Michael the Syrian

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J.-B. Abbeloos and T.J. Lamy, eds. and trans., Gregorii Barhebraei Chronicon ecclesiasticum, 3 vols. (Paris, 1872-1877). Volume 1; Volume 2; Volume 3.

P. Bedjan, ed. Gregorii Barebraei Chronicon Syriacum e codd. mss. emendatum ac punctis vocalibus adnotationibusque locupletatum (Paris, 1890).

J.-B. Chabot, ed. and trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien, patriarche jacobite d’Antioche (1166–1199) (Paris, 1899–1910). Volume 1; Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4.

 

For more information on Michael the Syrian, see our Chronicles and Historiography page.

 

Chabot Volume 1

[Book 1: From Adam to the Flood] / [Book 2: From Noah to Abraham] / [Book 3: From Abraham to Othniel] / [Book 4: From Ahur (Judges) to Babylonian exile] / [Book 5: From Darius the Persian to ~1st century CE] / [Book 6: From the 1st century CE to ~311 CE] / [Book 7: From ~311 CE to ~ 395 CE]

 

Chabot Volume 2

[Book 8: From ~395 CE to ~457 CE] / [Book 9: From ~457 CE to ~565 CE] / [Book 10: From ~565 CE to ~610 CE] / [Book 11: From 610 CE to ~775 CE

 

Chabot Volume 3

[Book 12: From ~775 CE to ~842 CE] / [Book 13: From ~842 CE to ~1034 CE] / [Book 14: Excursus: History of the Turks] / [Book 15: From ~1042 CE to ~1131 CE] / [Book 16: From ~ 1110 CE to ~1143 CE] / [Book 17: From ~1143 to ~1150 CE] / [Book 18: From ~1150 CE to ~1180CE] / [Book 19: From ~1180 CE to ~1205 CE] / [Book 20: More from ~1170 CE to ~1190 CE; The exploits of Saladin] / [Book 21: From ~1180 CE to ~1195 CE] / [Appendices]

 

Chabot Volume 1 [ Back to Top]

  • Book 1: From Adam to the Flood (FT)

    • Chapter 1: Now according to the Septuagint, Adam, having reached 230 years, fathered Seth, and lived another 460 years. . .(FT)
    • Chapter 2: The priestly document of prophecy, which Moses, the man of God taught (FT)
    • Chapter 3: From the day which Adam was created by [God] until Jared was born in the 6th generation. . . (FT)
    • Chapter 4: The first king was Adam, after him was Seth (FT)
    • Chapter 5: On the number of the kings which were in the time before the flood. . .(FT)
    • Chapter 6: About how one pleased the Lord in deeds of righteousness and found favor before God as the prophetic book testifies (FT)
    • Chapter 7: After the beginning of the life of Adam, until the flood, who survived until the time of Noah. The sum of the years is 2242 during which years there were 10 patriarchs (FT)
    • Chapter 8: The names and ages of the generations from Adam to Noah in a diagram (FT)

 

  • Book 2: Beginning with the Time of Noah until Abraham, 1081 years (FT)

    • Chapter 1: After [His] just wrath, God remembered Noah. He went out with some of his people from the ark (FT)
    • Chapter 2: Shem was 130 years old when he begat Arphaxad; according to the Hebrew, at the age of 102 years (FT)
    • Chapter 3: On the beginning of the life of Reu (FT)
    • Chapter 4: Sarug was 130 years old when he bore Nachor (FT)
    • Chapter 5: Nahor bore Terah at the age of 79 years according to the LXX (FT)
    • Chapter 6: Terah at the age of 70 bore Abraham (FT)
    • Chapter 7: In a table he shows the agreement and disagreement of the chronicles concerning how many years there are until Abraham (FT)
    • Chapter 8: Where he demonstrates the descendence of the peoples in a table (FT)

 

  • Book 3: In this book [we] begin the canon of numbers and kingdoms and kings which Eusebius arranged. . . (FT)

    • Chapter 1: Beginning at the time of Abraham, that is, in the year 3336 after the first man (FT)
    • Chapter 2: In the 19th year of Isaac Abraham had a vision (FT)
    • Chapters 3-4 [missing from manuscript]
    • Chapter 5: In the 37th year of Moses, Joshua was born, the son of Nun (FT)
    • Chapter 6: Moses turned 78 years of age when God spoke to him on Mount Sinai (FT)
    • Chapter 7: From Adam until the 80th year of Moses, in which the people left Egypt, a sum of 3842 years (FT)
    • Chapter 8: After the death of Moses, Joshua the son of Nun, who had been the disciple of Moses, became the leader of the Hebrew people (FT)
    • Chapter 9: Othniel judged the people for 40 years (FT)
    • Chapter 10: This third book began at the first year of Abraham, which is the 3340th year after Adam according to the Septuagint (FT)

 

  • Book 4: The fourth book begins in the first year of the fifth millenium, which is 680 years after Abraham (FT)

    • Chapter 1: From Adam to Moses one counts 87 generations (FT)
    • Chapter 2: After Ahur, the Hebrew people were subjected to Jabin, the king of Hazor, for 20 years (FT)
    • Chapter 3: After Deborah and Barak, the Midianites ruled over the Hebrews for seven years (FT)
    • Chapter 4: After Gideon, his son, Abimilech, arose who was born of a concubine (FT)
    • Chapter 5: After Tola, Jair had arisen, of Gilead, who judged the people 23 years (FT)
    • Chapter 6: After Jephthah, the names are placed confusedly throughout the Chronicle (FT)
    • Chapter 7: Thus Samson the Nazirite, of the tribe of Dan, judged the people 20 years (FT)
    • Chapter 8: After the death of Eli the priest, the ark remained at the house of Aminadab 20 years (FT)
    • Chapter 9: After the Hebrews had judges, after Moses and until the prophet Samuel, Saul arose who was proclaimed king (FT)
    • Chapter 10: Solomon began to reign at age 12 and reigned 40 years (FT)
    • Chapter 11: Rehoboam reigned in Jerusalem 18 years (FT)
    • Chapter 12: After Rehoboam, his son, Abijah reigned over Judah for three years (FT)
    • Chapter 13: After Asa reigned over Judah, Joshaphat reigned 25 years (FT)
    • Chapter 14: After Joram died, Ahaziah reigned one year (FT)
    • Chapter 15: Azariah, the son of Amaziah, reigned 52 years (FT)
    • Chapter 16: After Uzziah, his son Jotham reigned 16 years (FT
    • Chapter 17: When Shalmanezer came up and exiled Israel and cut off their kingdom and one king alone remained for the Hebrews (FT)
    • Chapter 18: Manassah reigned 55 years and lived 67 years (FT)
    • Chapter 19: Amon reigned over Judah 12 years according to the Septuagint, but according to the Hebrew, two years (FT)
    • Chapter 20: In the third year of Joachim, also named Eliachim, Tyrcanus Superbus began to reign over the Romans for 38 years (FT)
    • Chapter 21: When Jerusalem was devastated, Nebuchadnezzar went up for war against Tyre (FT)

