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John, of Dalyatha, active 8th century


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    • Dalyatha, John of, active 8th century
    • Jean, de Dalyatha, active 8th century
    • Jean, Saba, active 8th century
    • Jean Saba, active 8th century
    • Joannes, a Dilaita, active 8th century
    • Joannes, Daliathensis, active 8th century
    • Joannes, Saba, active 8th century
    • Joannes Saba, active 8th century
    • John bar Dalyāthā, active 8th century
    • John, of Dalyatha, 8th cent.
    • John, Saba, active 8th century
    • John Saba, active 8th century
    • Yoḥannan Saba, active 8th century
    • Ioannes e Daljata, active 8th century
    • John, of Dalyata, active 8th century
    • Saba, the Elder, active 8th century
    • Yōḥanān d-Dālyātā, active 8th century
    • Yuḥanān d-Dālāyāthā, active 8th century
    • Yoḥannan, of Dalyatha, active 8th century
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        • Organization: Mar Yozadaq
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    • John, of Dalyatha, 8th cent.
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    • found: His La collection des lettres de Jean de Dalyatha, 1978:p. 5, etc. (un certain Saba (ancien), Jean; Jean Saba; editor believes he is the same as Jean de Dalyatha; fl. middle of the 8th cent., northern Mesopotamia; Jean de Dalyatha and Jean Bar Penkâyê seem to be two different authors, with quite differing mentalities)
    • found: Goshen-Gottstein, M.H. Syriac manuscripts in the Harvard College library, c1979:index (John of Dalyatha; ref. from John Saba)
    • found: Orientalia christiana periodica, v. 32 (1966):p. 247 (Clemons, J.T. A checklist of Syriac mss. in the U.S. and Can.: no. 146: John of Dalyatha)
    • found: Parole de l'Orient, v. 3, no 1 (1972):p. 45, etc. (Colless, B.E. The biographies of John Saba: Joannes Saba, Joannes a Dilaita, Joannes Daliathensis; that John Saba and John of Dalyatha are the same is the accepted opinion; his writings sometimes erroneously attrib. to John bar Penkayé (John of Penek); Saba a surname meaning venerable; lived in 8th cent.; Colless discusses whether John of Dalyatha and John ben Penkayé are the same and leaves question open)
    • found: British Museum. Cat. of Syriac printed books ... 1962(John bar Dalyāthā, called Sābhā)
    • found: Syriaca.org (online), viewed on November 17, 2020:John of Dalyatha (sometime between 700 and 800; commonly called Yoḥannan Saba ("Elder"); East Syriac monk; author of a Syriac collection of mystical discourses, letters, and maxims; also called John Saba; monk of the monastery of Mar Yozadaq in Qardu; writings were condemned under the Synod of Timothy I, but they were rehabilitated by Isho bar Nun; Church of the East; variants = Ioannes e Daljata; Jean de Dalyatha; John of Dalyata; Saba the Elder; Yōḥanān d-Dālyātā; Yuḥanān d-Dālāyāthā; Yoḥannan of Dalyatha) - http://syriaca.org/person/826
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