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A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY ON SYRIAC CHRISTIANITY

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Maalula Mar Maron Massora Modern Syriac mother 
Mabbug Mar Mattay Masud of Tur Abdin monasteries Mount Zion 
Macarius of Egypt Mar Micha material culture Monastery Deir Zafaran mountain 
Maccabees Mar Narsai of Shahrqart mathematics monastery of Babai of Nisibis mourning 
Macedonians Mar Narsai the Ascetic matins monastery of Barqita Mt 1:1-17 
Madain Mar Pappos matter monastery of Bet Abhe Mt 1:16 
madrasha Mar Pinhas Matthew monastery of Bet Qoqa Mt 1:18-25 
Magi Mar Pusai Matthew of Edessa monastery of Gabriel of Qartmin Mt 10:42 
magic Mar Qardag Maurice monastery of Gabrona and Shmona Mt 11:11 
magic bowls Mar Qawme Maximus the Confessor monastery of Isaac of Nineveh Mt 11:27-29 
Mahoza Mar Quryaqos media monastery of John Nahlaya Mt 11:5-6 
Maipherqat Mar Sallara medicine monastery of John of Qanqal Mt 12:18 
Makkiha I Mar Sargis Medieval monastery of John the Arab Mt 12:24 
Malabar Mar Shabbay Melchizedek monastery of Mar Abai Mt 12:31-32 
Malachi Mar Shabur Meletius of Antioch monastery of Mar Aha Mt 12:43 
Malayalam Mar Shahdost Melitene monastery of Mar Ahha Mt 13 
Malke Bar Shushan Mar Shalita Melito monastery of Mar Awgen Mt 13:21 
Malula Mar Sovo Melkite monastery of Mar Azazel Mt 13:33 
Mamas of Caesarea Mar Tahmazgard Melkites Monastery of Mar Barsauma Mt 13:3-9 
Mana of Rewardeshir Mar Talya of Cyrrhus memory monastery of Mar Bassus Mt 13:47-50 
Manasseh Mar Tataq memra monastery of Mar Behnam Mt 14 
Mandaeism Mar Tlaye of Tal Menander monastery of Mar Eliya Mt 15:21-28 
Mandylion Mar Yareth of Alexandria menologion monastery of Mar Gabriel Mt 15:5-11 
Mani Mar Yazdbozid menstruation Monastery of Mar Hanina Mt 16:13 
Manichaeism Mar Yazdpaneh mercy Monastery of Mar Ishoyahb Mt 16:18 
manna Mar Yonan Merv monastery of Mar Jacob Mt 16:26-28 
manuscripts Mar Zaya Mesene monastery of Mar Malkha Mt 17:23-26 
maphrianat Mar Zeya Meskena de-Bet Arbaie monastery of Mar Maroun Mt 18:1-20 
maqama Mar Zuzaya Mesopotamia Monastery of Mar Mattay Mt 18:14 
Mar Aba Mara bar Serapion Messalianism monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi Mt 18:23-25 
Mar Aba I Maragha Messiah monastery of Mar Philoxenus Mt 2:1-12 
Mar Aba II of Kashkar Maranemmeh metalwork monastery of Mar Saba Mt 2:16-18 
Mar Abda Marcion metaphor monastery of Mar Yakub Mt 21:19-22 
Mar Abdisho Marcionism meteorology monastery of Mar Yohannan Qamulaya Mt 21:9 
Mar Abraham of Arbela Mardaites Methodius monastery of Mar Yonan Mt 22:15-16 
Mar Adona Mardin metrics monastery of Mar Zakkay Mt 22:2-13 
Mar Aha Marga metropoly monastery of Mqurtaya Mt 23:34 
Mar Asia Mari Micah monastery of Phesiltha Mt 23:35 
Mar Awgen Mari ibn Sulaiman Michael Badoqa monastery of Qenneshre Mt 25:1-13 
Mar Azziza Mari the Persian Michael of Malig monastery of Rabban Hormizd Mt 25:14-30 
Mar Babai the Scribe Mariam of Qidun Michael the Syrian monastery of Rabban Sapra Mt 25:31-46 
Mar Badma Maribas the Chaldean microcosm monastery of Rabban Shapur Mt 26 
Mar Barhadbeshabba Marina of Qannoubin midrash monastery of Sabrisho Mt 26:28 
Mar Barlaha Mariology Midyat monastery of Saydnaya Mt 27:24 
Mar Barshebya Mark the Monk Mihraqan Qadaq monastery of St Mark Mt 27:4 