 

  • Book 5: Beginning with the commencement of the sixth millennium, the 20th year of Darius the Persian, the first year of Alexander the Macedonian, at the beginning of the Roman consuls and on the return from captivity of the Hebrews (FT)

    • Chapter 1: In the 16th year of Darius, there began the sixth millennium according to many chronicles; the others say that the fifth millennium ended in the third year of Xerxes (FT)
    • Chapter 2: On those in the time of Nehemiah (FT)
    • Chapter 3: Beginning the 490 years after the restoration of Jerusalem until its total destruction (FT)
    • Chapter 4: The age where the empire was split in four, and then in ten (FT)
    • Chapter 5: The discourse of Jacob of Edessa which shows how during this time the peoples who were under the Greek empire revolted and they constituted particular kings, one for each of the peoples (FT)
    • Chapter 6: In the 34th year of Ptolemy, the Parthians revolted against the Macedonians and constituted a king named Arsaces (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the beginning of the Maccabees (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the age of the end of the Maccabees (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the beginning of the second empire of the Romans, and on Herod, the first of the Gentiles who reigned over the Jews (FT)
    • Chapter 10: When the kingdom of the Ptolemies, that is to say, the Greeks of Egypt, ceased, all of Egypt and all of Syria were under the domination of the Romans (FT). [The Syriac is partially missing though the French translation has supplemented the manuscript with selections from Bar Hebraeus]
    • Chapter 10 (Appendix) (FT)

 

  • Book 6: The time which followed the passion, resurrection, and ascension of the Savior of the universe, Jesus Christ, in year 5542 after Adam, 349 of the Greeks, and the first year of the 23rd Olympiad (FT)

    • Chapter 1: In the 19th year of Tiberius our Savior Christ suffered the passion, died, was buried, resurrected, and ascended to heaven (FT)
    • Chapter 2: On the martyrdom of the apostles, the destruction of Jerusalem, and the total destruction of the Jews (FT)
    • Chapter 3: The period which followed the total destruction of Jerusalem: beginning with the reign of the sons of Vespasian, Titus and Domitian (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the time of Trajan and his two sons: Hadrian and Antoninus (FT)
    • Chapter 5: The age of the reign of Titus Antoninus (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the age of the reign on Marcus Anthony and of Lucius (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the reign of Severianus, the 17th Emperor of the Romans (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time of six Roman Emperors (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the age of Claudius and the five Emperors who succeeded him (FT)
    • Chapter 10: On the times of the family of Diocletian and his colleague (FT)
  • Tables of Books I-VI

 

  • Book 7: Beginning in year 5817 of the world (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the beginning of the reign of Constantine the victorious (FT)
    • Chapter 2: On the age of the great ecumenical synod of Nicaea (FT)
    • Chapter 3: The beginning of the canons added by Jacob following Eusebius. On the conversion of the Iberians and of the Ethiopians which took place at the time of Emperor Constantine the victorious (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the time of the reign of the sons of Constantine (FT
    • Chapter 5: On the age of Julian the apostate and of Shapur (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the time of the reign of Jovian and of Shapur (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the reign of Valentinian and of his brother (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time of the reign of Gratian, of Theodosius and of Valentinian (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the age of the end of the life of Emperor Theodosius (FT)
  • Volume 1 Table 1: The family tree of Herod

  • Volume 1 Table 2: The family tree of Constantine

 

 

Chabot Volume 2[Back to Top]

  • Book 8: Beginning at the reign of Arcadius and Honorius, the Emperors of Rome, and of Yazdgird, the son of Shapur, the king of Persia (FT)

    • Chapter 1: The history of John Chrysostom (FT)
    • Chapter 2: The age of the beginning of the reign of Theodosius II (FT)
    • Chapter 3: The age of the reign of Emperor Theodosius II (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the time of the first synod of Ephesus (FT)
    • Chapter 5: [More] On the time of the first synod of Ephesus (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the time of second synod of Ephesus in the time of Thedosius II (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the things which were accomplished in the second synod of Ephesus (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time of the end of the life of the victorious Emperor Theodosius II (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the beginning of the reign of Marcianus; how the lawless reigned (FT)
    • Chapter 10: Here we give the story which shows the corruption introduced through the Council of Chalcedon and where this evil drew its origin. . . (FT)
    • Chapter 11: We write the Plerophories of John Rufus. . . (FT)
    • Chapter 12: Extracts from the book of the Ecclesiastical History of Zechariah Rhetor, on the subject of the dissention which was produced in the time of Chalcedon (FT)
    • Chapter 13: The summary of the Τμῆματα of John Philoponos, who clearly shows the unique apostasy and the impiety committed in the council of Chalcedon. . . (FT)
    • Chapter 14: On the things which happened at the end of the reign of Marcianus (FT)

 

