Daniel bar Maryam (7th cent.) [Ch. of E.]
Author of an ‘Ecclesiastical history’. He was a contemporary of Ishoʿyahb III (d. 659). His work does not survive, but various authors refer to it, in particular Timotheos I, Pseudo-Gewargis of Arbela, and Ishoʿdad of Merv (in his commentary on John). In addition, it is explicitly quoted 5 times in the Arabic Chronicle of Siirt, which has led scholars to suggest that it was used as a direct source by the chronicler (along with two other 7th-cent. historians whose works have not been preserved, Eliya of Merv and Bar Sahde). Daniel’s Ecclesiastical History is mentioned by ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, along with a work dealing with chronology (which is not otherwise known). Perhaps Daniel bar Maryam is the same person as Daniel bar Ṭubanitha.
- E. Degen, ‘Daniel bar Maryam. Ein nestorianischer Kirchenhistoriker’, OC 52 (1968), 45–80.
- eadem, ‘Die Kirchengeschichte des Daniel bar Maryam — eine Quelle der Chronik von Seʿert?’ in XVII. Deutscher Orientalistentag 1968, ed. W. Voigt (ZDMG Suppl. 1.2; 1969), 511–6.
- Hoyland, Seeing Islam, 392 and 444.
- Wright, Short history of Syriac literature, 234–5.
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Lucas Van Rompay, “Daniel bar Maryam,” 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/Daniel-bar-Maryam.
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Van Rompay, Lucas. “Daniel bar Maryam.” 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/Daniel-bar-Maryam.
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