|1.||978-1-4632-0174-6||Syriac, Biblical Studies, Surath Kthob
|2.||978-1-4632-0245-3||Syriac, Patristics, Persian Martyr Acts in Syriac: Text and Translation (1941-871X)
|Drought, Famine, Plague and Pestilence|
By Warren C. Robertson
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 45)
This interdisciplinary study integrates textual analysis of the Hebrew Bible and comparable ancient Near Eastern material with social theory and archaeology in order to articulate the ancient Israelites' taken-for-granted understandings of natural disasters, their intellectual and theological challenges to those understandings, and their intellectual and theological reconstructions thereof.
|978-1-4632-0374-0||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback
|Engraved on Stone|
By Rony Feingold
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 7)
Cylinder seals were important instruments in the Ancient Near East, and were used in Mesopotamia from the beginning of the third millennium BCE to the fifth century BCE. This volume presents an analysis of 1000 cylinder seals (including 70 that are not yet published) from the Old Babylonian period, including the Isin and Larsa dynasties, and uses this analysis as well as data from written texts of the period to answer questions relating to the seal cutters and the production of the seals.
|978-1-4632-0167-8||Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East
|5.||978-1-61143-893-2||Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob
|6.||978-1-60724-043-3||Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)
|7.||978-1-4632-0424-2||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Church History, Scrinium: Revue de patrologie, d’hagiographie critique et d’histoire ecclésiastique (1817-7530)
|8.||978-1-4632-0412-9||Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob
|The Two Syriac Versions of the Prayer of Manasseh|
By Ariel Gutman & Wido van Peursen
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 30)
The authors present a detailed philological and linguistic comparison of two versions of The Prayer of Manasseh. Combing state-of-the-art computational tools together with traditional philology, the texts are compared at all linguistic levels, from their vocabulary up to their discursive structure, with a special emphasis on their morphology and syntax. The results are revealing not only for the question of the relationship between the two versions, but they also illuminate various debates pertaining to Syriac syntax.
|978-1-4632-0050-3||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507)
|"Blessed is He who has brought Adam from Sheol"|
By Thomas Buchan
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 13)
Buchan’s work is an examination of the theological use of the doctrine of Christ's descent to the dead in the works of Saint Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-373 C.E.). Ephrem's conception of Christ's descent to Sheol provides us with an important and distinctive vision of the significance of this salvific event. Ephrem's use of Semitic and non-Western poetic forms and structures as a mode of theological discourse, coupled with his preference for imagery and symbolism rather than definition, resulted in a variety of vivid depictions of Christ's descent to Sheol. The doctrine is shown to be an integral and multifaceted component of Ephrem's theology.
|978-1-4632-0267-5||Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback