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By Rifaat Ebied; In Collaboration With Michael M. J. Young
 

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Buy this book together with Aphrahat the Persian Sage and the Temple of God by Stephanie Jarkins
In the tradition of older oriental literatures, Arabic literature contains numerous proverbs, moral sayings and worldly-wise dicta, as well as great collections of homiletic and religious sayings. This anthology of Wit and Wisdom is a small drop from a deep ocean – that of the rich aphoristic and proverbial literature of the Arabs.  It comprises five hundred items, ranging from the seventh to the twentieth centuries, and is organized under a number of headings which provide a broad classification of the subject matter.+Aphrahat the Persian Sage, (fl. 337-345 C.E.), was a Syriac Christian author who wrote twenty-three treatises entitled The Demonstrations. This book examines “temple” as a key image for Aphrahat’s theological anthropology. The temple is central for both Jews and Christians; it is the place of sacrifice, meeting, and communication with the Divine. For Aphrahat, the devout Christian person may be a micro-temple which then allows one to encounter the divine both within oneself and through a vision ascent to the heavenly temple.Save $30.19
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An Anthology of Arab Wit and Wisdom
By Rifaat Ebied; In Collaboration With Michael M. J. Young
  

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Title:An Anthology of Arab Wit and Wisdom
Availability:In Print
Publisher:Gorgias Press

By Rifaat Ebied
In Collaboration With Michael Young
ISBN:978-1-59333-396-6
Availability:In Print
Publication Date:12/2008
Format:Hardback, Black, 6 x 9 in
Pages:88
 

In the tradition of older oriental literatures, Arabic literature contains numerous proverbs, moral sayings and worldly-wise dicta, as well as great collections of homiletic and religious sayings, such as the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad. Arabic culture also abounds in the literature of the anecdote and the pointed tale.

An Anthology of Wit and Wisdom is a small drop from a deep ocean – that of the rich aphoristic and proverbial literature of the Arabs. It comprises five hundred items ranging from the seventh to the twentieth centuries, and is organized under a number of headings which provide a broad classification of the subject matter.




An Anthology of Arab Wit and Wisdom
By Rifaat Ebied; In Collaboration With Michael M. J. Young
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