Search Tips

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.

Date range

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Demonstration 21: On Persecution - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܪܕܘܦܝܐ by AphrahatAphrahat. “Demonstration 21: On Persecution - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܪܕܘܦܝܐ .” Based upon Jean Parisot ed., Aphraatis Sapientis Persae Demonstrationes, Patrologia Syriaca,vol. 1.1 (Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1894) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/21.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/21
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Gospel of Matthew - ܐܘܢܓܠܝܘܢ ܕܡܬܝ by Matthew the EvangelistMatthew the Evangelist. “Gospel of Matthew - ܐܘܢܓܠܝܘܢ ܕܡܬܝ .” 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 April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/100.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/100
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Nisibis 1 by Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian. “Nisibis 1.” Based upon Edmund Beck ed., "Des Heiligen Ephraem der Syrers Carmina Nisibena." inCorpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium (Louvain: Secrétariat du CorpusSCO, 1961). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified June 12, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/259.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/259
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Martyrdom of Miles and his Companions - ܤܗܕܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܠܣ ܐܲܦܸܤܦܘܿܦܵܐ ܕܫܘܿܫܲܢ: ܘܕܼܵܐܒܿܘܼܪܤܵܡ ܩܲܫܝܼܫܵܐ: ܘܲܕܼܤܝܼܢܲܝ ܡܫܲܡܫܵܢܵܐ. ܒܫܘܼܪܵܝܹܗ ܕܲܪܕܼܘܼܦܝܲܢ by AnonymousMartyrdom of Miles and his Companions - ܤܗܕܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܠܣ ܐܲܦܸܤܦܘܿܦܵܐ ܕܫܘܿܫܲܢ: ܘܕܼܵܐܒܿܘܼܪܤܵܡ ܩܲܫܝܼܫܵܐ: ܘܲܕܼܤܝܼܢܲܝ ܡܫܲܡܫܵܢܵܐ. ܒܫܘܼܪܵܝܹܗ ܕܲܪܕܼܘܼܦܝܲܢ .” Based upon Paul Bedjan ed., Acta martyrum et sanctorum (Parisiis; Lipsiae: Harrasssowitz, 1890). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/489.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/489
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Discourse 72 by Isaac of NinevehIsaac of Nineveh. “Discourse 72.” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified March 5, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/463.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/463
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Canons of Rabbula - ܩܢ̈ܘܢܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ by Rabbula of EdessaRabbula of Edessa. “Canons of Rabbula - ܩܢ̈ܘܢܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܝܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/491.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/491
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Advice to Solitaries - ܙܘܗܪ̈ܐ ܡܛܠ ܕܝܪ̈ܝܐܼ by Rabbula of EdessaRabbula of Edessa. “Advice to Solitaries - ܙܘܗܪ̈ܐ ܡܛܠ ܕܝܪ̈ܝܐܼ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/492.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/492
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Precepts and Advice to Priests and Sons of the Covenant - ܦܘܩ̈ܕܢܐ ܘܙܘܗܪ̈ܐ ܕܠܘܬ ܟܗ̈ܢܐ ܘܒ̈ܢܝ ܩܿܝܡܐ by Rabbula of EdessaRabbula of Edessa. “Precepts and Advice to Priests and Sons of the Covenant - ܦܘܩ̈ܕܢܐ ܘܙܘܗܪ̈ܐ ܕܠܘܬ ܟܗ̈ܢܐ ܘܒ̈ܢܝ ܩܿܝܡܐ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/493.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/493
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Letter from Rabbula to Andrew of Samosata - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܡܪ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܠܘܬ ܐܢܕܪܐܘܣ ܕܫܡܝܫܛ by Rabbula of EdessaRabbula of Edessa. “Letter from Rabbula to Andrew of Samosata - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܡܪ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܠܘܬ ܐܢܕܪܐܘܣ ܕܫܡܝܫܛ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/494.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/494
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Letter from Andrew of Samosata to Rabbula - ܕܐܢܕܪܐܘܣ ܠܘܬ ܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ by Rabbula of EdessaRabbula of Edessa. “Letter from Andrew of Samosata to Rabbula - ܕܐܢܕܪܐܘܣ ܠܘܬ ܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/495.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/495