  • Book 9: From the year 770, which is year 5965 after Adam and year 455 after our Lord (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the beginning of the reign of Leo (FT)
    • Chapters 2-3 [Missing]
    • Chapter 4: On these matters which were in the time of Leo in the churches and in the kingdom (FT)
    • Chapter 5: From the time of Leo the Younger, of his brother Zeno, and of Basilicus, who rushed to take the Empire, then was removed and died (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the things which came under the reign of the Emperor Zeno (FT)
    • Chapter 7: In the time of Emperor Anastasius who reigned 27 years (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the things which were under the reign of Anastasius and on the founding of the city of Dara which was built in this age in Mesopotamia (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On Macedonius the heretic and on Bishop Simeon the Disputer (FT)
    • Chapter 10: On the Blessed Philoxenus and Severus (FT)
    • Chapter 11: An abridged version on the end of the life of Emperor Anastasius (FT)
    • Chapter 12: On the beginning of the reign of Justin I and of the beginning of the second corruption of Chalcedon (FT)
    • Chapter 13: John of Asia [Ephesus] says. . .(FT)
    • Chapter 14: On the persecution of the monasteries and the raiding of the convents and monasteries (FT)
    • Chapter 15: On the death of the venerable, Mar Jacob, the Doctor and Bishop of Batnan, and on the numerous evils by which the heretics deceived the faithful in this period (FT)
    • Chapter 16: On the period of the persecution of the Orthodox and on the deluge of Urhoy and of Antioch (FT)
    • Chapter 17: On the matters accomplished through Justin I regarding the kings of the Indians and the Cushites (FT)
    • Chapter 18: On the kingdoms of the Indians and the Cushites and the Himyarites, those who testified to the truth in the year 835; on the time of Justin I, the persecutor of Christians (FT)
    • Chapter 19: On this which one had to suffer in this time and on how the faithful were oppressed during the persecution, for the second time, through the impious Ephrem of Antioch and through Abraham bar Kayli of Amid (FT)
    • Chapter 20: On the time of the end of the life of Emperor Justin I, the older (FT)
    • Chapter 21: On the time of the beginning of the reign of Justinian I (FT)
    • Chapter 22: On the reunion of the Bishops and Monks which took place in this time in the imperial city and what they did (FT)
    • Chapter 23: On the assembly of the Bishops and Monks who went up to the imperial city: on the many things read out by the Emperor about the union, about Saint Severus, others, with divine zeal, about Mar Ze'ora (FT)
    • Chapter 24: On the time of Justinian I and on the matters that would come after the assembly (FT)
    • Chapter 25: Here we give the letters of the three holy Patriarchs who clearly show why they would abandon their seats, through zeal for religion and for the protection of the true faith (FT)
    • Chapter 26: On the matters which would come into the church during the time of Justinian I (FT)
    • Chapter 27: On the heresy of the Phantasiasts, which Satan instigated in this time through Julian of Halicarnassus, and on the impure Messalians who appeared in this time (FT)
    • Chapter 28: On the plague which occurred through all the land and chiefly in the countries of the south (FT)
    • Chapter 29: On the age of Emperor Justinian I and on the devastation of Rome, on the death of the faithful empress Theodora, and on the death of Patriarch Severus the Great (FT)
    • Chapter 30: On the Synod which Justinian I reassembled at Constantinople and which some call the fifth synod; on the persecution to which he subjected the orthodox, and of the heresies which arose in his time (FT)
    • Chapter 31: On the time of Justinian I and of the progress of the Phantasiasts (FT)
    • Chapter 32: On the scourge which chastised Amid during the time of Justinian I and on other matters (FT)
    • Chapter 33: On the time of the end of the life of Justinian I, on the church which he built, on the bones of the martyrs which were discovered in his time, and on the other heretics which appeared in this time (FT)
    • Chapter 34: On the heresy of the Phantasiasts and about how [Justinian I] inclined [in teaching] before his death. . .(FT)

 

  • Book 10: From the year 568 of the birth of our Lord from the Virgin Mary (which is) year 6073 after Adam, and is accordingly numbered in Greek, year 878 (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the beginning of the reign of Justin II (FT)
    • Chapter 2: That which shows those things that happened in the descent of John Patricios in the eastern territory (FT)
    • Chapter 3: On the dispute which arose through the Severan Bishops and on the confusion which occurred about Lent (FT)
    • Chapters 4-5: On the edict of Emperor Justin II, on the persecution of the faithful by the heretics, and on that which the Orthodox had to suffer in the imperial city (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the time of the persecution which Emperor Justin II produced and on the bishops who apostatized and afterwards did penance and returned to Orthodoxy (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the soldiers and laity who performed persecutions during this time for the faith. On the persecution which was aroused against Christians in the regions of the Persians for the same reason. Concerning the Catholicos of Armenia who came to Constantinople because of the persecution (FT)
    • Chapter 8: That which shows those things which happened in the eighth year of Justin II between the Romans and the Persians and on the Bishops (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the chastisement which struck John of Sirimin, and afterwards also Justin II and all those who persecuted the faithful. On the wrath which came upon the Empire (FT)
    • Chapter 10: On the letter sent to the Turks by Justin II, and on the chaste Christians presented by the King of the Persians to the King of the Turks, who cast them into the river (FT)
    • [Chapter 11] [The text is lacunous here, but the French translation follows the text of Barhebraeus edited by Bedjan]: On the time in which Tiberius became associated with the Empire (FT); .
    • [Chapter 12[The text contains lacuna, but the French translation follows the text of Barhebraeus edited by Bedjan]: That which shows the deeds accomplished when Justin II fell into sickness and how Tiberius Caesar was leading the Empire of the Romans (FT)
    • Chapter 13: On the scandal occuring when there was a quarrel between Jacob and Paul concerning Peter of Alexandria (FT)
    • Chapter 14: The entirety of the synod of Pope Damian of Alexandria, extracts from the letter (FT)
    • Chapter 15: On Justin II, on the sickness which compounded in the fifth year, and on how Tiberius was crowned, and on the scandal which increased in the Orthodox Church through the work of Jacob and Paul of Beth-Ukkame (FT)
    • Chapter 16: On the beginning of the reign of Tiberius, the first Emperor of the Greeks, and the 51st of the Romans. On the death of Khosrau, the king of the Persians and the ascent of Hormizd, his son. How the affairs of the church were conducted during this time (FT)
    • Chapter 17: On what occurred in the second year of Tiberius among the kings and the priests (FT)
    • Chapter 18: On the time of Tiberius and on that which happened between the kings and in the churches (FT)
    • Chapter 19: About the treachery of the Romans toward the kingdom of the Arab Christians and on the death of Tiberius. On the matters which happened in this year in the churches and on the priests which were at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 20: On the time of the death of Tiberius and on the wars of the Persians and Barbarians (FT)
    • Chapter 21: On the time of the beginning of the reign of Marcianus, the second Emperor of the Greeks (FT)
    • Chapter 22: On the quarrel which arose in this time in the Church through the work of Damian, the Pope of Alexandria and of Peter, the Patriarch of Antioch (FT)
    • Chapter 23: On the times of Marcianus, the Emperor of the Romans, on the peace which was existing between the Romans and the Persians, on that which happened among the churches during this time of the peace of the Empires (FT)
    • Chapter 24: On the murder of the Emperor Marcianus and on the other events which took place at this time concerning the kings and leaders of the churches (FT)
    • Chapter 25: On the beginning of the reign of Phocas, the Emperor of the Romans, on the devastation which Khosrau caused, the king of the Persians, in the lands of the Romans, because of the murder of Marcianus. the ecclesiastical events which happened in these years (FT)
    • Chapter 26: That which shows how union came about between Athanasius, Patriarch of Antioch, and Anastasius, Pope of Alexandria, following the dissention between Peter and Damian (FT)
    • Chapter 27: That which contains the Encyclical sent by Patriarch Athanasius to the Bishops of the East. It contains also an extract of the letter of Pope Anastasius concerning the matter of the union which was procured by them for the churches of Syria and Egypt (FT)

