al-Rāhib, Elias (1860–1949) [Chald.]
He was born in Shaqlāwa of the Sher family. In 1876 he joined the Monastery of Rabban Hormizd, became a monk in 1879, and was named Elias. He was ordained priest in 1895.
He composed in Syriac a history of the Chald. patriarchs from Yoḥannan Sullaqa onward (ms.) which was later translated into Arabic by ʿAzīz Buṭros of Alqosh under the title Kitāb al-ruʿā ‘The book of shepherds’ (1952). He also composed a collection of 30 poems and anthems, following the tradition of al-Ḥarīrī, and titled it Surisiqā ‘young bird without feathers’ which was his childhood nickname (ms.).
- Abūna, Adab, 508–9.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 413–4.
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George A. Kiraz, “al-Rāhib, Elias,” 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/al-Rahib-Elias.
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Kiraz, George A. “al-Rāhib, Elias.” 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/al-Rahib-Elias.
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