Aydin, Nuʿmān (1908–2001) [Syr. Orth.]

He was born in Kfarze in Ṭur ʿAbdin. During the Sayfo massacres of 1915, his family took refuge in ʿAynwardo. He studied Syriac under Dolabani, was ordained a deacon in 1933, and a priest by Dolabani in 1952. He was appointed a Patriarchal Vicar of Ṭur ʿAbdin from 1973 to 1980. In 1987 he immigrated to the USA and settled in NJ. He was a masterful scribe.

He was the author of: 1. Homilies for Sundays and feast days (ms.). 2. An anthology of poems (partly published in various magazines). 3. On the troubles of Ṭur ʿAbdin from 1914 to 1987 (parts were published in Bahro Suryoyo). 4. On the massacres of Ṭur ʿAbdin and the persecution of the Turkish government from 1941 to 1942 (parts in Bahro Suryoyo). 5. A history of the Patriarchs and Maphrians of recent times (probably those not covered by Dolabani) (ms.). 6. Church hymnals (ms.). 7. A commentary on the sacraments (ms.). 8. The acts of St. ʿZazaʾel (ms.). 9. A history of Midyat, Kfarze, ʿAynwardo, and other villages (ms.). 10. Biographies of the bishops of Ṭur ʿAbdin from 1914 to 1985 (ms.). 11. The destruction of the fourteen monasteries of Ṭur ʿAbdin from 1914 to 1987 under the title Gedsche w-shabte >d’Turabdin (Glane, 1997), the content of which may be related to, and may include material from, 3 and 4 above.


  • Abūna, Adab, 575–6.
  • Macuch, Geschichte, 469.
  • Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 118–21.

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