Edessa

3.3. Bar Daysan (d. 222)

  – The Psalms and Praises of Solomon

4. Theophilus of Edessa (309)

5. Isaiah Bar Hadbo ( 327 )

6. Miles, bishop of Sus (d. 341)

7. Simon Bar Sabbai (d. 343)

8. Aphrahat the Persian (364)

  1. 9.St. Ephraim the Syrian (d. 373)

10 – 13 – The Puplis of St. Ephraim

14. Asuna

15. The priest Absmayya

16. Isaac of Amid (363-418?)

17. The Monk Dada of Amid

18. The Writer of the Biography of Eusebius of Samosata

19. Cyrillona

20. Ahi, Catholicos of al-Madain (Ctesiphon) (d. 415)

21. Mana the Catholicos (d. 420)

22. Marutha of Miyafarqin (d. 421)

23. Rabula, metropolitan of Edessa (d. 435)

24. Blai, bishop of Balsh

25. The Deacon Jacob (451)

26. The Monk Samuel (458)

27. The priest Samuel (467)

28. The Priest Cosmas (472)

29-30 The Two Priests Peter and Muqim

31. Isaac of Edessa, knoun as lsaac of Antioch (491?)

32. Isaac, the Second, of Edessa (522)

33. The Chorepiscopus Polycarp (508)

34. Stephen bar Sudayli (510)

35. The Deacon Simon the Potter (514)

36. John Rufus the Antiochian, bishop of Mayoma (515?)

37. The History ascribed to the Priest Joshua the Stylite (515?)

38. The Doctor Mar Jacob of Saruj (d. 521)

39. Habib of Edessa

40. Mar Philoxenus of Mabug (d. 523)

41. The Ascetic Barlaha

42. Simon, Abbot of the Monastery of Beth Liqin

43. Paul, bishop of al-Raqqa132 (528 A.D.)

44. Mara, metropolitan of Amid (d. 529)

45. Sergius of Ras Ayn (d. 536)

46. John of Tella (d. 538)

47. St. Severus of Antioch (d. 538)

48. John bar Aphtonya (d. 538)

49. Simon of Beth Arsham203 (d. 540)

50. The Translators of the Canons and Laws of Kings

51. Samuel of Ras Ayn

52. The Comes Eucomonius

53. Thomas, Bishop of Germanicia (D. 542)

54. Zachariah Rhetor

55. Daniel of Salh (542 A.D.)

56. The Writer of the History of the Himyarite Martyrs

57. John II, Abbot of the Monastery of Qinnesrin (544)

58. The Anonymous Writer of the Monastery of Qinnesrin

59. The Monk Elijah (Iliyya)

60. Moses of Agel (550)

61. The Syrian Monk thought to be the Writer of the History Ascribed to Zachariah

62. Mar Ahudemeh (d. 575)

63. Sergius, the Ascetic Monk (577)

64. Mar Jacob Baradaeus (d. 578)

65. Cyriacus of Talla

66. Sergius bar Karya (the Short) (580).

67. Paul II, patriarch of Antioch (d. 581)

68. The Priest Cyrus of Batnan (582)

69. John of Ephesus (d. 587)

70. Peter III of al-Raqqa (Callinicus) (d. 591)

71. Julian the Second (d. 595)

72. Abraham of Amid (d. 598)

