From the project website:
SPEAR: Syriac Persons Events and Relations (ed. Daniel Schwartz) is a factoid-based prosopographical tool similar to the The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE). SPEAR is designed to provide information about persons and their relationships within the context of historical events. This online prosopography will be the first ever created with a specific focus on Syriac texts. SPEAR will contain new data about people in Syriac texts (their name or names, dates, important events, possessions they bought, sold, or owned, ethnic identity, language, education, people to whom they wrote letters, religion, vocation, etc.).