Maqdisī, Jeremiah (1847–1929) [Chald.]
He was born in Alqosh and attended the Monastery of Rabban Hormizd in 1864. He studied at the Propaganda school from 1869 until 1879. In 1879 he was ordained a priest. In 1888 he became a patriarchal vicar for Siirt, and in 1889 was consecrated a bp. for Zakho. In 1914 he started building a Cathedral there which was completed in 1919.
He wrote a grammar titled Grammaire chaldéenne (Mosul, 1889), reprinted by the Iraqi Academy in 1978, and again in 1997 in Serṭo script by Barsaumo Samoil Dogan with the English title Turoṣ Mamlo by Father Jeremia Pilgrim. He translated from Latin into Syriac a book on logic (ms.), and another on literary theology (partly published according to Abūna).
- Abūna, Adab, 504–5.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 408–9.
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George A. Kiraz, “Maqdisī, Jeremiah,” 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/Maqdisi-Jeremiah.
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Kiraz, George A. “Maqdisī, Jeremiah.” 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/Maqdisi-Jeremiah.
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