This is the standard edition of the chronicle of Bar Hebraeus in Syriac and English translation. It gives the political history of the world from the creation to the. Preferred Citation., The Chronography of Bar Hebraeus Translated by Budge, E. A. Wallis, (London: Oxford Univ. Press, H. Milford, ). Gregory II Abu ‘l-Faraj bar Ahron (–86), also known as Bar Hebraeus [Bar E. A. W. Budge, Ed., The Chronography of Gregory Abû’l Faraj, the Son of.

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Only registered users can write reviews. Richard Pynson University of Toronto, It is in reality a chronological and historical encyclopedia, into which an enormous amount of information of various kinds has been crammed.

This church on chrronography western face of a hill overlooking the city would have been ideal for the ageing cleric whose great interest in the stars has already been noted. Tusi, Nasir al-Din, ed. In was transferred to the see of Laqabin and finally was made primateor maphrianof the East by Ignatius IV Yeshu in The “Book of the Dove” was issued simultaneously by Cardahi Rome, The mishap was to prove fortunate for when in the following year the Mongol general Shawer Noyen camped in the town after falling sick, Aaron was summoned to his side in order to minister to his medical needs.

Write a customer review. Showing of 1 reviews. Lovanii in Aedibus E. In many of his more learned treatises he quotes extensively from Greek writers. His prodigious output of learned books, his very active life as a high ranking ecclesiastic, the universal reverence expressed toward him and his remarkable aptitude chrongraphy languages and erudition have ensured his memory a fame far beyond the confines of the Eastern churches.


And let this book be a religious friend to the reader, whether he be Muslim, or Hebrew, or Aramean, or a man belonging to a foreign country.

Some of his remarks on portents, derived from the appearances of the sun and other heavenly bodies, will remind the reader of passages in Old Morre’s Almanack. He was certainly able to lead a full and very spiritually and intellectually active life and the comparative stability which allowed that to happen must have been due to the chronogrpahy presence of the Mongols and the rigorous order that they imposed upon the lands of their turbulent charges.

And by that they have conquered and will conquer.

As hunger is not satisfied by water, nor thirst by bread, so the Initiated, who wishes to look within chronogrzphy Sinaitic cloud [the Divine], gains small profit by hearing the Scriptures being read. To these should be added a few translations of Arabic works into Syriac, as well as some treatises written in Arabic.

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Bar Hebraeus – Wikipedia

Account Options Sign in. University of California Press, He had learnt humility early in his search for enlightenment. Brutal the Mongols might well have been but it was chronogrphy might, cruel discipline and military prowess which differentiated the Chingizid hordes from the rude rabble armies and armed elements which had for so long preyed on these march lands.

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Bar Hebraeus’ Chronography

And twenty years after, when they were in conjunction in the Zodiacal Sign of Libra, I was ordained chronovraphy. During this space of time, many offenses made me miserable and caused me to stumble. When [the Mongols] have need to write any letter to the rebels, and they must send an envoy, let them not threaten hebdaeus with the great size of their army and their numbers, but let them say only, If ye will submit yourselves obediently ye shall find good treatment and rest, but if ye resist-as for us what do we know?


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The arrival of an army however rapacious and ruthless which operated under a perceivable command structure would have to have held the potential for hope.

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I hated other sorts of knowledge [other than his study of Greek wisdom chronograpgy mysticism], though Cbronography had to occupy my thoughts superficially with some of them, not for my own sake, but for the sake of others who wished to profit by me.

So tranquil and conducive to intellectual activity was the Il-Khanid capital that the ageing cleric was able to complete not only his great work, the Ethicon, but also a scientific work inspired and helped no doubt by the proximity of the Rasad-e Khan of Nasir al-Din Tusi, the Book of the Ascension of the Intellect.