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Adrian Fortescue and the Eastern Christian Churches
By Anthony Dragani
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 19)

Adrian Fortescue (1874-1923) was recognized as one of England’s foremost authorities on Eastern Christianity and helped to shape the English-speaking world’s understanding of the Eastern Churches. This book is a critical examination of his writings on the subject, analyzing what he said about the Eastern Christian Churches and highlighting his insights into key questions. It focuses on Fortescue’s understanding of the schisms and his thoughts as to how reunion can come about. The book concludes by comparing Fortescue's perspective to later advances in theology and historical scholarship in order to ascertain the long-term accuracy of his writings.
978-1-4632-0397-9Religion, Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Introduction to the Grammar of Hebrew Poetry in Byzantine Palestine
By Michael Rand
(Gorgias Studies in Language and Linguistics 22)

This book investigates the interaction between grammatical norms and poetic technique on the basis of a corpus selected from the oeuvre of the payyetan Eleazar be-rabbi Qillir. As a basis for this investigation, a descriptive/comparative analysis of the Qillirian dialect is offered. The first portion of the work is a grammar devoted mainly to morphology and syntax. The second portion of the work is an investigation of the poetic norms, as well as rhetorical techniques employed by Qillir, together with an assessment of their impact on the grammar. The overall aim of the project is to design an analytical framework within which a self-conscious poetic dialect might be investigated.
978-1-4632-0402-0Linguistics, Byzantium, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Studies in Language and Linguistics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Man and the Theogony in the Lurianic Cabala
By Daphne Freedman
(Gorgias Studies in Judaism 12)

Lurianic mythology represents an intensely personal view, in which earlier cabalistic symbolism is used to express new and original ideas. The lurianic corpus can be seen as a metaphor for a relation between man and the deity which is not yet fulfilled. The cabalistic myths of his sources express the reality of the relations of being in the lurianic corpus. The lurianic system seeks to reformulate the relation of man and god, concentrating on the way that the being of the deity is revealed in man.
978-1-4632-0395-5Gorgias Studies in Judaism (1935-6870), Hebrew & Judaica, Now in Paperback

Antitheodicy, Atheodicy and Jewish Mysticism in Holocaust Theology
By Daniel Osborn Garner
(Gorgias Studies in Judaism 57)

The Holocaust has provoked many different Jewish theological responses, yet upon closer inspection interesting commonalities can be observed between even seemingly antithetical thinkers. One of these common trends within Holocaust theology has been the rejection and replacement of traditional theodicies which explain and justify suffering, with responses centred on ideas of recovery, consolation and divine mystery. Another widespread, though largely unrecognized trend is use of Jewish mystical themes by Holocaust theologians. This study shows how the presence of Jewish mysticism can be explained, at least in part, by this post-Holocaust collapse of theodicy.
978-1-4632-0394-8Gorgias Studies in Judaism (1935-6870), Hebrew & Judaica, Genocide Studies, Now in Paperback

Negotiating Island Identities
By Ina Berg
(Gorgias Studies in Classics 31)

Negotiating Island Identities explores the history of interaction between Crete and the Cycladic islands from the late Middle to Late Bronze II periods when Minoan influence was at its peak. Based on a thorough investigation of pottery assemblages from key sites, the book advocates a rethink of established acculturation scenarios (such as “Minoanisation”) in relation to the Cycladic islands. Openness or closure towards outside influences was not predetermined by cultural, geographical or ecological variables but was socially constructed. Island communities could consciously fashion their worlds and make choices about the nature and degree of interaction with their neighbours.
978-1-4632-0392-4Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classics (1935-6870), Archaeology, Now in Paperback

Haredi Male Bodies in the Public Sphere
By Yohai Hakak
(Analecta Gorgiana 1074)

This paper explores the Israeli Haredi community’s social construction of the male body.
978-1-4632-0121-0Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Philosophy & Theology

Simple and Bold
By Kees den Biesen
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 26)

Ephrem the Syrian is known as one of the greatest Christian poets and as a unique author whose mode of thought is usually described as “symbolic.” In this work, Kees den Biesen explores the literary, intellectual, and theological mechanisms at work in Ephrem’s writings with the specific aim of identifying the exact nature of his “symbolic thought” and evaluating its contemporary relevance. Den Biesen elaborates a comprehensive approach that integrates a variety of methods into a genuinely theological methodology. He then proposes his own comprehensive understanding of the nature and merits of Ephrem’s symbolic thought.
978-1-4632-0388-7Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback

