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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)

Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians
Edited by Geoffrey Herman
(Judaism in Context 17)

The Sasanian Empire was home to many religious communities. It was also a place of meeting and transformation. The studies in this volume encompass a diverse array of topics concerning these religious communities inhabiting the Sasanian Empire. Some include the Roman East in their deliberations. Most, however, deal with the interaction of one or other religious community based in the Sasanian Empire with the dominant religion of the empire, Zoroastrianism.
978-1-4632-0250-7Religion, Eastern Christianity, Judaism in Context (1935-6978), Hebrew & Judaica

The Way of the Sevenfold Secret
By Lilias Trotter; Introduction by Mark Beaumont

Lilias Trotter moved from England to Algiers in 1888, at the age of 35, and died there in 1928. In the latter stages of her mission there, she wrote specifically for Muslims influenced by mysticism. Lilias based The Way of the Sevenfold Secret on Christ’s seven ‘I am’ sayings in John’s gospel, and attempted to link them to the traditional seven steps taken by members of Sufi orders in their quest for union with God. This republication should enable readers to capture the essence of a woman whose legacy is vitally alive for our times.
978-1-61719-942-4Exploring the House of Islam: Perceptions of Islam in the Period of Western Ascendancy 1800-1945

"YHWH Fights for Them!"
By Charlie Trimm
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 58)

The divine warrior is an important motif in the Old Testament, leading many to study profitably the motif in its most prominent manifestations in poetic texts. This study builds on that foundation by examining the divine warrior in detail in the exodus narrative to construct a broader picture of the motif in the Old Testament.
978-1-4632-0271-2Religion, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870)

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)

A Pilgrimage to Nejd, The Cradle of the Arab Race
Vol. 1–Vol. 2: By Lady Anne Blunt

This book documents the journey of Lady Anne Blunt (d. 1917) to Arabia in 1875. Hunt was a talented artist and the founder of the famous Crabbet Stud of England.
1-59333-268-8Travel & Missionary, Arabic & Islamic Studies

A Reassessment of Asherah
By Steve A. Wiggins
(Gorgias Ugaritic Studies 2)

Asherah is one of the most popular goddesses known from the ancient world. In this second edition of the author’s 1993 monograph on the goddess, further articles and bibliography have been added to bring this expanding field of study more up-to-date. To date, this monograph contains the only full-length treatment of the Ugaritic material on Asherah in addition to a comprehensive examination of the textual sources from the Hebrew Bible, ancient Mesopotamia, Epigraphic South Arabian and Hittite sources, as well as the intriguing Hebrew inscriptions that perhaps mention the goddess.
978-1-59333-717-9Religion, Ancient Near East, Hebrew & Judaica, Ugaritic, Gorgias Ugaritic Studies (1935-388X)

An Introduction to Syriac Studies
By Sebastian P. Brock
(Gorgias Handbooks 4)

This Introduction aims to provide basic guidance to important areas of Syriac studies. The relevance of Syriac studies to a variety of other fields is explored. A brief orientation to the history of Syriac literature is offered, and Syriac is set within the context of the other Aramaic dialects. A thorough discussion on important tools (Instrumenta Studiorum) is presented; topics include grammars, dictionaries, the Bible in Syriac, histories of Syriac literature, bibliographical aids and relevant series, periodicals, and encyclopedias. This Introduction should prove useful both for the student beginning Syriac studies and for scholars working in adjacent fields.
1-59333-349-8Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gift Suggestions, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)

Bardaisan of Edessa
Introduction by Jan Willem Drijvers; By H.J.W. Drijvers
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 36)

In this volume, a reprint of his 1966 monograph, H. J. W. Drijvers investigates the life and teachings of Bardaisan of Edessa, determining his place in the religious and cultural life of Edessa in the second half of the second century of the common era.
978-1-4632-0188-3Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Ascetical & Monastic

Behind Turkish Lattices: The Story of a Turkish Woman's Life
By Hester Donaldson Jenkins
(Cultures in Dialogue: First Series 8)

Hester Donaldson Jenkins (1869-1941), a professor at the American College for Girls in Constantinople from 1900-1909, wrote enthusiastically about the Young Turks who seemed to promise new freedoms for Ottoman women. Jenkins uses her own observations of Constantinople, her students, and their families to construct an account of a "typical" Turkish Muslim woman's life cycle at this turning point in Ottoman history. She directs her comments toward childhood, education, marriage, polygamy, and divorce, in order to correct Western misapprehensions. In its confidence in the bright prospects of American influence and Ottoman reform, this book captures an optimistic moment in which social progress seemed to be thriving.
1-59333-105-3Travel & Missionary, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Women, Cultures in Dialogue: First Series (1935-6994)

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