Shaʿya, Elias (1895–1970) [Syr. Orth.]

He was born in Barṭelle in 1895, ordained deacon by Athanasios Tumo Qaṣīr in 1928 and then a priest for Sanjār by Ignatius Eliya III Shakir. He later served as a priest in his village. He established a school and renovated the Syriac mss. of the Mart Shmuni Church. He served as an abbot of Dayro d-Mor Matay twice. He wrote on the wars of Ṭahmasab the Persian. He composed eight poems which were later published by Isḥaq Saka (Mosul, 1962).

Sources

  • Macuch, Geschichte, 450–1.
  • Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 65–6.


How to Cite This Entry

George A. Kiraz, “Shaʿya, Elias,” 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, https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Shaya-Elias.

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Kiraz, George A. “Shaʿya, Elias.” 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/Shaya-Elias.

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