St. Cyril of Alexandria, A New Testament Exegete
By Lois M. Farag
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 29)

This study portrays Cyril of Alexandria as exegete and theologian through an examination of his Commentary on the Gospel John. It begins with an attempt to place Cyril and his commentary within their context. This work argues that Cyril wrote his Commentary on the Gospel of John early in his writing career, almost a decade before becoming bishop. Cyril’s commentary on the Johannine Gospel reveals his exegetical method and his strong Trinitarian theology. The commentary also focuses on the nature and work of the Holy Spirit: the indwelling of the Spirit is the beginning of the newness of life.
978-1-4632-0387-0Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback

Aphrahat the Persian Sage and the Temple of God
By Stephanie K. Skoyles Jarkins
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 36)

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.
978-1-4632-0386-3Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback

The Mark of Cain and the Jews
By Lisa A. Unterseher
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 39)

This book examines the development of Augustine of Hippo’s theology of the Jewish people and Judaism. Formulating a typological association between the biblical figure of Cain and the Jews, he crafts a highly intricate theology that justifies and even demands the continuing presence of Jews and their religious practices in a Christian society. Such a theology emerges out of his highly original interpretation of Genesis 4:1–15 and yet mirrors and theologically justifies the reality of Jews and Judaism in the late Roman Empire.
978-1-4632-0385-6Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback

Standing At Lyon
By Elizabeth A. Goodine
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 25)

The suffering woman, Blandina, emerges as an archetypal figure of the martyrs of Lyon. This slave-woman ultimately arises to engage in battle with the powers of the Roman Empire. Through the application of Bowen Family Systems Theory and the writings of Michel Foucault the book explains the function of anxiety, and the dynamics at work in the system that result in the failure of Roman authority to use power to quell the rise of Christianity. The reactions of those who might appear to be the most powerful are essential in gifting power to this lowly slave.
978-1-4632-0384-9Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback

Teachings on the Prayer of the Heart in the Greek and Syrian Fathers
By Jill Gather
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 47)

The prayer of the heart is an early Christian contemplative tradition of striking profundity and beauty. Christian authors of the Greek- as well as the Syriac-speaking world placed the heart at the center of a mystical theology that viewed the body as a God-given instrument of divine ascent and the relational setting of Christian existence as an important means of experiencing God’s abiding inner presence. This work sheds light on the Syrian church’s approach to the mystery of the divine encounter.
978-1-4632-0383-2Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Salvation in Christ According to Jacob of Serugh
By Thomas Kollamparampil
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 49)

Jacob of Serugh’s vision of ‘Salvation in Christ’, in its exegetical, theological, catechetical, liturgical and pastoral aspects, is reviewed in this monograph. Jacob’s mode of symbolic-mystical-silence approach to the mystery of Christ is explained. This treatise gathers up Jacob’s typological and symbolic thought-patterns, in his own language, categories, terminologies, and imageries.
978-1-4632-0382-5Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Scepticism and Ironic Correlations in the Joy Statements of Qoheleth?
By William H. U. Anderson
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 44)

This book is a response to the popular counter-reading of Ecclesiastes in the 1980s and 90s as a book of “joy” (rather than a pessimistic book). It examines the seven “joy statements” of Qoheleth in the light of analogies with scepticism and the literary form of irony. Irony, like scepticism, has the function to induce doubt and questions. The joy statements of Qoheleth are likely analogous to expressions of complex irony—whereby what is said is both meant and not meant. This examination highlights the complexity of the biblical book—while demonstrating how unlikely the “joy reading” may be.
978-1-4632-0372-6Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Teacher of Holiness
By Maureen Beyer Moser
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 17)

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.
978-1-4632-0268-2Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

"Blessed is He who has brought Adam from Sheol"
By Thomas Buchan
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 13)

Buchan’s work is an examination of the theological use of the doctrine of Christ's descent to the dead in the works of Saint Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-373 C.E.). Ephrem's conception of Christ's descent to Sheol provides us with an important and distinctive vision of the significance of this salvific event. Ephrem's use of Semitic and non-Western poetic forms and structures as a mode of theological discourse, coupled with his preference for imagery and symbolism rather than definition, resulted in a variety of vivid depictions of Christ's descent to Sheol. The doctrine is shown to be an integral and multifaceted component of Ephrem's theology.
978-1-4632-0267-5Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Bishop Lists
By Robert Lee Williams
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 16)

