Ishaʿya of Beth Sbirina (d. 1425) [Syr. Orth.]
Priest, son of Denḥo, and author of two poems on the ravages of Tamerlane in Ṭur ʿAbdin (one, ed. Knös, also in Qolo Suryoyo 73 , 116–22; the other, ed. Cardahi). He also arranged a separate marriage rite for widows and widowers, with a short preface (ms. Cambridge Add. 1987). He left reader’s notes in two mss. in the British Library (Wright, Catalogue, 880, 899), as did his disciple Yuḥanon while at Dayr al-Suryān (Wright, Catalogue, 851). His son Ishoʿ (d. 1492) was the composer of 40 sedre.
- Barsoum, Scattered pearls, 495–6.
- G. Cardahi, Liber thesauri de arte poetica Syrorum (1875), 114–8.
- G. Knös, Chrestomathia Syriaca (1807), 106–19 .
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Ishaʿya of Beth Sbirina.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Ishaya-of-Beth-Sbirina.
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