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Part of a Letter from Rabbula to Cyril - ܡܢܬܐ ܕܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܛܘܒܢܐ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܕܐܬܟܬܒܬ ܠܘܬ ܛܘܒܢܐ ܩܘܪܠܘܣ by Rabbula of EdessaRabbula of Edessa. “Part of a Letter from Rabbula to Cyril - ܡܢܬܐ ܕܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܛܘܒܢܐ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܕܐܬܟܬܒܬ ܠܘܬ ܛܘܒܢܐ ܩܘܪܠܘܣ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/496.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/496
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Letter from Cyril to Rabbula - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܛܘܒܢܐ ܩܘܪܝܠܘܣ ܕܠܘܬ ܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ by Rabbula of EdessaRabbula of Edessa. “Letter from Cyril to Rabbula - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܛܘܒܢܐ ܩܘܪܝܠܘܣ ܕܠܘܬ ܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/497.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/497
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Memra 17: On the Sufferings of Our Lord Who Became Through Them an Example for Us - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܰܫܒܰܥܬܰܥܣܰܪ ܕܥܰܠ ܚܰܫܰܘ̈ܗ̱ܝ ܕܡܳܪܰܢ ܕܰܗܘܳܐ ܠܰܢ ܒܗܽܘܢ ܚܰܘܪܳܐ by AnonymousMemra 17: On the Sufferings of Our Lord Who Became Through Them an Example for Us - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܰܫܒܰܥܬܰܥܣܰܪ ܕܥܰܠ ܚܰܫܰܘ̈ܗ̱ܝ ܕܡܳܪܰܢ ܕܰܗܘܳܐ ܠܰܢ ܒܗܽܘܢ ܚܰܘܪܳܐ .” Based upon Robert Kitchen and Martien Parmentier eds., The Syriac Book of Steps vol. 2 , Texts from Christian Late Antiquity,vol. 12b (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 31, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/204.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/204
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Homily of Rabbula delivered in Constantinople - ܬܘܪܓܡܐ ܕܡܠܠ ܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܒܥܕܬܐ ܕܩܘܣܛܢܛܝܢܦܘܠܝܣ ܩܕܡ ܥܡܐ ܟܠܗ by Rabbula of EdessaRabbula of Edessa. “Homily of Rabbula delivered in Constantinople - ܬܘܪܓܡܐ ܕܡܠܠ ܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܘܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܒܥܕܬܐ ܕܩܘܣܛܢܛܝܢܦܘܠܝܣ ܩܕܡ ܥܡܐ ܟܠܗ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/499.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/499
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Life of Rabbula - ܢܨ̈ܚܢܘܗܝ ܕܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܒܪܝܟܬܐ by AnonymousLife of Rabbula - ܢܨ̈ܚܢܘܗܝ ܕܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܒܪܝܟܬܐ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/490.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/490
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Discourse 2 by Isaac of NinevehIsaac of Nineveh. “Discourse 2.” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified March 5, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/393.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/393
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On the Soul - ܥܲܠ ܡܝܲܬܿܪܘܼܬܼܵܐ ܕܢܲܦܫܵܐ ܘܕܲܐܝܼܟܲܢܵܐ ܡܦܲܪܢܣܵܐ by NarsaiNarsai. “On the Soul - ܥܲܠ ܡܝܲܬܿܪܘܼܬܼܵܐ ܕܢܲܦܫܵܐ ܘܕܲܐܝܼܟܲܢܵܐ ܡܦܲܪܢܣܵܐ .” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/93.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/93
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Memra 15: On Adam's Marital Desire - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܚܰܡܶܫܬܰܥܣܰܪ ܕܥܰܠ ܡܰܪܕܺܝܬܳܐ ܕܙܽܘܘܳܓܳܐ ܕܰܗܘܳܬ ܒܳܐܕܳܡ by AnonymousMemra 15: On Adam's Marital Desire - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܚܰܡܶܫܬܰܥܣܰܪ ܕܥܰܠ ܡܰܪܕܺܝܬܳܐ ܕܙܽܘܘܳܓܳܐ ܕܰܗܘܳܬ ܒܳܐܕܳܡ .” Based upon Robert Kitchen and Martien Parmentier eds., The Syriac Book of Steps vol. 2 , Texts from Christian Late Antiquity,vol. 12b (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 31, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/202.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/202

Search Tips

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.