Shemʿun of Edessa (6th cent.?) [Syr. Orth.]
Author of a work on ‘the return [of the Captivity from] Babylon, and on the Weeks of Daniel’, known from a single ms. where he is described as ‘nosok[omos] (infirmarian)... of Edessa’. The work, whose end is lost, is primarily concerned with chronological problems, reconciling and interpreting the beginnings and ends of Jeremiah’s ‘70 years’ (Jer 25:11–12), Daniel’s ‘70 weeks’ (Dan 9:24–5) and the ‘three weeks’ of his fast (Dan 10:2). Eusebius’s Chronicle is the only source specifically mentioned.
- A. K. Fenz, Der Daniel-Memra des Simeon von Edessa (Heiligenkreuzer Studienreihe 1; 1980). (photographic ed., GT, and commentary [not very helpful])
- R. Köbert, ‘Zur Daniel-Abhandlung des Simeon von Edessa’, Biblica 63 (1982), 63–78. (with an improved GT)
How to Cite This Entry
Footnote Style Citation with Date:
Sebastian P. Brock, “Shemʿun of Edessa,” 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 (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Shemun-of-Edessa.
Bibliography Entry Citation:
Brock, Sebastian P. “Shemʿun of Edessa.” 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/Shemun-of-Edessa.
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