73. John Psaltes (d. 600)

74. Rufina the Silver Merchant

75. The Priest Simon

76. Sergius the Stylite

77. Paul, Metropolitan of Talla (617)

78. The Deacon Tuma (Thomas) (617)

79. Paul, metropolitan of Edessa (619)

80. Cyriacus, metropolitan of Amid (d. 623)

81. The Anba Paul (624)

82. Tuma al-Harqali (Thomas of Heraclea) (627)

83. Athanasius I, Gammala (631)

84. Severus, Bishop of Samosata (d. 630-643)

85. The Priest Tuma (Thomas)

86. The Priest Emaues

87. John of the Sedras (d. 648)

88. Marutha of Takrit (d. 649)

89. John, Metropolitan of Busra (d. 650)

90. The Priest Andrew of Jerusalem

91. The Ascetic John of Naqar

92. Denha I, Maphrian of the East (d. 659)

93. Janurin of Amid (665)

94. Severus Sabukht (d. 667)

95. The Monk Ithalaha

96. Yunan (Jonas), Bishop of Tal Mawzalt

97. Matta, Metropolitan of Aleppo (669)

98. The Bishop Severus

99. Master Sabroy

100-101. Master Ram Yeshu and Master Gabriel

102. The Patriarch Severus II (d. 681)

    103. Rabban (Master) Aaron the Persian

104. Thomas of Amid

105. Athanasius II of Balad (d. 686)

106. Ibrahim al-Sayyad (686)

107. John I, maphrian of Takrit (d. 688)

108. The Presbyter Simon of the Monastery of Qinnesrin

109. Mar Jacob of Edessa (d. 708)

110. The Bishop Euthalius

111. Presbyter Simon, Abbot of the Monastery of the Arabs

112. Presbyter Simon of Samosata.

113. David, Bishop of Marash

114. The Historian Moses of Inhil.

115. Elijah I (d. 723)

116. The Monk Tubana

117. The Deacon Saba (726)

118. Mar George, Bishop of the Arabs (d. 725)

119. Sabar Yeshu

120-124. The Philologists of St. Matthew’s Monastery

125. Mar Simon Zaytuni (d. 734)

126. Constantine, Bishop of Edessa (d. 735)

127.  John the Stylite of Atharib (d. 738)

128- Daniel bar Moses

129- John bar Samuel

130- Phocas of Edessa

131- John II, Metropolitan of St. Matthew’s Monastery

132- Iyawannis I, (John) (d. 754)

133- Elias, Bishop of Sinjar (758)

Second BIOGRAPHIES OF SCHOLARS AND WRITERS OF THE SECOND PERIOD: 773 to 1286 A.D.

134. Cyriacus, metropolitan of Tur Abdin (770)

135. The Monk Lazarus of Beth Qindasa (773)

136. The Historian Monk of Zuqnin (775)

137. The Translators of Canons (hymns)

138. Mar George I, Patriarch of Antioch (d. 790)

139. The Monk Theodosius (806)

140. Iliyya (Elijah) of Harran

141. Theodorus bar Zarudi

142. Simon bar Amraya (d. 815)

143. The Anba David bar Paul of Beth Rabban

144. Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch (d. 817)

