||1-59333-999-2||The Widmanstadt-Moses of Mardin Editio Princeps of The Syriac Gospels of 1555|
Edited by George Anton Kiraz
A facsimile reprint of the first edition of the Syriac New Testament, published by J. A. Widmanstadius and Moses of Mardin in 1555. This limited collector's edition is custom bound, with long lasting high-quality acid-neutral paper. More...
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||1-59333-138-X||Foundations for Syriac Lexicography|
Edited by Dean Forbes & David G.K. Taylor
This volume is the first in a series of collected essays that addresses issues of Syriac linguistics as they relate to a contemporary approach to lexicography. The international team of authors invited to participate represents a wide range of disciplines and opens new horizons in lexical thinking. Special emphasis is placed on the role that technology has, does, and will play in the evolving field of lexicography. More...
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||1-59333-235-1||Taylor, William. Antioch and Canterbury|
This study helps to provide an understanding of the Syrian Orthodox Church, in the more recent past. In particular, it seeks to relate how that Church experienced contact with the Church of England. More...
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||1-59333-306-4||Hanoum, Zeyneb, and Reina Lewis. A Turkish Woman's European Impressions|
Born into the Ottoman Muslim elite, Zeyneb Hanoum and her sister Melek Hanoum were given a Western-style education by their progressive father, who expected them subsequently to live the segregated lives of Ottoman ladies. Rebelling, the sisters collaborated with the French author Pierre Loti, hoping that harnessing European intellectual support would speed up Ottoman social reform. Fleeing Istanbul in 1906 for fear of imperial reprisals, the sisters traveled in disguise to Europe, hoping to find "freedom" in the West. With Zeyneb Hanum's letters punctuated by Grace Ellison's introduction, commentary, and footnotes, this book challenges Orientalist stereotypes and documents the vibrant engagement between Eastern and Western women at the fin de siècle. More...
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||1-59333-210-6||The Phoenician Solar Theology|
By Joseph Azize
This book, the first study of its kind, contends that an authentic Phoenician solar theology existed, reaching back to at least the fifth or sixth century BCE. Through Azize’s examination, a portrait of a vibrant Phoenician tradition of spiritual thought emerges: a native tradition not dependent upon Hellenic thought, but related to other Semitic cultures of the ancient Near East, and, of course, to Egypt. In light of this analysis, it can be seen that Phoenician religion possessed a unique organizing power in which the sun, the sun god, life, death, and humanity, were linked in a profound system. More...
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||1-59333-133-9||The Nomocanon of Abdisho of Nisibis|
By Abdisho of Nisibis
This book is one of the most important sources for the canon law of the East-Syrian Church. In Canon I of the council held in the year 1318, this collection was proclaimed the authoritative canon law and has since retained its status as the binding legal collection of the East Syrian Church. This volume comes with a CD containing colored images of the entire manuscript. More...
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||1-59333-173-8||Techniques of Teaching Comparative Pronunciation in Arabic and English|
The book is designed for Arabic-speaking students of English and English-speaking students of Arabic. It is based on a cognitive approach to teaching pronunciation. As a general demonstration of the approach, the book highlights techniques for teaching some of the most challenging sounds and sound phenomena in both Arabic and English. More...
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||1-59333-148-7||Barhebraeus: A Bio-Bibliography|
By Hidemi Takahashi
This book provides an extensive account of the life and works of Barhebraeus based on the latest research. It includes an Appendix containing a comprehensive list of bibliographical references and of manuscripts relating to Barhebraeus. More...
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||1-59333-149-5||Teacher of Holiness: The Holy Spirit in Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans|
This book, on the pneumatology of Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, illustrates the centrality of the Holy Spirit for his theological project. As both God's exitus into the world and humanity's reditus to God, the Spirit forms the crucial link between Origen's doctrine of God and his spiritual anthropology. Origen's images for the Holy Spirit, understood in the context of second century concepts of 'spirit,' convey the intersection of theology and anthropology in his thought. This book explores Origen's understanding of the multiplicity of spirits found in the Scriptures, with particular emphasis on the Holy Spirit as pivotal to God's outreach into the world. More...
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||1-59333-215-7||Goins, Scott. A Vulgate Old Testament Reader|
This introduction to Jerome's Vulgate Old Testament is useful for students with a limited background in Latin. Several familiar and interesting selections are included, such as the stories of Joseph, Moses, David and Goliath, Job, Daniel, and Jonah. The book also contains several Psalms as well as selections from wisdom and prophetic literature. More...