Early lists of bishops, identified by Walter Bauer as "literary propaganda," mark critical points in the development of the doctrine of the apostolic succession of bishops. This study delves into the political struggles surrounding the lists and the doctrine they served to define. Ecclesiastical politics in each case reflects the threat to the bishop's authority and clarifies the meaning of apostolic succession in the Church's development. This social history approach, examining the function of the literature within its historical circumstances, reveals how theology developed from politics. The development is as gripping politically as it is illuminating theologically.
978-1-4632-0266-8Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Wisdom at Qumran
By Daryl Jefferies
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 3)

This study provides background on wisdom forms, the key Qumran sectarian texts, and wisdom studies related to the Dead Sea Scrolls. 4QInstruction includes poetic discourses, hymnic material, and short wisdom sayings and admonitions. A major focus is placed on the admonitions, which are discussed in terms of their structure, wisdom forms, and setting. The admonitions are expressed in biblical wisdom forms, showing a familiarity with and acceptance of traditional Hebrew wisdom, including a focus on traditional themes. Yet, when read from the sectarian perspective, 4QInstruction reinforces the guidelines and theology of the key Dead Sea Scroll documents.
978-1-4632-0369-6Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Exegesis in the Targum of Psalms
By Timothy Edwards
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 28)

This volume illustrates how Targum Psalms creatively interprets selected psalms and how those interpretations relate to other Jewish and Christian traditions, including early translations of the psalms, rabbinic Midrashim, the New Testament and early Church Fathers. The study of these Psalms suggests viewing Targum Psalms as a creative partner in the world of biblical interpretation, as opposed to a compilation of already existing midrashic material. Edwards portrays the Targum as a link between the written and oral Torah that leads its readers on a path to tradition.
978-1-4632-0381-8Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870)

A Call to Covenant Love
By Jason S. DeRouchie
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 30)

Profound in its conclusions and targeted toward the exegete, this volume offers a clear method for establishing flow of thought, text hierarchy, and literary macrostructure in biblical Hebrew prose. The study contributes both to hermeneutical theory and to the study of Deuteronomy by arguing for the application of discourse linguistics alongside stylistic and semantic analysis in the interpretation of OT texts. It includes a brief literary-structural and theological commentary on Deuteronomy 5–11 that models the text grammatical approach and shows its benefits for exegesis.
978-1-4632-0380-1Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

The Coups of Hazael and Jehu
By D. Matthew Stith
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 37)

The Coups of Hazael and Jehu offers a narrative reconstruction of the events surrounding the rise of Hazael to the throne of Aram-Damascus and Jehu to the throne of Israel in the mid-eighth century. These near-simultaneous dynastic changes were parts of a major shift in the political, military, and economic structure of the Levant, which took place as the mighty armies of Assyria pushed into the region. The book argues that Jehu’s bloody overthrow of Joram and Hazael’s irregular seizure of power after the death of his predecessor were not independent events, but responses to the Assyrian threat.
978-1-4632-0379-5Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Abortion and the Apostolate
By Matthew W. Mitchell
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 42)

This book argues that it is the rejection of Paul’s claims to be an apostle in the same sense as the other apostles that ultimately underlies his “mission to the Gentiles.” This argument is advanced through a careful analysis of Paul’s references to his “conversion” in Galatians 1:15-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:8, paying particular attention to Paul’s evocative use of the language of abortion. The contextualization of this curious self-description in 1 Corinthians 15:8 draws upon a growing body of work concerning an area of ancient life that continues to fascinate and perplex moderns; the exposure of unwanted infants.
978-1-4632-0377-1Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

The Dialogues of Jeremiah
By Mitchel Modine
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 38)

An emerging consensus maintains that the exile was not as extensive as the Old Testament claims. However, that it held singular importance for the book of Jeremiah is beyond question. Modine argues that Jeremiah represents a range of options for understanding and responding to the events surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple. This volume reads the diverse contents of Jeremiah as a kind of dialogue between competing perceptions of the exile. The author argues that coherence is to be found precisely in the incoherent, as it reflects the communal trauma of exile.
978-1-4632-0376-4Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Speaking on the Brink of Sheol
By Bryan Howard Cribb; Foreword by Daniel I. Block
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 43)