 

  • Book 11: Beginning at the year 6115 after Adam, 593 after our Lord, and according to the number of the Greeks, year 922, when Heraclius began to reign over the Romans when Khosrau was the king of the Persians. At this period the Empire of the Arabs began through Muhammad (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the beginning of the reign of Heraclius and on this which was happening in the Church at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 2: At the beginning of the appearance of Muhammad. On the response of Patriarch Athanasius to Heraclius, the Emperor of the Romans (FT)
    • Chapter 3: That which shows how the Persians were puffed up by their victory which they won over the Romans and that they seized their territory. They fell into division and lost their victory. And how the Romans, after having reconquered and took back their territory, begain again, according to their custom, to persecute us. The Empire of the Arabs, called Ṭayyaye, began in the 12th year of Heraclius, the Emperor of the Romans, when Khosrau, the king of the Persians was in his 32nd year; the first king began to reign at Yathrib in year 933 of the Greeks, year 6130 of Adam, year 604 after our Lord (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the invasion of the Ṭayyaye in the countries of the Romans and the Persians; and on the union which Athanasius made with the people of Tagrit (FT)
    • Chapter 5: On the age of the beginning of the Empire of the Arabs, or the Ṭayyaye; on the departure of the Blessed Patriarch, Mar Athanasius (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the age of the end of the Persians, and on the Expansion of the Ṭayyaye (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the time when Yazdgird III, the king of the Persians, was killed and the Empire ceased. On Severus, the Bishop of Samosata and his admirable death which happened at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time of the death of Heraclius, the Emperor of the Romans, on the murder of Yazdgird III, the king of the Persians, and also on the murder of 'Omar [Umar Ibn al-Khatab], the king of the Ṭayyaye. On the devastation of Caesarea (FT)
    • Chapter 9: When they found the letter of Patriarch John to Marutha, the Metropolitan of Tagrit, and that one from Marutha to John which shows the persecution once aroused against the faithful by Barsauma of Nisibis. On the heresy of the impious Miximinus and on Maximinus (FT)
    • Chapter 10: On the time of Constans II, the son of Herclius, the Emperor of the Romans, and of 'Othman, the king of the Ṭayyaye at the time which they seized Caesarea of Cappadocia and the islands of the sea. On the death of Patriarch John and on other ecclesiastical matters (FT)
    • Chapter 11: On the march fo the Ṭayyaye against Constantinople and on the defeat of the Romans at sea. On Constans II, who killed his brother, went to Rome and returned to Syracuse. On the cannibles. How the heresy of the impious Maximinus was accepted, even in the imperial city, after which they reproved and anathemetized [it] (FT)
    • Chapter 12: On the murder of 'Othman [Uthman ibn Affan], after which the Empire of the Ṭayyaye was split in two, then it reunited again. On the Empire of the Romans. On the synod which they held at Constantinople and which was called the sixth by which their house introduced the heresy of two wills, operations and essences; and on the murder of Constans II, the Emperor of the Romans (FT)
    • Chapter 13: On the time of the beginning of the reign of Constantine IV and his brothers, the sons of Constans II, the Emperors of Rome and of Mo'avia, the king of the Ṭayyaye. On the schism which arose during this time between the Patriarch and the Bishops (FT)
    • Chapter 14 [Title missing from the Syriac text]: The letters which show the quarrel of Patriarch Severus bar Mashqa with the Bishops, Sergius Zakunaya, and the others who follow this one (FT
    • Chapter 15: On the time of the death of Mo'avia, the king of the Arabs, whose empire was divided again; on that of the Romans. On the ordination of Athanasius of Antioch (FT)
    • Chapter 16: On the age of Justinian II, the Emperor of the Romans who was deposed. On Athanasius bar Gumayye, who was honored during this time by 'Abd al-Malik, the king of the Ṭayyaye. On the ecclesiastical matters which were addressed during this time by the Pontiffs (FT)
    • Chapter 17: On the age of the return of Justinian II, who after having been in exile for ten years, reigned again for six years. On the death of 'Abd al-Malik, the king of the Ṭayyaye, and on those who reigned after him. On the Ṭayyaye Christians who bore witness and were crowned with martyrdom in this time (FT)
    • Chapter 18: On the second siege of Constantinople by the Arabs. The history of the first founding of Byzantium, which was set at this place in the book of Dionysius. This chapter also treats the ecclesiastical matters of this time (FT)
    • Chapter 19: On 'Omar [Umar II], the king of the Ṭayyaye, who grew in hatred against Christians with zeal and on his unexpected death. On Yazid, who reigned after him. On Leo III, the Emperor of the Romans. On the entrance of Mar Elias into Antioch, on his death, and on the ordination of Patriaruch Athanasius (FT)
    • Chapter 20: On the union which Patriarch Athanasius made with Iwannis, the Catholicos of the Armenians. On the heresy of Maximus which spread, and on the abolition of the formula ὁ σταυρωθεὶς, that is, who was crucified for us, which took place at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 21: On the time of the death of Leo III, the Emperor of the Romans, and on Hisham, the king of the Ṭayyaye. The death of Iwannis, the Catholicos of the Armenians, of Athanasius, Patriarch of Antioch, and of Alexander of Alexandria. On a certain Bashir the bold (FT)
    • Chapter 22: On the time of the reign of Constantine V, the son of Leo III, during which the Empire of the Arabs was divided, at which time a Patriarch was established for the Chalcedonians of Syria by the order of the king of the Ṭayyaye and during which time the Orthodox Bishops were in a fight with the Patriarch (FT)
    • Chapter 23: When they found the letters which show this that happened between Patriarch Mar John, Athanasius, Sandalaya, and the other Bishops (FT)
    • Chapter 24: On the time of the murder of Marwan II, during which time the Empire of the Arabs was reunited. On Constantine [V?], the Emperor of the Romans, and on the synod which was reconvened at Constantinople which was called the seventh, in which they abolished the veneration of images and anathematized John bar Mansour, George the Demascene, adn George of Cyprus. And further, on the Church of the Orthodox whom the jealousy of Satan stirred up at this time by the resistance of Athanasius Sandalaya (FT)
    • Chapter 25: On the time of the beginning of the reign of Abu Ja'far, the king of the Ṭayyaye. During this time the Patriarch Mar John died; there was a disruption which caused by the impious Isaac; the Holy Patriarch George was ordained and thrown into exile. At this same time the city of Baghdad was built which became the capital fo the Arabs (FT)
    • Chapter 26: On the time which Constantine V died, the Emperor of the Romans, and also Abu Ja'far, the king of the Ṭayyaye, that is to say, the Arabs. On George who was imprisoned in Baghdad for nine years (FT
  • Volume 2: Chabot's Tables

