Bar Bahlul is mainly known for his comprehensive Syriac-Arabic dictionary. He has also a number of other books that were lost on the biographies of Western and Eastern Syrian bishops and on the interpretation of dreams.
- Barsoum, Ignatius Aphram I.; Moosa, Matti (2003). The Scattered Pearls : a History of Syriac Literature and Sciences. Gorgias Press. p. 26. ISBN 9781931956048.
- Lamoreaux, John C. (2002). The Early Muslim Tradition of Dream Interpretation. SUNY Press. p. 165. ISBN 9780791453742. Retrieved May 7, 2012.