Since its inception at the beginning of the twentieth century, form criticism has diminished in popularity and use in recent years. Bryan H. Cribb’s studies demonstrates that, if appropriately modified, form criticism still has much to add to Old Testament studies. Using a synchronic and inductive approach to the text, Cribb engages in a form critical study of nine “death stories” in the Old Testament. In so doing, he not only provides substantial support for the existence of this genre, but he also shows how remarkably fruitful such a study can be in revealing the messages of these accounts.
978-1-4632-0375-7Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Drought, Famine, Plague and Pestilence
By Warren C. Robertson
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 45)

This interdisciplinary study integrates textual analysis of the Hebrew Bible and comparable ancient Near Eastern material with social theory and archaeology in order to articulate the ancient Israelites' taken-for-granted understandings of natural disasters, their intellectual and theological challenges to those understandings, and their intellectual and theological reconstructions thereof.
978-1-4632-0374-0Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Between Law and Narrative
By Bernon P. Lee
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 51)

Aside from being the content of speeches by characters in narrative, how do passages of laws in the Pentateuch interact with the surrounding narratives? This book proposes that certain passages of law in Leviticus and Numbers offer direction for the interpretation of adjacent segments of narrative. This 'direction' may serve to emphasize select themes and concepts in narrative. Alternatively, it may misdirect readers, or suggest alternative options to more accessible interpretations for a stretch of narrative.
978-1-4632-0373-3Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

A Redaction History of the Pentateuch Targums
By Gudrun Elisabeth Lier
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 53)

This volume combines Targum studies with Judaic studies. The author assigns different Targums each to a respective particular “Sitz im Leben”, stressing the close connection between Targum and Midrash literature. She challenges the assumption that all extant Targums were compiled for the Synagogue. Instead, she suggests that Targum Onqelos might have fulfilled a function in the context of the early beth din and demonstrates that Pseudo-Jonathan can be linked with the rhetorical practices which abounded in later amoraic, educational circles.
978-1-4632-0371-9Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Moses, David and the High Kingship of Yahweh
By Michael G. McKelvey
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 55)

Has the Old Testament Psalter been purposefully arranged? Does this arrangement convey an overall message? This book enters into the growing discussion regarding the canonical arrangement of the Psalms by examining Book IV (Pss 90-106) and considering the book's overall theological and thematic message within the literary context of the Psalter. This volume argues that Psalms 90-106 have been purposely arranged as a rejoinder to the previous three books, in response to the rise and fall of Davidic kingship. This hypothesis is tested by examining how Psalms 90-106 may have been purposely organized as a collection.
978-1-4632-0370-2Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

The Phoenician Solar Theology
By Joseph Azize
(Gorgias Near Eastern Studies 15)

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.
978-1-4632-0269-9Gorgias Near Eastern Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

The Syriac Book of Steps 3
Fascicle 3: Translation and Introduction by Robert A. Kitchen & Martien F. G. Parmentier
(Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 12c)

The Syriac Book of Steps collects 30 sermons by a late 4th century anonymous author in the Persian Empire. The author details the spiritual life, highlighting the duties and problems of two ranks of committed Christians, the Upright and the Perfect.
978-1-59333-981-4Religion, Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846)

"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)

Engraved on Stone
By Rony Feingold
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 7)

Cylinder seals were important instruments in the Ancient Near East, and were used in Mesopotamia from the beginning of the third millennium BCE to the fifth century BCE. This volume presents an analysis of 1000 cylinder seals (including 70 that are not yet published) from the Old Babylonian period, including the Isin and Larsa dynasties, and uses this analysis as well as data from written texts of the period to answer questions relating to the seal cutters and the production of the seals.
978-1-4632-0167-8Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East

New Studies in the Book of Isaiah
Edited by Markus Zehnder
(Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts 21)

This volume contains twelve articles that shed new light on the Book of Isaiah, covering a wide array of historical, linguistic and theological topics. The various aspects of God’s intervention at different points of human history is a main focus of the studies. The collection is marked by a broad diversity in approaches and theological background, and is a useful tool especially for scholars, students and pastors.
978-1-4632-0356-6Religion, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts (1935-6897)

Tribe and State
By Adam E. Miglio
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 8)