 

 

Chabot Volume 3 [Back to Top]

  • Book 12: Beginning at year 1088 of the Greeks, which is year 157 of the Arab Empire, who are the Ṭayyaye, year 6260 after Adam, that is, after the beginning of the world, and year 758 after our Lord (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the time of the beginning of the reign of Leo IV the Emperor of the Romans, and on [Muhammad ibn Abdallah] al-Maḥdi, the king of the Ṭayyaye, when the holy Patriarch and martyr, Mar George, came out of prison (FT)
    • Chapter 2: That which shows when and how there arose in the church a quarrel on the matter of the expression, "We break the heavenly bread" (FT)
    • Chapter 3: On the time of the beginning of the reign of Harun [al-Rashid], the king of the Ṭayyaye and of Constantine VI, the Emperor of the Romans. On the death of Patriarch George. On those which succeeded him in the Church of the Orthodox and on those other events which arose during this time and are set down to writing (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the age when Emperor Constantine VI fell along with his mother and when Nikephoros I began to reign. On that which happened during the time of Harun [al-Rashid], king of the Ṭayyaye. On the treasure which was discovered at Edessa. On the trouble caused by Cyriacus, Patriarch of the monks, and on the union which was made with the Julianists and which was then later broken (FT)
    • Chapter 5: On the age of the beginning of the reign of Nikephoros I, the Emperor of the Romans and on Harun al-Rashid, the king of the Ṭayyaye. The beginning of the schism of the Gubbaye against Patriarch Cyriacus. The wonder which took place at Mabbug and other events which took place during that time (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the division which took place in the kingdom of the Ṭayyaye after the death of Harun, and on the division which took place at the same time in the Roman Empire after the death of Nikephoros I. On the division which arose on the subject of Patriarch Cyriacus (FT) 
    • Chapter 7: On the time of the civil war of the Ṭayyaye and on the rebels. On the murder of the two Roman Emperors. On the reconstruction of the walls of Edessa, of Kaishum and of Samosata. On the fight and on the resistance against Patriarch Cyriacus which was continued by the excommunicated rebels (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time of the rebels who multiplied throughout the Empire of the Ṭayyaye. On the murder of king Muhammad [ibn Harun al-Amin], on the murder of Leo V, the Emperor of the Romans. On the resistance against Patriarch Cyriacus, and on the death of the same, which happened at this time. On the sect which was born at Harran through a certain Chalcedonian named Theodoricus Pygla and which was destroyed after having been exposed by Nonnus, the Archdeacon of Nisibis, an eloquent man at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the time of Al-Ma'mun, king of the Ṭayyaye. On the murder of Leo V, the Emperor of the Romans, during which Michael I reigned. At this time a new synod of Bishops was assembled at Kallinike concerning the expression, "Heavenly bread" and in this synod Patriarch Dionysius, the Chronicler, was ordained (FT)
    • Chapter 10: That which shows the matters which were defined in the synod of Kallinike (FT)
    • Chapter 11: On the matters which happened during the time of Al-Ma'mun, in the Empire of the Ṭayyaye and similarly in that of the Romans at the time of Emperor Michael I. On the things which occured in the church at the beginning of the Pontificate of Mar Dionysius (FT)
    • Chapter 12: On the time of the commencement of the reign of Theophilus, the Emperor of the Romans. On the success of Al-Ma'mun, the king of the Ṭayyaye, who is 'Abd-Allah. On the rebellion of Abiram and on the victory of Mar Dionysius (FT)
    • Chapter 13: On the destruction which also the rebels caused in the land of Egypt at the time of Al-Ma'mun, the king of the Ṭayyaye. On this which happened at Bostra [Buṣra] during this time. On the decree taken up against the Church, because of which Dionysius went down to Egypt (FT)
    • Chapter 14: That which is entirely devoted to ecclesiastical events: the rebellion of Philoxenus of Nisibis and of Lazarus of Baghdad, because of which Patriarch Mar Dionysius went down to Baghdad and met Al-Ma'mun, the king of the Ṭayyaye. How he himself wrote very exactly in these terms (FT)
    • Chapter 15: On the various events which happened at the time of the three Roman Emperors whose names were recorded in the preceding chapters. And on the following ecclesiastical events which Patriarch Dionysius arranged in his book (FT)
    • Chapter 16: On the time during which the Roman Emperor, Theophilus, invaded little Armenia and waged war with the Ṭayyaye. On the ecclesiastical events which took place at this time. On the false Antichrist represented through a fool who took on fame and was later uncovered (FT)
    • Chapter 17: That which is entirely dedicated to the story of the country of Egypt, written by Patriarch Dionysius, generally on the matters which he saw there (when he went there) with king Al-Ma'mun (FT)
    • Chapter 18: On the time of the death of Al-Ma'mun and on the beginning of Abu Isaac [al-Mu'tasim], who became a relief for Theophilus, the Emperor of the Romans. On the going down of Patriarch Dionysius to the East and on different things (FT
    • Chapter 19: On the time of the second invasion of Theophilus, the Emperor of the Romans, in the land of the Ṭayyaye. On the coming of George, the king of the Nubians, after Abu Isaac [al-Mu'tasim], the king of the Ṭayyaye. On the new cities which the king of the Ṭayyaye desired to build. On the third journey to Baghdad of Patriarch Mar Dionysius. On the destruction which arose during this time concerning the Nestorians of Baghdad and the Chalcedonians of Antioch (FT)
    • Chapter 20: On the entrance of Abu Isaac [al-Mu'tasim], king of the Ṭayyaye, into Beth-Rumayye. On the defeat of Theophilus, Emperor of the Romans. On the cruel destruction of the city of Amorium. On the aerial phenomena, and on the story of the ecclesiastical events which took place at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 21: On the time of the end of the two kings: Abu Isaac [al-Mu'tasim] of the Ṭayyaye and Theophilus of the Romans, who made peace and died shortly thereafter. On the terrible accidents which arose during this time. On the rebels who went up again into the Empire of the Ṭayyaye. An apologetic and persuasion discourse arranged by the Blessed Mar Dionysius at the end of his work. On his pious death which took place at the same time (FT)

