Sawma, Abrohom (1913–1996) [Syr. Orth.]
He was born in Midyat and joined Taw Mim Simkath in 1919 in Adana where he learned Syriac under Dolabani. He moved with the school to Beirut in 1923 and studied there under Armalah. He lived in Jerusalem in 1928 where he studied at St. Mark’s Monastery, then joined public schools and graduated as an engineer in 1943. In 1948 he left Jerusalem and lived in Brazil.
His Syriac writings include poems, some published in Ḥdoyutho Suryoyto (Buenos Aires, ed. Farīd Nozha), and an 11-volume set titled Ktobo d-marduto d-suryoye (1967–1990). He also wrote Mtumoyuto d-suryoye (São Paulo, 1996) and a play on Abgar V Ukkama in Arabic.
- Abūna, Adab, 576.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 470.
- Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 129–31.
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George A. Kiraz, “Sawma, Abrohom,” 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/Sawma-Abrohom.
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Kiraz, George A. “Sawma, Abrohom.” 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/Sawma-Abrohom.
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