Mar Bassus Markian of Bethlehem Mikha Gramkaya monastery of Tell Ada Mt 27:46 
Mar Behnam marmyata Miles monastery of Zobar Mt 27:52 
Mar Benjamin Maro milk monasticism Mt 3:17 
Mar Bishoi Maronite millenarism Mongols Mt 4:1-11 
Mar Denha I Maronites Mina Monophysitism Mt 5:25-34 
Mar Denha II marriage miracles Monotheletism Mt 5:3-8 
Mar Elijah of Hirta Martha mirror Montanism Mt 6:22 
Mar Emmeh Martinianus misogyny months Mt 7 
Mar Gregory Pirangushnasp martyrdom mission moon Muhammad 
Mar Guhishtazad Martyrdom of the Mimes Mithraism morphology Muhtasar al-Ahbar al-Biiyya 
Mar Habib martyrology Mk 10:17-25 mosaics Muhyi ad-Din al-Isfahani 
Mar Hanina martyrs Mk 12:42 Moses Mundhir III 
Mar John Nahlaya Martyrs of Najran Mk 14:22-24 Moses bar Kepha music 
Mar John of Qanqal Marutha of Maipherqat Mk 14:24 Moses of Inghilene Muslim-Christian relations 
Mar John the Arab Marutha of Tagrit Mk 4:3-9 Moses of Khoren myron 
Mar John the Egyptian Mary Mk 7:31-37 Moses of Mardin mystery 
Mar Khvadahoy Mary Magdalene Mlahso Moses of Nisibis mysticism 
Mar Main of Singar Masius Mlikh Mosul mythology
Mar Malkha mass-media 
Akhrass, Roger-Youssef and Syryany, Imad, eds. 160 Unpublished Homilies of Jacob of Serugh. Damascus: Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate, 2017.
Keywords: IV-VII CE, VI CE, Jacob of Sarug, poetry, hymnography, Old Testament, Genesis, Isaiah, Is 9:6, Exodus, Ex 17, Moses, Balaam, Phinehas, Jacob, Joseph, Joshua, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, David, Daniel, Ezekiel, Elijah, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew, Mt 12:43, Mt 13:47-50, Mt 15:21-28, Acts, Acts 5, 1 Timothy, 1 Tim 2:5, Galatians, good thief, exegesis, Christology, feasts, Nativity, Palm Sunday, Passion, Annunciation, Easter, Lent, crucifixion, resurrection, saints, apostles, martyrdom, Mary, Peter, Thomas, Stephen the Protomartyr, Julian Saba, Abgar, Addai, St Domitius, St Theodore, Mar Behnam, Barsauma, Maccabees, relics, Holy Cross, burial, eschatology, locusts, faith, Amida, Jerusalem, Satan, anathema, Nestorius, polemic, anti-Nestorian, repentance.
Bedjan, Paulus, ed. Acta martyrum et sanctorum. Paris / Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1890-1897.
Keywords: saints, hagiography, martyrs, NT apocrypha, Acts of Peter, Acts of Paul, Acts of Mar Mari, Edessan martyrs, St Sharbil, St Barsamya, Gurya-Habib-Shamuna, Abd al-Masih of Singar, Eusebius of Caesarea, St George, Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, Holy Cross, John bar Malke, St Marina, St Jacob the Cut-Up, Book of the Himyarites, History of Karka de Beth Selok, St Zaya, St Shalita, Mar Yonan, St Mahduht, Acts of Thomas, Persian martyrs, Simeon bar Sabbae, Mar Narsai the Ascetic, Simeon the Stylite, St Pelagia, St Tarbo, St Cyriacus, Mar Behnam, St Pethion, Jacob of Sarug, Palladius, Jerome, Pachomius, translations from Greek, translations into Syriac, Nestorian, Jacobite, primary sources [Syriac].
Bruns, Peter, ''Hagiographia satis legendaria. Einige Beobachtungen zum Mār Behnām-Martyrium (BHO 177)'', Pages 13-48 in Chrétiens en terre d’Iran IV. Itinéraires missionnaires: échanges et identités. Edited by Jullien, Christelle. Cahiers de Studia Iranica 44. Paris: Association pour l’avancement des études iraniennes, 2011.
Keywords: Iran, hagiography, saints, Mar Behnam.