 

  • Book 13: Beginning in year 1155 of the Greeks, which is 825 of our Lord incarnate, and year 224 of the Empire of the Arabs; and this year is year 6325 after Adam, that is to say, the beginning of the world (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the time of the beginning of Harun II [al-Wathiq bi'llah], king of the Ṭayyaye, of Michael III, Emperor of the Romans, and of Mar John III, Patriarch (FT)
    • Chapter 2: On the time when Basil I and Leo VI were reigning in the Empire of the Romans, and in that of the Arabs, Mohtadi [Al-Muhtadi] and afterwards, Ahmed Muhtamid [Al-Muh'tamid], with mention of the Pontiffs with their successors in our Church (FT)
    • Chapter 3: On the time of the beginning of the reign of Romanus I, the Emperor of the Romans, when the released kings arose in the Empire of the Ṭayyaye. This is because the Romans prevailed and took the cities of the Empire of the Ṭayyaye. Also, a history of the two monasteries which were founded in this time (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the time of the reign of Constantine VII and his successors, Romanus II and afterwards, Nikephoros II; at the same time over the Arabs there reigned Abu Isaac and afterwards, Abu al-Qaṣim and afterwards, Muti' [al-Muti li'llah]. During this time, the Patriarch became Mar John of Sarigta and he built the monastery of Barid (FT)
    • Chapter 5: On the time which Shumushkai reigned over the Romans and afterwards Basil II and Constantine VIII, the sons of Romanus. At this time al-Fadhl [al-Muti li'llah],  Abu Bakhr, and their successors reigned over the Ṭayyaye. At this time the Armenians emigrated from Armenia to Cappadocia (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the time of Romanus III, son of Basil II, the Emperor fo the Romans, and on Abu al-'Abbas Qadir [al-Qadir], the king of the Ṭayyaye. On Mar John bar 'Abdun, the holy Patriarch which the Chalcedonians carried away during this time to Constantinople and where he finished his life in exile (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the time of the end of the life of Romanus III and the end of book 13 (FT)

 

  • Book 14: About this time in which the Turks began to reign and seized the cities and lands. This 14th book is dedicated to their [history], which according to our method, we divide into chapters (FT)

    • Chapter 1: This shows what people the Turks are, who are the same as the Turkoyye, and in what country they live (FT)
    • Chapter 2: On the movements of these Turks (FT)
    • Chapter 3: That which shows how they began to move to the interior region where they live (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the final invasion of the Turks, by which they reigned over Persia, Assyria, Mesopotamia, Armenia, Palestine, Celicia, until this day, and also over Egypt (FT)
    • Chapter 5: That which shows the union in the land between the Turkish people and the Arabs (FT)

 

  • Book 15: Beginning in year 1361 of the Greeks, which is year 1031 of our Lord, and year 430 of the Empire of the Ṭayyaye, at the beginning of this Empire of the Turks who govern today. This is year 6530 after Adam, that is to say, after the beginning of the world. In this year Constantine IX Monomachus began to reign over the Romans, and Abu al-'Abbas Qadir became king over the Arabs; and the first king of the Turks, Toghril-Bek [Toghril Bey], reigned in Khorasan. That same year, Mar John, son of the brother of the Blessed Mar John bar 'Abdun, became established as the Patriarch of our Church (FT)

    • Chapter 1: In year 1361, Constantine IX Monomachus began to reign over the Romans for 12 years. . .(FT)
    • Chapter 2: The time when the Turks went up into the region of Cappadocia, when the wall of Melitene was rebuilt, when the battle of the Greeks became worse with the Orthodox (FT)
    • Chapter 3: The time of the beginning of the reign of Romanus IV Diogenes, the Emperor of the Romans, who was defeated and taken by the Turks. The ecclesiastical matters during this time (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the time of the beginning of the reign of Michael VII, the son of Constantine X, the Emperor of the Romans. The beginning of the second sultanate of the Turks in the country of Pontus. On the disruption of the ecclesiastical matters in this time. On Philaretus [Philaretos], an Armenian in this time (FT)
    • Chapter 5: On the time of Nikephoros III and of Alexios I, the Emperors of the Romans, when the Emirs of the Turks reigned. On the Patriarchs and the Bishops, who in the church, resisted against 'Abdun (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the time of the beginning of Alexios I, the Emperor of the Romans, when the kingdom of the Turks was strengthened further. The affairs of the church were bad (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the time of the migration of the Franks who reigned in Jerusalem. On the coming of Patriarch Athanasius to Baghdad, near the Calif (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time when the Turks seized Melitene for the first time. On the massacre of Gabriel and of Bar Hetom and on the beginning of the reign of Kilij-arslan. The construction of the wall of Kaishum. On the ecclesiastical events in this time (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the time of the second siege of Melitene, the time when there was trouble in the Empire of the Turks in Khorasan, and in Egypt and in Syria and concerning the Armenians, and in ecclesiastical affairs (FT)
    • Chapter 10: On the time when the calamities compounded for Melitene, after the death of the Sultan. At this time the Franks prevailed, then there fell a discord between them and they became miserable. At this time the new leader of the Turks left Khorasan and laid siege to Edessa. On the ecclesiastical affairs which were foing bad (FT)
    • Chapter 11: On the time when Mar'aš was overrun with an earthquake. On the Turk, Balaq, on the Armenians, Basil the thief, Theodore, Lebon and Constantine, who lived during this time. On other secular and ecclesiastical affairs (FT)
    • Chapter 12: On the time of the beginning of the reign of John II, son of Alexios I, the Emperor of the Romans, when the combat compounded between the Turks and the Franks. At this time, the place of Birta was pillaged and the Comans were put into subjection by the Greeks. On other civil and Ecclesiastical affairs (FT)
    • Chapter 13: On the time when the king of Jerusalem and Joscelin I of Edessa were taken by Balaq. On the revolt which took place at Ḥesna and Ziad. On the death of Balaq, and on other ecclesiastical affairs at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 14: We copied this chapter, which is placed at the end of this book, entirely from a work written in Arabic. . .so that the one who reads can comprehend that the history written below on the subject of Nejim al-Din Ortoqaya [Najm al-Din Artuqid], who reigned at Aleppo, preceded that of Balaq written above, because Balaq reigned over the city of Aleppo after the death of Nejim al-Din [Najm al-Din] (FT)

 

