al-Rāhib, Elias (1860–1949) [Chald.]
He was born in Shaqlāwa of the Sher family. In 1876 he joined the Monastery of Rabban Hormizd, became a monk in 1879, and was named Elias. He was ordained priest in 1895.
He composed in Syriac a history of the Chald. patriarchs from Yoḥannan Sullaqa onward (ms.) which was later translated into Arabic by ʿAzīz Buṭros of Alqosh under the title Kitāb al-ruʿā ‘The book of shepherds’ (1952). He also composed a collection of 30 poems and anthems, following the tradition of al-Ḥarīrī, and titled it Surisiqā ‘young bird without feathers’ which was his childhood nickname (ms.).
- Abūna, Adab, 508–9.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 413–4.
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George A. Kiraz , “al-Rāhib, Elias,” in al-Rāhib, Elias, 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/al-Rahib-Elias.
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Kiraz, George A. “al-Rāhib, Elias.” In al-Rāhib, Elias. 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/al-Rahib-Elias.
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