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||1-59333-068-5||The Monuments of Nineveh|
By Austen Henry Layard
The companion volume to Nineveh and Its Remains. This large (11x17), handsome volume, carefully reproduced from the original edition of 1849-53, and bound in deluxe cloth, contains 170 drawings made by Layard of sculptures, bas-reliefs, and other objects discovered by him among the ruins of Nineveh. More...
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||1-59333-131-2||Steppa, Jan-Eric. John Rufus and the World Vision of Anti-Chalcedonean Culture|
This book deals with the works of the anti-Chalcedonian hagiographer, John Rufus, and traces the basic motives behind the opposition against the council of Chalcedon in the fifth century through an attempt to reconstruct a specific anti-Chalcedonian culture. As part of the eastern monastic culture, it considered itself a counter-culture guarding purity of ascetic conduct and orthodoxy from being defiled by the perverseness of the majority. Reading John Rufus' hagiography, we find ourselves in the midst of a cosmological warfare between good and evil, where the great heroes of the anti-Chalcedonian movement enter into history as God's warriors against the rebellion of demons and heretics. More...
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||1-59333-097-9||Noble Soul: The Life & Legend of the Vilna Ger Tzedek Count Walenty Potocki|
By J. Prouser
Walenty Potocki was a young Polish nobleman who abandoned wealth, power, and unlimited worldly prospects to convert to new religion - Judaism. Potocki was betrayed by a member of the religious community he embraced and burned at the stake by the Church he left behind in 1749. This book examines eleven versions of this remarkable man’s story and the heated, previously unpublished, correspondence between the Potocki clan and one of his early biographers. Noble Soul is the record of one man’s defining faith, and of the compelling human need for personal spiritual fulfillment. More...
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||1-59333-150-9||Symbols of Church and Kingdom|
By Robert Murray
In this revised and updated edition of his classic work, Robert Murray offers the fullest and most vivid picture yet available of the development and character of the culture. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers. More...
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||1-59333-103-7||Wigram, W. An Introduction to the History of the Assyrian Church|
In this book, the Rev. William Ainger Wigram, head of the Mission of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Assyrian Church, gives an introduction to the history of the ancient church, covering its Christology. More...
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||1-59333-003-0||Fowler, W. The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic|
W. Warde Fowler's book gives a detailed commentary on Roman religious festivals for each month of the year, covering both public and non-public worship. More...
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||1-59333-096-0||Early Syriac Translation Technique & the textual criticism of the Greek Gospels|
By Peter John Williams
Although scholars have often made inferences about the Greek texts that lay behind the Old Syriac and Peshitta versions of the Gospels, very few have ever attempted to formulate systematic rules for such inferences. This volume investigates a wide range of textual phenomena and formulates clear and simple rules for the use of Syriac texts as witnesses to the underlying Greek. It becomes possible to uncover errors that have accumulated during the evolution of the Greek New Testament textual apparatus. Williams argues these errors generally stem from the unjustified use of Syriac witnesses. More...
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||1-59333-279-3||The Fragments of Heracleon|
By A. E. Brooke
Only fragments survive of the writings of the Valentinian Gnostic teacher Heracleon (fl. 145-180 AD). The remnants can be found primarily in quotations in Origen's commentary on the Gospel of John. This study gives an edition of the surviving texts with extensive notes, biblical references, and indices. This volume is indispensable for the study of second century Gnosticism. More...
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||1-59333-094-4||Cicero 'Haruspex': Political Prognostication and the Viscera of a Deceased Body Politic|
By Maridien Schneider
This monograph explores Marcus Tullius Cicero's awareness and interpretation of contemporary political events as reflected in his private correspondence during the last years of both the Roman republic and his own life. Cicero's correspondence gives a detailed view of current political events in Rome and constitutes, together with Caesar's writings, our major contemporary evidence for the circumstances of the civil war of 49 BC. The theoretical input of Cicero's predecessors, their perceptions of constitutional development (in particular of Roman politics) as well as Cicero's perception of their political theories are scrutinized to determine the extent of Cicero's awareness of a larger pattern of political events. More...
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||1-59333-116-9||Hilprecht, H. Explorations in Bible Lands During the 19th Century|
This book is a historical sketch of archaeological explorations of the biblical lands of Assyria, Babylonia, Palestine, Egypt, Arabia and Hittite areas. It conceives the resurrection of the principal ancient nations of Western Asia and Egypt. Contains nearly 200 illustrations and four maps. More...