  • Book 16: Beginning during the year 1442, which is year 1112 of the coming of our Lord, year 509 of the Empire of the Arabs, year 70 of the Turks. And following Adam and the beginning of the world, this year is 6610 (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the time of the siege of Melitene and on other civil and ecclesiastical matters (FT)
    • Chapter 2: On the time when the Franks took Tyre, the city of the coastline, from the Arabs. And on the other events which happened during this time throughout all the world (FT)
    • Chapter 3: On the time when Bohemond I was killed, lord of Antioch, when Athanasius, Patriarch of Antioch, died. On other civil and ecclesiastical events which took place at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the time when Zengi went out of Baghdad and reigned over Mosul, when Joscelin II reigned over Antioch, and when Patriarch Mar John was ordained (FT)
    • Chapter 5: On the time when Joscelin II died, and his son, Joscelin III, began to reign. On the various events which happened at this time in the church and between the kings (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the time when Bedawi reigned at Antioch and when Baldwin I died, the king of Jerusalem, and Puq, his son-in-law [Baldwin II or Baldwin Bourcq], reigned. At this time the Turk, Malik Ghazi, died, and his son, Muhammad, reigned after him when Zengi [Zengi I] reigned over Aleppo (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the time when there was a massacre at Damascus, when there was a plot against the Arabic Sultan of Egypt, and a war between the Turkish Sultans of Khorasan, and the rest (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the events which happened during a period of three years among the kings of the earth and in the church (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the time of the death of the Sultan of Khorasan and on the expedition of his son into Mesopotamia, the time when the ordination of Patriarch Mar Athanasius happened. Other civil and ecclesiastical events which took place at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 10: On the time of the death of Malik Muhammad, when also the Emperor of the Greeks, John, died. At this time the king of the Franks at Jerusalem died, who is Sire Bug [Baldwin II]. At this time Dawud died, the Emir of Ḥesna of Ziad. Other civil and ecclesiastical events of this time (FT)

 

  • BOOK 17: Beginning in year 1455 of the Greeks, which is year 1125 of the birth, according to the flesh, of our Lord, year 524 of the Arabs, year 83 of the Turks, and following Adam, year 6623 (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the time when Manuel I reigned over the Greeks, Baldwin II over the Franks, and Ya'qub-Arslan over the Turks at Sebaste. Other events which happened at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 2: On the time when the lamentable taking of Edessa of Mesopotamia took place, the illustrious city of the Christians, which the sword of the Turks ravaged because of our sins; we were greatly abandoned (by God) (FT)
    • Chapter 3: On the time of the taking of Edessa when many events took place regarding the kings of the earth and in the Church of the Orthodox (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the time when Zengi I was killed, and other events which took place at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 5: On the time of the second devastation of Edessa and other events (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the time when numerous people moved up and out of the East after the deplorable news of Edessa. On the demonic cult which was born at this time among the Greeks, and other events which arose in the Church (FT)
    • Chapter 7: The history of Edessa. The Chronicle of Basil, Metropolitan of this city (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time when the Armenian, Thoros, reigned in Cilicia. On the various events arising during this period in the world and in the Church of God (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the devastation which the monastery of our master, Mar Barsauma, underwent in year 1459, by the work of Joscelin III (FT)
    • Chapter 10: On the time Bedawi was killed, master of Antioch, as well as Baldwin II, and Renaud [de Châtillon], ruler of Kaishum. At this time the Turks plundered the cattle and sheep of the monastery (FT)
    • Chapter 11: On the time when the Turks seized the countries that the Franks possessed. On the fall of Joscelin III and how the right hand of our master Mar Barsauma returned to the monastery (FT)
    • Chapter 12: On the time which followed the fall of Joscelin III, when the Turks seized the countries (FT)
    • Chapter 13: This is split into two sections: first, on the marvel which happened at Antioch and on the church which was built in this city; second, an exhortation (FT)
    • Chapter 14: On the time when Dawlah [Ayn al-Dawlah] died, the master of Melitene and on the matters which concern this city and its territory. On the other events which drew near at this time concerning the kings. On the discord which arose between the Maphrian Ignatius and his diocese (FT)

 

  • Book 18: Beginning in the year 1464, which is 1134 of the incarnation of our Lord, year 531 of the Empire of the Arabs, year 93 of the Turks, and after Adam and the beginning of the world, year 6633 (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the time when the Franks took Ashqalon, which is Asqalan, from the Egyptians. Other events of this time (FT)
    • [Chapter 2] [Chapters 2-8 are missing from volume 4 of Chabot, but we have given the corresponding Syriac text from Bar Hebraeus. The titles are taken from the first line of the chapter]: In year 1465, Mas'ud, Sultan of Iconium, invaded Cilicia . . .(FT
    • [Chapter 3]: In year 1466, Mas'ud died, the Sultan of Iconium, and he had for his successor his son Kilij-Arslan (FT)
    • [Chapter 4]: In year 1467, Prins (Renaud de Châtillon), leader of Antioch, began war with Thoros, the prince of Cilicia (FT)
    • [Chapter 5]: In year 1468, Prins (Renaud de Châtillon), leader of Antioch, invaded Cyprus, which belonged to the Greeks (FT)
    • [Chapter 6]: In year 1470, Manuel I, the Emperor of the Greeks, invaded Cilicia and the Armenian, Thoros, fled (FT)
    • [Chapter 7]: In year 1472, Sire Amalric, the brother of the king of Jerusalem, invaded the countries of Egypt (FT)
    • [Chapter 8]: In year 1473, on the first of Teshrin (October), Dhu'l-Qarnain died, the prince of Melitene (FT)
    • Chapter 9: [Partial lacuna, but Chabot has conjectured the title]: On the time when Qara-Arslan laid siege to Amid. . .(FT)
    • Chapter 10: On the time when Bohemond III, son of Bedawi, reigned at Antioch, and Amalric, the king of Jerusalem, entered for the second time into Egypt. At this time Ya'qub-Arslan died and also Maphrian Ignatius. At this time the Franks were beaten near Harim and the leader of Antioch and also of Tripoli was taken (FT)
    • [Chapter 11] [Chapters 11 is missing from volume 4 of Chabot, but we have given the corresponding Syriac text from Bar Hebraeus. The title is taken from the first line of the chapter]: In year 1476, Kilij-Arslan II, Sultan of Iconium, invaded Gadug, Ablastain, and Toronda (FT)

 

  • Book 19 [Chabot makes a conjecture about the title]: Beginning in year 1478, which is 1148 of the Incarnation of our Lord, year 545 of the Empire of the Arabs, year 107 of the Turks, and after Adam and the beginning of the world, year 6647 (FT)

