Index of Persons

Search Tips

For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.

Basil of Caesarea - ܒܣܝܠܠܝܘܣ ܕܩܣܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 330 - 379) Names: Basil of CaesareaBasile le GrandBāsīlīyōsBāsīlīsBāsīlīyōsBasileBasileiosBasileios"Bp. of Caesarea and Greek author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/376
Basil of Caesarea - ܒܣܝܠܠܝܘܣ ܕܩܣܪܝܐ (Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac SaintssaintA Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, ca. 330 - 379) Names: Basil of CaesareaBasile le GrandBāsīlīyōsBāsīlīsBāsīlīyōsBasileBasileiosBasileios"Bp. of Caesarea and Greek author."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/376
van der Ploeg Johannes P. M. - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1909 - 2004)"Scholar of OT and Syriac professor of OT and Semitic studies at the Catholic University of Nijmegen now Radboud University The Netherlands from..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/682
van der Ploeg Johannes P. M. - [Syriac Not Available](A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1909 - 2004)"Scholar of OT and Syriac professor of OT and Semitic studies at the Catholic University of Nijmegen now Radboud University The Netherlands from..."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/682
Anonymous 3632 - [Syriac Not Available] Names: The wife of a magistrate who oppressed the poorURI: http://syriaca.org/person/3632
Anonymous 3632 - [Syriac Not Available] Names: The wife of a magistrate who oppressed the poorURI: http://syriaca.org/person/3632
Ignatius Sahdo metropolitan of Jerusalem - ܐܝܓܢܐܛܝܘܣ ܣܗܕܐ ܕܐܘܪܫܠܡ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 12th century ) Names: Ignatius Sahdo metropolitan of Jerusalem Ignatius Sohdo of Jerusalem Ignatios Sahdo of JerusalemURI: http://syriaca.org/person/220
Ignatius Sahdo metropolitan of Jerusalem - ܐܝܓܢܐܛܝܘܣ ܣܗܕܐ ܕܐܘܪܫܠܡ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 12th century ) Names: Ignatius Sahdo metropolitan of Jerusalem Ignatius Sohdo of Jerusalem Ignatios Sahdo of JerusalemURI: http://syriaca.org/person/220
Sergius the Monk — - ܕܝܪܝܐ ܣܪܓܝܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 577 ) Names: Sergius the Ascetic MonkSargis the MonkSergius of NicaeaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/68
Sergius the Monk — - ܕܝܪܝܐ ܣܪܓܝܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 577 ) Names: Sergius the Ascetic MonkSargis the MonkSergius of NicaeaURI: http://syriaca.org/person/68
ʿAziz of Midyat - ܥܙܝܙ ܡܕܝܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1510 ) Names: ‛Aziz of Midyat The MonkʿAziz of Midyat Aziz of Midyat‘Aziz of MidyatURI: http://syriaca.org/person/278
ʿAziz of Midyat - ܥܙܝܙ ܡܕܝܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1510 ) Names: ‛Aziz of Midyat The MonkʿAziz of Midyat Aziz of Midyat‘Aziz of MidyatURI: http://syriaca.org/person/278
ʿAziz of Midyat - ܥܙܝܙ ܡܕܝܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1510 ) Names: ‛Aziz of Midyat The MonkʿAziz of Midyat Aziz of Midyat‘Aziz of MidyatURI: http://syriaca.org/person/278
ʿAziz of Midyat - ܥܙܝܙ ܡܕܝܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 1510 ) Names: ‛Aziz of Midyat The MonkʿAziz of Midyat Aziz of Midyat‘Aziz of MidyatURI: http://syriaca.org/person/278
Joseph of Telkepe - ܝܘܣܦ ܓܡܕܢܝ ܬܠܟܐܦܢܝܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, active in the 2nd half of the 17th cent. ) Names: Yawsep of TelkepeJoseph of TelkepeYawsep JemdāniJoseph bar Jemdani of Telkepe"E.-Syr. poet, writing in Sureth, priest."URI: http://syriaca.org/person/818

Search Tips

For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.