|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.
|978-1-4632-0224-8||Syriac, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Reference
|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.
|978-1-61719-860-1||Linguistics, Ancient Near East, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)
|3.||978-1-4632-0417-4||Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Society and Culture
|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.
|978-1-4632-0525-6||Linguistics, Syriac, Neo-Aramaic, Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages (2165-2600)
|5.||978-1-61143-970-0||Classics, Patristics, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020)
|6.||978-1-4632-0256-9||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|7.||978-1-4632-0524-9||Eastern Christianity, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Manuscript Studies, Ascetical & Monastic, Archaeology
|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.
|978-1-4632-0246-0||Biblical Studies, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Hebrew & Judaica, Medieval Studies
|9.||978-1-4632-0419-8||Religion, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Philosophy & Theology
|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.
|978-1-59333-325-6||Linguistics, Syriac, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)