Fiey, Jean-Maurice, Assyrie chrétienne. Contribution à l’étude de l’histoire et de la géographie ecclésiastiques et monastiques du nord de I’Iraq. Recherches publiées sous la direction de l’lnstitut de lettres orientales de Beyrouth 22, 34, 42. Beyrouth: Imprimerie catholique, 1965, 1968.
Keywords: monasticism, history, geography, topography, Adiabene, Arbela, Marga, Bet Nuhadre, Nineveh, Bet Garmai, Bet Aramaye, Basrah, Mar Behnam, Mar Elijah of Hirta, diocese, administration, monasticism, monasteries, Monastery of Mar Behnam, Monastery of Mar Eliya, Monastery of Mar Hanina, Monastery of Mar Ishoyahb, Monastery of Mar Mattay, villages, Nestorian, Jacobite.
Habbi, Joseph, ''Mār Behnam between the Event and the Story'', Pages 111-137 in The Monastery of the Martyr Behnam: The Book of the Sixteenth Hundred Jubilee. Edited by Cassmousa, G.. Baghdad: Diwan Press, 1990.
Keywords: saints, hagiography, Mar Behnam, Jacobite.
Harrak, Amir and Niu, Ruji, ''The Uighur Inscription at the Mausoleum of Mar Behnam, Iraq'', Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 4 (2004): 66-72.
Keywords: XIII CE, archaeology, epigraphics, inscriptions [Turkic], inscriptions [Syriac], Mongols, Uighurs, Mar Behnam, Syriac influence [Central Asia], Nestorian.
Harrak, Amir, Le Monastère de Mar-Behnam à la période atabeg – XIIIe s. L’art au service de la foi. Cahiers d’études syriaques 5. Paris: Geuthner, 2018.
Keywords: VII-XVIII CE, XIII CE, XVIII CE, monasticism, monasteries, churches, monastery of Mar Behnam, architecture, art, iconography, inscriptions [Syriac], hagiography, Mar Behnam, Nestorian, primary sources [Syriac] - French translation.
Hoffmann, Johann Georg Ernst, Auszüge aus syrischen Akten persischer Märtyrer übersetzt und durch Untersuchungen zur historischen Topographie erläutert. Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 7.3. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1880.
Keywords: Iran, hagiography, Persian martyrs, Babai the Great, Mar Behnam, St George Mihrangushnasp, Mar Gregory Pirangushnasp, St Pethion, History of Karka de Beth Selok, Karka de Beth Selok, martyrdom, saints, historiography, geography, topography, Sassanians, saints, Audians, Borborites, Zoroastrianism, Izla, Bet Garmai, diocese, primary sources [Syriac] - German translation.
Holm, Tawny L., ''Memories of Sennacherib in Aramaic Tradition'', Pages 295-323 in Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography. Edited by Kalimi, Isaac and Richardson, Seth. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 71. Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2014.
Keywords: IV-VII CE, Ancient Near East, Assyrians, Sennacherib, Ahikar, hagiography, Mar Behnam, Mar Qardag.
Horn, Cornelia B., ''Children as Pilgrims and the Cult of the Holy Children in the Early Syriac Tradition: The Cases of Theodoret of Cyrrhus and the Child-Martyrs Behnām, Sarah, and Cyriacus'', ARAM 18-19 (2006-2007): 439-462.
Keywords: hagiography, children, Mar Behnam, St Cyriacus, V CE, Theodoret of Cyrus, pilgrimage, martyrs, saints.
Jacob, Thomas, ''Literar- und quellengeschichtliche Untersuchung der Mâr Mattai-Legende'', Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenschaft 40 (2005): 71-104.
Keywords: Mar Mattay, Mar Behnam, hagiography, Jacobite.
Jacob, Thomas, Das Kloster Mār Mattai und seine Bedeutung für die Geschichte der Syrisch-Orthodoxen Kirche (von der Spätantike bis ins 13. Jh.), mit Edition und quellengeschichtlicher Untersuchung der Mār Mattai-Legende. Hallesche Beiträge zur Orientwissenschaft 46. Halle an der Salle: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 2012.
Keywords: IV-VII CE, VII-XVIII CE, hagiography, Mar Mattay, Mar Behnam, Julian, monasticism, monasteries, monastery of Mar Mattay, Amida, Maphrianat, Jacobite, primary sources [Syriac] + German translation.
Jahūla, Francis, The Life of the Hero Martyrs, Prince Behnam and his Sister Princess Sarah. Qaraqōsh: Mar Poulis Centre, 2005.
Keywords: hagiography, saints, Mar Behnam.