This book analyzes Zimri-Lim’s interactions with sovereigns from the Habur and with Yamut-bal and Numha tribal polities. It describes how Zimri-Lim’s disproportionate dependence on tribal connections left him vulnerable when these alliances began to falter in his tenth regnal year.
978-1-4632-0249-1Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East

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

Epiphanius von Salamis, Über die zwölf Steine im hohepriesterlichen Brustschild (De duodecim gemmis rationalis)
By Felix Albrecht & Arthur Manukyan
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 37)

At the request of Diodorus, bishop of Tyre, Epiphanius of Salamis produced this exegetical treatise on the gemstones in the High Priest's breastplate. The oldest Christian work on gemstones, the the author deals with the stones according to their appearance and their medical benefit as well as their attribution to the twelve tribes based on Christian exegesis. Only extracts of this work are preserved in Greek. This volume provides the important – but hereto unconsidered – Armenian text with a German translation and commentarial annotations, as well as an English introduction.
978-1-4632-0279-8Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Armenian Studies, Manuscript Studies

A Comprehensive Grammar to Hammurabi’s Stele
By M. E. J. Richardson
(Gorgias Handbooks )

This complete grammar of Code of Hammurabi is formally arranged and can be the basis for learning the rest of Akkadian grammar. Students of Biblical Hebrew or Arabic will find it a most convenient introduction to this sister language. The cuneiform text has been set out in columns opposite a phonetic transcription, thus enabling the comprehensive set of citations illustrating various points of Akkadian grammar to be easily checked within their wider linguistic context. This book, when used in conjunction with the author’s previous book “Hammurabi’s Laws”, makes it possible for a student to learn to read and understand the whole text of Hammurabi’s Stele.
978-1-4632-0284-2Linguistics, Ancient Near East, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)

Grammar of Bar Hebraeus with Commentary
Scribe Abed Nuhara Bar Gor
(Kiraz Historical Grammars Archive 38)

This volume is a facsimile edition of a handwritten manuscript of Gregory Bar Hebraeus's Grammar of the Syriac Language from the private collection of George A. Kiraz.
978-1-61719-923-3Linguistics, Syriac, Kiraz Historical Grammars Archive (1935-3162),

The Scope and Contents of Chingis Khan's Yasa
By George Vernadsky
(Analecta Gorgiana 986)

Genghis Khan's law code, the Yasa, survives in fragments. This article lists the known provisions, from Berhebraeus, Juwaini, and Arab sources; Vernadsky considers it a supplement to Mongol custom for the multinational Empire.
978-1-61143-923-6Syriac, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), , Central Asian Studies

European Merchants in the Medieval Indies
By Robert Sabatino Lopez
(Analecta Gorgiana 959)

Commercial sources on journeying to the east after Marco Polo; the gradual closing of trade between Italy and China or India under the hostile or defensive rulers of the lands in between.
978-1-61143-878-9Travel & Missionary, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), European Studies,

An Eastern Embassy to Europe in the Years 1287-8
By Norman McLean
(Analecta Gorgiana 957)

Rabban Sauma, a Syriac monk, travelled to Europe in 1287 as a diplomatic representative of the Mongols; this is his own account of his travels, the first translation into English.
978-1-61143-874-1Syriac, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), European Studies, Central Asian Studies

Deux Residents mongols en Chine et en Asie centrale de Tchinkkiz Khagan a Khoubilai
By E. Blochet
(Analecta Gorgiana 748)

An description and comparison of two personages in Mongol history, Yelü Chutsai and Mahmud or Aziz Yalavach, who were able to influence Mongol history from behind the scenes.
978-1-61143-076-9Arabic & Islamic Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)

Insiders versus Outsiders
Edited by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok & John Anthony Dunne
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 14)

Christianity as a movement developed within the already established, but volatile Jewish movement/religion, expressing a profound sense of inclusivism illustrated in the transcendence of social boundaries. In this book the dynamic reality of creating and transcending boundaries and the relationship between insiders and outsiders are explored by way of reflecting on mission and ethos.
978-1-4632-0257-6Religion, Biblical Studies, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology

The Armenian Prayers attributed to Ephrem the Syrian
Edited and Translated by Edward G. Mathews Jr.
(Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 36)

Armenian text of the Prayers attributed to Ephrem the Syrian, with the first-ever translation into a western language. Utilizing a highly developed poetic rhythm, the author manifests a profound spirituality laying his own emptiness before the inexhaustible Mercy of God.
978-1-4632-0262-0Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846), Armenian Studies

