Nuḥ the Lebanese (1451–1509) [Syr. Orth.]
Author, maph. (1489/90–1493), and patr. (1493–1509). Born into a Maronite family, he became Syr. Orth. and studied at Dayr Mār Mūsā al-Ḥabashī near Ḥimṣ. According to the continuator of Bar ʿEbroyo’s Ecclesiastical History he had an excellent knowledge of both Syriac and Arabic. He was ordained bp. of Ḥimṣ with the name Qurillos. He is the author of a number of memre in the dodecasyllabic meter on several subjects (ascetical, theological, and philosophical; injustice committed by Huns and Kurds; an elegy on his teacher Tumo) (published by Yuḥanon Dolabani [Mardin, 1956]). As patr. he had to intervene in the conflict which opposed Masʿūd of Ṭur ʿAbdin and some senior bishops of the region.
- Abbeloos and Lamy, Gregorii Barhebraei chronicon ecclesiasticum, vol. 3, 549–63.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 17.
- Barsoum, Scattered pearls, 508–9.
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Herman G. B. Teule, “Nuḥ the Lebanese,” 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/Nuh-the-Lebanese.
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Teule, Herman G. B. “Nuḥ the Lebanese.” 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/Nuh-the-Lebanese.
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