Yulyana Saba Julian Saba (d. 377)
An ascetic living in the region of Edessa. Little is known of his life apart from the fact that he made a pilgrimage to Sinai (probably in 362); he is also said to have visited Antioch. The year of his death is given in the Chronicle of Edessa. A collection of 24 madroše on him are attributed to Ephrem, of which the first four are probably genuinely by him. Yulyana features in Theodoret’s ‘History of the Monks of Syria’ (ch. 2), and this circulated separately in Syriac translation (ed. Bedjan, AMS, vol. VI, 380–404); he was also the subject of a mimro by Yaʿqub of Serugh (unpublished).
- S. H. Griffith, ‘Julian Saba, “the Father of the monks of Syria” ’, JECS 2 (1994), 185–216.
- Vööbus, History of Asceticism in the Syrian Orient, vol. II, 42–51.
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Sebastian P. Brock, “Yulyana Saba,” 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/Yulyana-Saba.
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Yulyana Saba.” 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/Yulyana-Saba.
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