Yuḥanon Qashisho (1918–2001) [Syr. Orth.]
He was born in Azekh and immigrated to Qamishli where he studied Syriac under George Māʿilo. He taught in Aleppo, then lived in Bethlehem where his father was a priest. In 1948 he went to Syria where he taught, and worked in journalism. In 1970 he immigrated to Sweden.
His writings include: 1. Readers in seven parts which were published in Qamishli, and an intermediary primer with Sulayman Ḥanno. 2. A reader in 3 parts titled Ṣafro ṭobo (Sweden, 1983). 3. Two pocket dictionaries, one Syriac-Swedish, and the other Swedish-Syriac (I have no publication information). 4. A number of short stories for juveniles (1982, 1983). 5. He wrote over 200 poems many of which are published in various periodicals, especially Ḥuyada, and in a collection titled Simto d-mimre w-mušḥoto (1993).
- Abūna, Adab, 577.
- Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 142–4.
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George A. Kiraz , “Yuḥanon Qashisho,” 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/Yuhanon-Qashisho.
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Kiraz, George A. “Yuḥanon Qashisho.” 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/Yuhanon-Qashisho.
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