Yawsep Busnaya (d. 979) [Ch. of E.]
Monk and spiritual teacher. Born in Beth ʿEdraye, near Mosul, he became a monk of the Monastery of Rabban Hormizd, but subsequently moved to the monastery of Abraham, of Beth Ṣayyare (in the ʿAmadiyya region, N. Iraq). His Life was written by his disciple Yoḥannan bar Kaldun; this not only incorporates much of his spiritual teaching (in chapter 8), but it also gives a detailed picture of monastic life of the time.
- J.-B. Chabot, ‘Vie du moine Rabban Youssef Bousnaya écrite par son disciple Jean bar Kaldoun’, ROC 2 (1897), 357–405; 3 (1898), 77–121, 168–90, 292–327, 458–80; 4 (1899), 380–415; 5 (1900), 118–43, 182–200. (FT)
- V. van Vossel, ‘La spiritualité monastique syro-orientale du début du moyen âge selon l’histoire de Raban Youssif Busnaya’, Patrimoine syriaque 6 (1999), 149–86.
- U. Zanetti, ‘Les saints moines: témoignages et vies’, Patrimoine syriaque 6 (1999), 189–209.
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Sebastian P. Brock , “Yawsep Busnaya,” 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/Yawsep-Busnaya.
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Yawsep Busnaya.” 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/Yawsep-Busnaya.
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