145. The Doctor Athanus (818)

146. The Chronicle of Qartamin (819)

147 Habib Abu Raita of Takrit (828)

148. Lazarus ibn al-Ajuz (Sobto) (829)

149. Theodosius, metropolitan of Edessa (832)

150. Thomas the Stylite (837)

151. Benjamin, metropolitan of Edessa (d. 843)

152. Basilius, Bishop of Samosata (d. 843)

153. Rabban (monk) Anton of Takrit

154. Mar Dionysius of Tal Mahre (d. .345)

155. Nonnus of Nisibin

156. The Anonymous Historian (846 A.D.)

157. Arabi, metropolitan of Samosata (850 A.D.)

158. The Monk Bar Hadhbshabba

159. The priest-philosopher Denha.

160. John, metropolitan of Dara (860 A.D.)

161. Jacob, Bishop of Ana (860 A.D.)

162. The monk Simon al-Hisn Mansuri (861 A.D.)

163. The Monk Severus of Antioch (861 A.D.)

164. The Doctor Daniel of Beth Batin

165. Isaac, the Compiler of the Liturgy

166. John IV (d. 873)

167. Ignatius II, (d. 873)

168. The Patriarch Theodosius (d. 896)

169. The Deacon Zura of Nisibin

170. Garshun the Stranger

171. Job of Manimim

172. Mar Moses bar Kipha (d. 903)

173. Ezekiel II, metropolitan of Melitene (905 A.D.)

174. Dionysius II (d. 909)

175-176. The Monks Rufil and Benjamin

177. Denha the philosopher (925 A.D.)

178. The Deacon Simon of Nisibin (950 A.D.)

179. Jacob, metropolitan of Miyafarqin (967 A.D.)

180. Yahya ibn Adi (d. 974)

181. Athanasius, bishop of Qallisura (d. 982)

182. Matta, bishop of al-Hasasa

183. Al-Hasan ibn al-Khammar

184. The Edessene Bishop Author of “The Cause of all Causes”

185. The Syrian Scholars of the Tenth Century

186. Athanasius IV (d. 1002)

187. Anba John the Disciple of Marun ( 1003 )

188. Isa ibn Zura (1007)

189. Bar Qiqi (d. 1016)

190. The Monk Lazarus (d. 1024)

191. John, metropolitan of Tur Abdin (d. 1035)

192. The Monk Joseph of Melitene (d. 1058)

193. John Bar Shushan (d. 1072)

194. The Monk Sergius

195. Ignatius III, Metropolitan of Melitene (d. 1094)

196. Said Bar Sabuni (d. 1095)

197. Dionysius ibn Modyana (d. 1120)

198. Athanasius VI (d. 1129)

199. Basilius Abu Ghalib ibn al-Sabuni (d. 1129)

200. The Monk Michael of Marash (d. 1138)

201. The priest Eupdocus of Melitene

202. Timothy, Metropolitan of Karkar (d. 1143)

203. Yuhanna (John) ibn Andrew (d. 1156)

204. The Priest Saliba of Qarikara (d. 1164)

205. Ignatius II, maphrian of the East (d. 1164)

206. John, Metropolitan of Mardin (d. 1165)

207. Basilius ibn Shumanna (d. 1169)

208. Iliyya, Metropolitan of Kaysum (d. 1171)

209. Dionysius Jacob bar Salibi, metropolitan of Amid (d. 1171)

210. Abu Ghalib, bishop of Gihan (d. 1177)

211. Ignatius Romanus, metropolitan of Jerusalem (d. 1183)

212. Aaron the Monk.

213. Bar Wahbun (d. 1193)

214. Mar Michael the Great (d. 1199)

215. The Physicians of the Twelfth Century.

216. The Bishop John David of Amid (d. 1203)

217. Ignatius Sahdu, Metropolitan of Jerusalem

218. Ibrahim, Bishop of Talbsam (c. 1207)

219. Gregory Jacob, maphrian of the East (d. 1214)

220. Yeshu Saftana, the “Big Lip” (d. 1214)

221. The Patriarch John XII (d. 1220)

222. Yuhanna (John) of Tiflis (d. 1221)

223. Hasnun of Edessa (d. 1227)

224. Gabriel of Edessa (d. 1227)

225. Theodore of Antioch, the Philosopher

226. The Metropolitan Jacob bar Shakkuko (d. 1231)

227. The Edessene Chronicler (1234)

228. Jacob of Bartulli, metropolitan of St. Matthew Monastery (d. 1241)

229. The Priest Yeshu Thomas of Hisn Kifa (1248)

230. Gregory John, Metropolitan of St. Matthew’s Monastery and Azarbayjan

231. Basilius of Basibrina (1254)

232. The Maphrian Saliba the Edessene (d. 1258)