    • [Chapter 1] [Chapters 1-5 are missing from volume 4 of Chabot, but we have given the corresponding Syriac text from Bar Hebraeus. The title is taken from the first line of the chapter]: In year 1478, Nur al-Din sent for the second time into Egypt Emir Assad al-Din Shirkuh, and Ṣalaḥ al-Din [Saladin], the nephew of this one (FT)
    • [Chapter 2]: After the death of the honorable Patriarch Athanasius, our Bishop. . . (FT)
    • [Chapter 3]: In year 1479, in the month of Kanun (December), Thoros died, the prince of Cilicia, who became a monk before his death (FT)
    • [Chapter 4]: In year 1480, Kilij-Arslan II, Sultan of Iconium, took Caesarea of Cappadocia and Symnada from the descendants of Danishmend (FT)
    • [Chapter 5]: At the moment when the Patriarch entered Antioch the Greeks excited controversies on the subject of faith (FT)
    • Chapter 6 [Partial lacuna restored from the abridged Armenian version]: At this time (that is, year 1481), the king of Jerusalem (Amalric) had demanded troops from the Emperor of the Greeks, its relative through alliance, to march against the Greeks (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the time when the prince of Mosul died, the Calif of Baghdad, when Nur al-Din came down to Mosul, when the monastery of Mar Mattai was pillaged, and when we gathered a synod at Mar Hanania (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time of the attack of Nur al-Din against Mosul, and on the other events which came during this time (FT)
    • Chapter 9: On the time when the Sultan, Kilij-Arslan II, entered Melitene and the Emirs reunited again to attack at the instigation of Nur al-Din. At this time the false news of the death of Nur al-Din spread and division came between the Turks and the Arabs of his states (FT)
    • Chapter 10: On the time when Isma'il was killed, the prince of Cappadocia, who succeeded his paternal uncle Danun. At this time Nur al-Din arose (recovered) and the famine worsened following the multitude of violent calamities (FT)
    • Chapter 11: On the time when Nur al-Din and king Amalric II [Aimery of Lusignan] died. At this time we went to Amid and Catholicos Narses died (FT)

 

  • Book 20: Beginning in year 1486 of the Greeks, which is year 1156 of the birth of our Lord in flesh, year 553 of the Arabs, year 114 of the Turks, and after Adam, year 6655 (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the time when the rulership of the sons of Tanushman [Danishmend] ceased in Cappadocia, when the Sultan of Iconium reigned there. At this time there began to reign another Baudoin [Baldwin IV] at Jerusalem and our church was agitated with our own matters (FT)
    • Chapter 2: On the time when the Emir of Melitene was killed, and Mleḥ, prince of Cilicia, and Emin al-Din, governor of Mardin, and also the Vizir of the Calif of Baghdad, were killed, all four at the same time. . . (FT)
    • Chapter 3: On the time when Ṣalaḥ al-Din left Egypt, seized Damascus, and conquered the leader of Mosul. At this time, the Franks which were imprisoned for a long time at Aleppo were delivered (FT)
    • Chapter 4: On the time when Nedjim al-Din of Mardin died and when the war began between the Sultan, Kilij-Arslan II, and the Emperor of the Greeks, Manuel I. Other events which also happened (FT)
    • Chapter 5: On the time when Manuel I, Emperor of the Greeks, was defeated by Sultan Kilij-Arslan (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the time when Sultan, Kilij-Arslan II, seized Melitene and on the other events which took place at this time in various places (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the time when Ṣalaḥ al-Din left Egypt for Palestine, was conquered by the Franks, and fled to Egypt. On the other events which occured in that time (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time when we went up to Jerusalem for the third time and on various other matters (FT)

 

  • Book 21: Beginning in year 1491 of the Greeks, 1161 of the birth of our Lord in the flesh, 558 of the Empire of the Ṭayyaye, 119 of the Turks, and 6660 after Adam, that is, the beginning of the world (FT)

    • Chapter 1: On the time when Manuel I, the Emperor of the Greeks, died. At this time Bar Wahbun dared to break the (Ecclesiastical) laws and fell like lightning from heaven (FT)
    • Chapter 2: On the time when suddenly the Turkish Emirs died, the princes of Mesopotamia. At this time the Sultan came to Melitene and called on me, the wretch, and I met him. And at this time there also occurred a terrible accident, that is to say, the incident at the monastery of Barsauma (FT)
    • Chapter 3: At the time when Isaacus, that is to say Isḥaq, reigned over the Greeks and on other matters and secular events which had taken place at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 4: At the time when, according to the predictions of the astronomers, there had to be a hurricane which would destroy all the inhabited earth, as also the flood of the time of Noah. But, as the time came close, the astrologers with their vain expectations, were shrouded in confusion. Other events which took place at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 5: On the time when the Kurds and the Turkomans, during their reciprocal war, massacred the Christians who lived in the Empire of the Ṭayyaye and other nations (FT)
    • Chapter 6: On the time when Jerusalem was taken for the Franks by Ṣalaḥ al-Din, Sultan of Egypt, and it fell into the hands of the Ṭayyaye. On the other events which took place at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 7: On the time when the kings of the Frankish peoples left the country of Italy, enlivened with zeal for Jerusalem. On the other events which took place at this time (FT)
    • Chapter 8: On the time when the two Turkish kings died: Kilij-Arslan II, Sultan of Bithynia, Cappadocia, and lesser Armenia, and Ṣalaḥ al-Din, Sultan of Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, and Syria. On the other events which took place at this time (FT)

 

  • Appendices from volume 3/4

    • Tables for Books 12-21
    • Appendix 1.1: On the succession of the Priests and Bishops (FT)
    • Appendix 1.2: On the succession of the Empires of the temporal world (FT)
    • Appendix 2: A commemoration of the Empires which were established in antiquity by the race of the Arameans, that is to say, the descendants of Aram, who were called Syrians, or the nation of Syria. We have collected, with diligence, from the authoritative writings, the testimonies about these Empires (FT)
    • Appendix 3: The names of the Patriarchs who existed successively in the Orthodox Church after the honorable Severus until today (FT)
    • Appendix 4: The names of Bishops of various seats (FT)
    • Appendix 5: (Abridged from the Armenian History) We have arranged the names of the kings and of the Pontiffs of the Armenians, as they are written in their own books (FT)
    • Appendix 6: We write the names of the Nestorian Catholicoi (FT)
    • Genealogical Tables