Khamis bar Qardahe

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Khamis bar Qardahe was an East Syriac/Nestorian writer of the late 13th or early 14th century. He was a priest in Arbela. He wrote many poems, both religious and secular. Among these were a supplement to the poem by Barhebraeus "On Wisdom." His liturgical poems are transmitted in a Nestorian service book, even today entitled the "Khamis", especially his 'Onyatha.'

He was a younger contemporary of Barhebraeus. Among the latters poems are some by Khamis, addressed to Daniel bar Khattab, with Daniel's reply, and one by Barhebraeus. (So Wright, p.281n.3: Payne Smith, Catal. p.377; Catal. Vat. iii.358).


  • G.P.Badger, The Nestorians and their rituals (1852) vol.2, pp.39-49. Contains one of his poems in English translation.