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Rank Name ISBN Category
1.

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
2.

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)
3.

The Epistle of the Number by Ibn al-A?dab
By Ilana Wartenberg
(Perspectives on Society and Culture 2)

The first edition of The Epistle of the Number, composed in Syracuse, Sicily, at the end of the 14th century. It is the first known Hebrew treatise to include extensive algebraic theories and procedures, exposing novel mathematical vocabulary, and enhancing our understanding of the linguistic mechanisms which helped create scientific vocabulary in medieval Hebrew.
978-1-4632-0417-4Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Society and Culture
4.

Classical Syriac Phonology
By Ebbe E. Knudsen
(Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages 7)

This book provides a description of Classical Syriac phonology based on fully vocalized biblical texts and the detailed comments by medieval Syriac grammarians. In addition to a description of Syriac consonants and vowels (including vowel quantity and stress), there are chapters on the compararive Semitic background of Syriac phonology and the grammatical features of the pre-classical inscriptions, and comparison with both eastern and western varieties of Jewish Aramaic. The modern dialect of Turoyo is also examined, and two appendices discuss the traditional pronunciation of West Syriac and the pronunciation of Modern Literary Syriac, and offer a sketch of Turoyo phonology.
978-1-4632-0525-6Linguistics, Syriac, Neo-Aramaic, Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages (2165-2600)
5.

Terms for Eternity: Aiônios and Aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts
By Ilaria L. E. Ramelli & David Konstan
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 9)

What is truly timeless? This book explores two ancient Greek terms for eternity, aiônios and aïdios. It traces these terms from their earliest occurrence in Pre-Socratic philosophy and Plato and through their interaction with Jewish thought and down into the patristic fathers, where they play a crucial role in debates over eternal punishment vs. universal salvation.
978-1-61143-970-0Classics, Patristics, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020)
6.

The Sleeper's Dream
By Jeffrey B. Pettis
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 17)

This analysis probes into the nature and use of bodily healing and dreams in antiquity, examining literary and archaeological evidence in order to gain a sense of how the Greco-Roman world understood each through the Asclepius cult, and to understand references to bodily healings and dreams by early Christian cults and groups.
978-1-4632-0256-9Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
7.

The Syriac Writers of Qatar in the Seventh Century
Edited by Mario Kozah, Abdulrahim Abu-Husayn, Saif Shaheen Al-Murikhi & Haya Al Thani
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 38)

The Syriac writers of Qatar themselves produced some of the best and most sophisticated writing to be found in all Syriac literature of the seventh century, but they have not received the scholarly attention that they deserve in the last half century. This volume seeks to redress this underdevelopment by setting the standard for further research in the sub-field of Beth Qatraye studies.
978-1-4632-0524-9Eastern Christianity, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Manuscript Studies, Ascetical & Monastic, Archaeology
8.

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
9.

Soteriology as Motivation in the Apocalypse of John
By Alexander E. Stewart
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 61)

This monograph employs Toulmin’s model of argumentation analysis to examine how the Apocalypse of John motivates its hearers to respond to John’s prophetic apocalyptic exhortation. John’s visions of salvation and judgment provide the positive and negative grounds for motivational argumentation.
978-1-4632-0419-8Religion, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Philosophy & Theology
10.

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)
 

  
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