Ayyub, Barsoum (1932–1998)
He was born to Yousif Daoud Ayyub and Latīfa Eliās Nuʿmān in Mosul and given the baptismal name Simon. He joined St. Ephrem seminary from 1946 until 1953. He taught in Dirbasiyyeh and became a principal of the school there for two years, then he taught in Aleppo. He was ordained a deacon in 1957 in Mosul, and then a priest for Aleppo in 1958 and a chorepiscopos in 1968, both ordinations by Dionesios Jirjis Behnam. He became a patriarchal vicar of the Aleppo diocese from 1977 to 1979. He taught Syriac at the University of Aleppo in 1970 and 1975.
He composed a collection of poems entitled Zahrire (Glane, 1985), and a poem entitled Mšuḥto d-ḥubo ruḥonoyo (Aleppo, 1997). He also translated into Syriac Gibran Khalil Gibran’s al-Mawākib, which remains unpublished. In addition, he authored a Syriac grammar in Arabic (Aleppo, 1972).
- Abūna, Adab, 580–1.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 464.
- Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 175–7.
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George A. Kiraz, “Ayyub, Barsoum,” 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/Ayyub-Barsoum.
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Kiraz, George A. “Ayyub, Barsoum.” 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/Ayyub-Barsoum.
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