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Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.

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+   James the Apostle (1 works)
James (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܝܥܩܘܒ ܫܠܝܚܐ by James the ApostleJames the Apostle. “James (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܝܥܩܘܒ ܫܠܝܚܐ.” Based upon G. H. Gwilliam, J. Pinkerton and John Gwynn eds., The New Testament in Syriac [ܕܝܬܝܩܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ] (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 1, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/138.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/138
+   John the Apostle (4 works)
Revelation (Peshitta Version) - ܓܠܝܢܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ by John the ApostleJohn the Apostle. “Revelation (Peshitta Version) - ܓܠܝܢܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ.” Based upon G. H. Gwilliam, J. Pinkerton and John Gwynn eds., The New Testament in Syriac [ܕܝܬܝܩܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ] (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 1, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/145.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/145
3 John (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܬܠܬ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ by John the ApostleJohn the Apostle. “3 John (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܬܠܬ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ.” Based upon G. H. Gwilliam, J. Pinkerton and John Gwynn eds., The New Testament in Syriac [ܕܝܬܝܩܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ] (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 1, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/143.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/143
2 John (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܬܪ̈ܬܝܢ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ by John the ApostleJohn the Apostle. “2 John (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܬܪ̈ܬܝܢ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ.” Based upon G. H. Gwilliam, J. Pinkerton and John Gwynn eds., The New Testament in Syriac [ܕܝܬܝܩܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ] (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 1, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/142.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/142
1 John (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ by John the ApostleJohn the Apostle. “1 John (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ.” Based upon G. H. Gwilliam, J. Pinkerton and John Gwynn eds., The New Testament in Syriac [ܕܝܬܝܩܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ] (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 1, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/141.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/141
+   John the Evangelist (1 works)
Gospel of John - ܐܘܢܓܠܝܘܢ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܟܪܘܙܘܬܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ by John the EvangelistJohn the Evangelist. “Gospel of John - ܐܘܢܓܠܝܘܢ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܟܪܘܙܘܬܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ.” Based upon G. H. Gwilliam, J. Pinkerton and John Gwynn eds., The New Testament in Syriac [ܕܝܬܝܩܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ] (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 1, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/121.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/121
+   John the Solitary (1 works)
Dialogue on the Soul - ܢܝ̈ܫܐ ܐܚܪ̈ܢܐ ܥܠ ܢܦܫܐ by John the SolitaryJohn the Solitary. “Dialogue on the Soul - ܢܝ̈ܫܐ ܐܚܪ̈ܢܐ ܥܠ ܢܦܫܐ.” Based upon Sven Dedering ed., Johannes Von Lykopolis. Ein Dialog Über Die Seele Und Die Affekte Des Menschen (Leipzig: O. Harrassowitz, 1936). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified March 29, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/339.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/339
+   Joshua the Stylite (1 works)
Chronicle of Ps.-Joshua the Stylite - ܡܟܬܒܢܘܬܐ ܕܬܫܥܝܬܐ ܕܙܒܢܐ ܕܐܘܠܨܢܐ ܕܗܘ̣ܐ ܒܐܘܪܗܝ ܘܒܐܡܕ ܘܒܟܠܗ̇ ܒܝܬ ܢܗܪܝܢ by Joshua the StyliteJoshua the Stylite. “Chronicle of Ps.-Joshua the Stylite - ܡܟܬܒܢܘܬܐ ܕܬܫܥܝܬܐ ܕܙܒܢܐ ܕܐܘܠܨܢܐ ܕܗܘ̣ܐ ܒܐܘܪܗܝ ܘܒܐܡܕ ܘܒܟܠܗ̇ ܒܝܬ ܢܗܪܝܢ .” Based upon William Wright ed., The Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite, composed in Syriac A.D. 507 (Cambridge: University Press, 1882). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/485.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/485
+   Jude the Apostle (1 works)
Jude (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ by Jude the ApostleJude the Apostle. “Jude (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ.” Based upon G. H. Gwilliam, J. Pinkerton and John Gwynn eds., The New Testament in Syriac [ܕܝܬܝܩܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ] (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 1, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/144.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/144