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||1-59333-158-4||The Akitu Festival: Religious Continuity and Royal Legitimation in Mesopotamia|
By Julye Bidmead
The akitu festival is one of the oldest recorded religious festivals in the world, celebrated for several millennia throughout ancient Mesopotamia. Yet, the akitu was more than just a religious ceremony; it acted as a political device to ensure the supremacy of the king, the national god, and his capital city. Using tools of social anthropology and ritual analysis, this book presents a detailed reconstruction of the festival events and its attendant rituals to demonstrate how the festival became a propagandistic tool wielded by the monarchy and ruling classes. The akitu festival demonstrates the effectiveness of religion as a political tool. More...
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||1-59333-126-6||The Justification of Religious Faith in Soren Kierkegaard, John Henry Newman, and William James|
By Paul Sands
This book examines the religious epistemologies of Søren Kierkegaard, John Henry Newman, and William James in the light of contemporary challenges to religious faith. They defended the right of persons to embrace religious beliefs that are not strictly warranted by empirical evidence and logical argumentation. Faith must not be hampered, they argued, by the demands of reason narrowly conceived. Paul Sands notes, however, important differences in the way each relates faith to reason. Sands examines the religious epistemologies of Kierkegaard, Newman, and James in the context of two "givens" characteristic of early twenty-first century culture, namely, the intellectual hegemony of probabilism and the pluralization of the Western mind. More...
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||1-59333-120-7||The Petra Pool-Complex: A Hellenistic Paradeisos in the Nabataean Capital|
Excavations in the Lower Market in Petra (Jordan), capital of the ancient kingdom of Nabsataea, uncovered the remnants of a monumental pool-complex at the heart of the ancient city. It played an important role in the socio-political life of Petra during the Nabataean and Roman periods. The mere presence of a paradeidos in Petra symbolized the Nabataean king's power and helped to legitimize his place among contemporary rulers. The paradeisos is an example of a gratuitous display of conspicuous consumption, a symbol of the flourishing status of Petra during its Classical era. More...
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||1-59333-112-6||The Syriac Alphabet for Children|
By George Anton Kiraz
This booklet presents the Syriac alphabet according to the West Syriac script, known also as Serto. With twenty-two illustrations, it is a great introduction to the alphabet for children, parents, and students of Syriac.
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||1-59333-130-4||Thomson, W. The Land and the Book|
This book is an illustrative description of the Holy Land, with direct references to Biblical passages. It is designed for general and popular reading rather than for the professional student. More...
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||1-931956-74-X||Margoliouth, D. Mohammed and the Rise of Islam|
Unlike its predecessors, this book does not aim at being either an apology or an indictment of the Prophet of Islam. The author endeavors to do justice to Mohammad's intellectual ability and to regard him with the respectful attitude which his greatness deserves. More...
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||1-59333-081-2||Tristram, H. The Land of Moab: Travels & Discoveries on the East Side of the Dead Sea & Jordan|
The object of Tristram's expedition was a careful examination of the then-contemporary state of a country frequently referred to in the Old Testament, and intimately connected with Jewish history, but which had not been traversed at leisure by any explorer since the fall of the Roman empire. More...
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||1-59333-063-4||Gottheil, Gustav. Sun and Shield: A Book of Devout Thoughts for Every-day Use|
Sun and Shield is a collection of devotional texts, featuring a unique combination of biblical, Jewish, pagan, Christian, Islamic and modern literary texts. Quotes from a diverse range of authors can be found, such as Goethe, Plutarch and Mohamed. More...
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||1-59333-034-0||Zunz, Leopold. Die gottesdienstlichen Vortrage der Juden, Historisch entwickelt|
Leopold Zunz was the founding father of the "Wissenschaft des Judentums." This book deals with biblical interpretation and homiletics from the Bible up to his own time. It is still a standard work. More...
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||1-931956-87-1||Ponafidine, Pierre. Life in the Moslem East|
Pierre Ponafidine, an Imperial Russian diplomat who served in Ottoman Turkey and Persia, gives a series of studies of certain phases of the life, religion, and customs of people among whom he passed thirty-six years of service. More...
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||1-59333-027-8||Keep, Robert. A Homeric Dictionary For Use in Schools and Colleges|
A necessary tool for any student of classics or Homer. A novel feature of the work is the introduction into the text of nearly one hundred and fifty small wood-cut images of various topics. More...
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||1-59333-030-8||Pickard-Cambridge, A. Demosthenes and the Last Days of Greek Freedom 384-322 BC|
This is a reprint of the classical study by Pickard-Cambridge about Greece's most famous political orator, Demosthenes. It deals with his role in the last struggle of the Greeks for freedom against the Macedonian Empire. More...
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