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Rank Name ISBN Category
1.

Leshono Suryoyo: First Studies in Syriac
By John Healey
(Gorgias Handbooks 2)

John Healey’s, Leshono Suryoyo, is an introductory grammar for those wishing to learn to read Classical Syriac, one of the major literary dialects of Aramaic and the language of one of the main groups of Middle Eastern churches, including the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Church of the East, and the Chaldaean Church. From the first centuries of the Christian era, Syriac was used by the main theological and historical writers of this tradition (Ephrem the Syrian, Philoxenus of Mabbogh, Thomas of Marga, and Barhebraeus). It also continues to be used in worship.
1-59333-190-8Linguistics, Syriac, Gift Suggestions, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)
2.

Gorgias Concise Syriac-English, English-Syriac Dictionary
By Sebastian P. Brock & George A. Kiraz
(Gorgias Handbooks )

As the first two-way Syriac-English/English-Syriac dictionary, the Concise Dictionary is both a convenient academic resource and a door into the world of Modern Literary Syriac. With 13,000 entries drawn from the major existing works, the Syriac-English section is a practical tool for all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts, while the English-Syriac entries open up new opportunities for scholars to compose their own texts and to participate in modern Syriac usage.
978-1-4632-0224-8Syriac, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Reference
3.

A Brief Introduction to the Semitic Languages
By Aaron D. Rubin
(Gorgias Handbooks 19)

With a written history of nearly five thousand years, the Semitic languages comprise one of the world’s earliest and longest attested families. This volume provides an overview of this important language family, including both ancient and modern languages. After a brief introduction to the history of the family and its internal classification, subsequent chapters cover topics in phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Each chapter describes features that are characteristic of the Semitic language family as a whole, as well as some of the more extraordinary developments that take place in the individual languages.
978-1-61719-860-1Linguistics, Ancient Near East, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)
4.

The New Syriac Primer, 2nd Edition
By George Anton Kiraz
(Gorgias Handbooks 9)

A truly useful introduction to the Syriac language is a rare find. This practical initiation to the study of this ancient language of the Christian church speaks with clarity and authority. A fruitful integration of scholarly introduction and practical application, this primer is more than a simple grammar or syntactic introduction to the language. Written in a style designed for beginners, Kiraz avoids technical language and strives for a reader-friendly inductive approach. Readings from actual Syriac texts allow the student to experience the language first hand and the basics of the grammar of the language are ably explained. The book comes with downloadable material so that readers may listen to all reading sentences and text passages in the book.
978-1-59333-325-6Linguistics, Syriac, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)
5.

Numbers According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
Numbers: English Translation by Edward M. Cook; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz & Joseph Bali
(Surath Kthob )

This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
978-1-4632-0529-4Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob
6.

Tribe and State
By Adam E. Miglio
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 8)

This book analyzes Zimri-Lim’s interactions with sovereigns from the Habur and with Yamut-bal and Numha tribal polities. It describes how Zimri-Lim’s disproportionate dependence on tribal connections left him vulnerable when these alliances began to falter in his tenth regnal year.
978-1-4632-0249-1Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East
7.

Keter Shem Tov
Edited by Shani Tzoref & Ian Young
(Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts 20)

This eclectic collection contains 16 articles on a variety of topics within Qumran Studies from a conference held in memory of the late Professor Alan Crown. Essays cover the impact of the Qumran discoveries on the study of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament to the study of the scrolls themselves and the community organizations presupposed in them, focusing as well on topics as diverse as sexuality, scribal practice and the attitude to the Temple in the scrolls.
978-1-61143-866-6Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts (1935-6897)
8.

A 16th Century Italo-Byzantine Cross
Edited by Sheila Campbell
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 32)

The contributors have tried to reconstruct the mingling of two cultures, Greek and Italian, in sixteenth century Venice. This is examined through the medium of a single intricately carved wooden cross, executed by a Greek carver, with adaptations suitable to a member of the Latin church. We can identify the carver who made the cross and make some speculations about his life, and how he and his art are reflective of this hybrid culture. This type of cross seems to be for personal, rather than liturgical use, and it seems to be intended for private meditation on the Passion.
978-1-4632-0163-0Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507)
9.

A History of the Syrian Community of Grand Rapids, 1890-1945
By James F. Goode
(Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East 1)

This book provides the first history of the old Syrian community of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1890-1945, focusing on the slow process of ethnic acculturation during which community members developed a hybrid culture. Unlike some Middle Eastern immigrant groups, these Syrians were able to maintain their identity by establishing their own churches, which still exist today. At every opportunity this group is situated within the larger historical context, the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the French Mandate in Syria, the Progressive Movement, the Americanization program of the 1920s, the Great Depression and the two world wars.
978-1-61719-028-5Arabic & Islamic Studies, Middle East, Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East, Centennial of Sayfo
10.

A Short Introduction to the Tiberian Masoretic Bible and its Reading Tradition
Second Edition: By Geoffrey Khan
(Gorgias Handbooks )

This book is intended to provide a quick introductory overview of the Tiberian Masoretic tradition of the Hebrew Bible and its background. It was this tradition that produced the great Masoretic codices of the Middle Ages, which form the basis of modern printed editions of the Hebrew Bible. Particular prominence is given to the multi-layered nature of the Masoretic tradition. The volume contains a section describing the Tiberian reading tradition, which is essential for a correct understanding of the vocalization system.
978-1-4632-0246-0Biblical Studies, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Hebrew & Judaica, Medieval Studies
 

  
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