233. The Patriarch John Bar Madani (d. 1263)

234. Dionysius Saliba, bishop of Kaludhya (Claudia) (d. 1273)

235. Dioscorus Theodore, metropolitan of Hisn Ziyad (1275)

236. Mar Gregory Abu al-Faraj of Melitene, maphrian of the East, known as Bar Hebraeus (d. 1286)

Third Biographies of Learned Men and Writers of the Third Period 1290-1931

237. Abu Nasr of Bartulli (1290)

238. Abu al-Hasan ibn Mahruma (d. 1299)

239. The Metropolitan Gabriel of Bartulli (d. 1300)

240. The Ascetic Tuma (Thomas) of Hah

241. Barsoum al-Safi, the younger Bar Hebraeus (d. 1307)

242. The Monk Yeshu Bar Kilo (1309)

243. Patriarch Michael II (d. 1312)

244. Cyril Bishop of Hah (1333)

245. Bar Wuhayb (d. 1333)

246. The Monk Yeshu Bar Khayrun (d. 1335)

247. Master Saliba Bar Khayrun (d. 1340)

248. The Deacon Abd Allah of Bartulli (1345)

249. Metropolitan Abu al-Wafa of Hisn Kifa

250. The Monk Ibrahim of Mardin (1365)

251. Yusuf (Joseph) bar Gharib, metropolitan of Amid (d. 1375)

252. The Monk Daniel of Mardin (1382)

253. Patriarch Ibrahim ibn Gharib (d. 1412)

254. Philoxenus the Scribe (d. 1421)

255. The Priest Isaiah of Basibrina (d. 1425)

256. The Priest Sahdo

257. The Priest Simon of Amid (1450)

258. Quma the Patriarch of Tur Abdin (d. 1454)

259. Patriarch Behnam of Hidl (d. 1454)

260. Barsoum Madani, maphrian of the East (1455)

261. The Monk Gharib of Manimim (1476)

262. Patriarch Aziz Ibn al-Ajuz (Bar Sobto) (d. 1481)

263. The Monk Malke Saqo (d. 1490)

264. Master Yeshu of Basibrina (d. 1492)

265. Patriarch Yuhanna bar Shay Allah (d. 1493)

266. Metropolitan Gurgis of Basibrina (d. 1495)

267. The Monk Dawud (David) of Hims (d. 1500)

268. The Priest Addai of Basibrina (d. 1502)

269. Metropolitan Sergius of Hah (d. 1508)

270. Patriarch Nuh the Lebanese (d. 1509)

271. The Monk Aziz of Midyat (1510)

272. Patriarch Masud of Zaz (d. 1512)

273. Jacob I, Patriarch of Antioch (d. 1517)

274. Yusuf al-Gurji Metropolitan of Jerusalem (d. 1537)

275. Abd al-Ghani al-Mansuri, maphrian of the East (d. 1575)

276. The Patriarch Nimat Allah (1587)

277. Wanes (Iyawannis) Wanki Metropolitan of Cappadocia and Edessa (1624)

278. The Deacon Sarkis ibn Ghurayr (d. 1669)

279. The Bishop Hidayat Allah of Khudayda (1693)

280. Ishaq (Isaac) Patriarch of Antioch (1724)

281. The Priest Yuhanna (John) of Basibrina (d. 1729)

282. Maphrian Shimun (Simon) (d. 1740)

283. The Chorepiscopus Abd Yeshu of Qusur (1750)

284. The Monk Abd al-Nur of Amid (d. 1755)

285. The Maphrian Shukr Allah of Aleppo (d. 1764)

286. The Chorepiscopus Yaqub (Jacob) of Qutrubul (d. 1783)

287. Metropolitan Yaqub Mirijan (d. 1804)

288. Bishop Yuhanna al-Bustani of Manimim (d. 1825)

289. Bishop Gurgis of Azekh (d. 1847)

         290. Metropolitan Zaytun of Inhil (d. 1855)

291. The Chorepiscopus Matta (Matthew) Konat (d. 1927)

292. Deacon Naum Faiq (d. 1930)

293. The Priest Yaqub (Jacob) Saka (d. 1931)

13 EPILOGUE IN FIVE PARTS

          Part I

          On Orient lists and Oriental Writers who Published Syriac Books

Part II

On The Incoherence of Some Orient lists and Their False Charges

Against Our Learned Men and Their Refutation

– Section III

A Table of Famous Calligraphers

– Section V

Geographical names of countries, towns, villages, and monasteries

mentioned in this book, in addition to those names familiar to the reader

14 – Monasteries

(History of Syriac Literature and Sciences)

Kitab al-Lulu al-Manthur fi Tarikh al-Ulum wal-Adab al-Suryaniyya

 

– Ignatius Aphram Barsoum