Khoury, Asmar (1916–200?) [Syr. Orth.]

He was born in ʿAynward and studied Syriac under Dolabani in Dayr al-Zaʿfarān from 1928 to 1931. He taught in ʿAynward, Karburan, Gundekshukro, and in 1945 in Beirut until 1975 when he immigrated to Sweden. He was a master scribe and produced more than 130 mss., one of which is a beautiful illuminated lectionary of which an edition was made.

His Syriac writings include: 1. a reader titled A  Student’s Companion to Syria [sic] in Syriac & Arabic and English (Beirut, 1972); 2. a translation from the Arabic of Gibran Khalil Gibran’s al-Mawākīb entitled Ṭulqe (circulated in the author’s hand and dated 1978); 3. (with his brother Cyril Jacob) a Syriac-Ṭuroyo lexicon (see under Jacob, Cyril); 4. a history of Ṭur ʿAbdin (Göteborg, 1998); 5. an account of the massacres (Göteborg, 1998); 6. poems, many of which he published in magazines, especially Bahro Suryoyo; 7. an Arabic-Syriac lexicon (ms); 8. a translation into Syriac of Shemʿun II of Beth Manʿem’s Kurdish poem Lawij; 8. a collection of stories (Södertälje, 1980); 10. a history of the Arameans.

Sources

  • Abūna, Adab, 577.
  • Macuch, Geschichte, 470.
  • Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 132–4.


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George A. Kiraz, “Khoury, Asmar,” 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, https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Khoury-Asmar.

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Kiraz, George A. “Khoury, Asmar.” 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/Khoury-Asmar.

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