Khan, Geoffrey, The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Qaraqosh. Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics 36. Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2002.
Keywords: XIX-XXI CE, Syriac language, Modern Syriac, Qaraqosh, grammar, phonology, syntax, verb, lexicography, folklore, Nativity, food, Mar Behnam, primary sources [Syriac] + English translation.
Novák, Mirko and Younansardaroud, Helen, ''Mār Behnām, Sohn des Sanherib von Nimrūd. Tradition und Rezeption einer assyrischen Gestalt im iraqischen Christentum und die Frage nach den Fortleben der Assyrer'', Altorientalistische Forschungen 29:1 (2002): 166-194.
Keywords: hagiography, Mar Behnam, Sennacherib, Nimrod, identity, Ancient Near East, Assyrians, monastery of Mar Behnam, Persian martyrs, Nestorian.
Rassam, Suha, ''Der Mār Behnam: The Monastery of Saint Behnam'', Pages 81-91 in The Christian Heritage of Iraq: Collected Papers from the Christianity of Iraq I-V Seminar Days. Edited by Hunter, Erica C.D.. Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 13. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2009.
Keywords: saints, Mar Behnam, monasticism, monasteries, monastery of Mar Behnam, Jacobite.
Saint-Laurent, Jeanne-Nicole and Smith, Kyle Richard, The History of Mar Behnam and Sarah: Martyrdom and Monasticism in Medieval Iraq. Persian Martyr Acts in Syriac: Text and Translation 7. Piscataway, New Jersey: Gorgias Press, 2018.
Keywords: VII-XVIII CE, hagiography, martyrdom, Persian martyrs, Mar Behnam, primary sources [Syriac] + English translation.
Saint-Laurent, Jeanne-Nicole Mellon, ''Christian Legend in Medieval Iraq: Siblings, Sacrifice, and Sanctity in Behnam and Sarah'', Pages 191-218 in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity. Edited by Frank, Georgia A. and Holman, Susan R. and Jacobs, Andrew S.. Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought. New York: Fordham University, 2020.
Keywords: VII-XVIII CE, saints, hagiography, martyrdom, Persian martyrs, Mar Behnam, Nestorian.
Sauma, Assad, ''Sorne Observations about the Syriac Story of Mar Behnam and His Sister Sarah'', Parole de l’Orient 40 (2015): 379-403.
Keywords: IV-VII CE, Mar Behnam, Persian martyrs, saints, hagiography, martyrdom, Ancient Near East, Sennacherib, liturgics, Mosul, monastery of Mar Mattay, Jacobite.
Snelders, Bas and Jeudy, Adeline, ''Guarding the Entrances: Equestrian Saints in Egypt and North Mesopotamia'', Eastern Christian Art 3 (2006): 103-140.
Keywords: archaeology, art, iconography, saints, Mar Behnam, St George, horse.
Snelders, Bas, ''Art et hagiographie: la construction d’une communauté à Mar Behnam'', Pages 271-286 in L’hagiographie syriaque. Edited by Binggeli, André. Études syriaques 9. Paris: Paul Geuthner, 2012.
Keywords: VII-XVIII CE, XII CE, archaeology, monasteries, monastery of Mar Behnam, hagiography, art, iconography, Mar Behnam, Jacobite.
Wiessner, Gernot, ''Die Behnam-Legende'', Pages 119-133 in Synkretismusforschung: Theorie und Praxis I. Edited by Wiessner, Gernot. Göttinger Orientforschungen: Reihe Grundlagen und Ergebnisse 1. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1978.
Keywords: hagiography, Persian martyrs, Mar Behnam.
Wolper, Ethel Sara, ''Khidr and the Politics of Translation in Mosul: Mar Behnam, St George and Khidr Ilyas'', Pages 377-392 in Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities Across the Islamic World. Edited by Gharipour, Mohammad Morgan. Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World 3. Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2015.
Keywords: VII-XVIII CE, Muslim-Christian relations, Mosul, churches, monastery of Mar Behnam, Mar Behnam, St George.
Younansardaroud, Helen, ''Die Legende von Mâr Behnâm'', Pages 185-196 in Syriaca: Zur Geschichte, Theologie, Liturgie und Gegenwartslage der syrischen Kirchen. 2. Deutsches Syrologen-Symposium (Juli 2000, Wittenberg). Edited by Tamcke, Martin. Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte 17. Münster: LIT, 2002.
Keywords: IV-VII CE, hagiography, martyrs, Persian martyrs, Mar Behnam.
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