Moses Bar Kepha: Commentary on Myron
Translation and Introduction by Baby Varghese
(Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 34)

Moses bar Kepha: Commentary on Myron is an important witness to the history of the West Syriac Liturgy. Fr. Baby Varghese has translated the Syriac text into English for the first time.
978-1-4632-0214-9Eastern Christianity, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846)

An Introduction to Early Christianity
By Pau Figueras
(Gorgias Handbooks )

A general introduction to the origin and development of Christianity, from its Jewish background in the land of Israel up to its contribution to the thought and art of medieval Europe.
978-1-4632-0238-5Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)

Jacob of Sarug's Homily on the Creation of Adam and the Resurrection of the Dead
Fascicle 32: Translation and Introduction by Edward G. Mathews Jr.
(Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 37)

Mêmrâ 72 is a meditation on the fall of Adam and its consequences, subjecting all creation to corruption. God’s mercy, however, will restore everything to a spiritual, incorruptible state that will exist eternally in the unending light of Christ.
978-1-4632-0264-4Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846)

Righteous Giving to the Poor: Tzedakah ("Charity") in Classical Rabbinic Judaism
By Rivka Ulmer & Moshe Ulmer
(Gorgias Handbooks )

Moral insights and comments about Tzedakah ("Charity") are found throughout the vast body of rabbinic literature. This book attempts to present a survey of the rabbinic sources concerning Tzedakah and to provide the reader with an analysis of the system of Tzedakah as created and understood by the Rabbis.
978-1-4632-0261-3Religion, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Hebrew & Judaica

Astronomie et cosmographie syriaques
Introduits et annotés par Emilie Villey & Henri Hugonnard-Roche
(L'œuvre des grands savants syriacisants / Scholars of Syriac: Collected Works 1)

Cette série s’ouvre par la réédition d’articles de François Nau, publiés entre 1896 et 1910 dans la Revue de l’Orient chrétien et le Journal asiatique. L’œuvre de François Nau au service de la culture syriaque est immense et toujours consultée, tant il s’est consacré à la publication de textes qui n’ont souvent pas encore été repris ailleurs. Il a donc semblé utile de les republier dans une série de volumes thématiques, qui couvriront tous les champs de la culture syriaque.
978-1-4632-0235-4L'œuvre des grands savants syriacisants / Scholars of Syriac: Collected Works

The Akitu Festival
By Julye Bidmead
(Gorgias Near Eastern Studies 2)

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.
978-1-4632-0265-1Ancient Near East, Gorgias Near Eastern Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Le synaxaire géorgien
Edited and Translated by Nikolai Marr
(Classics in the History of Early Christian Literature 72)

The surviving text of a Georgian martyrology, on Stephen Protomartyr, Peter and Paul, shows the influence of Armenian Christianity on Georgia, and reflects 6th century preaching against Judaism.
978-1-61719-890-8Liturgy, Church History, Armenian Studies, Classics in the History of Early Christian Literature

Les Mongols d'aprés les historiens arméniens
Volume 1–Volume 4: By Édouard Dulaurier
(Analecta Gorgiana 830)

Some forty extracts from Armenian chroniclers about the Mongols,, from Kirakos of Gandzak to Vardan Areveltsi, who was Armenian representative in the Mongol court
978-1-61143-287-9Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Armenian Studies,

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

Reforming Ottoman Governance
By Fuat Andic & Suphan Andic
(Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East 4)

The book is the history of reform attempts in the Ottoman Empire and the internal and external difficulties in implementing them. Imperialist aggression towards the Empire and bloody janissary revolts hampered the reforms, and although some successes in governance were achieved, there were many failures, and these contributed to the demise of the Empire at the end of the First World War.
978-1-4632-0236-1Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East

Saint Michael the Archangel
Edited and Translated by E. A. Wallis Budge

This work consists of three different encomia of the Archangel Michael, each dealing with a different miracle.
978-1-61143-102-5Religion, Coptic & Egyptian Studies

An East Syrian Manuscript of the Syriac 'Masora' Dated to 899 CE
Volume 1–Volume 2: Prepared by Jonathan Loopstra

This unique manuscript of the East Syrian Syriac ‘Masora’ is essential for any study of early Syriac vocalization, accentuation, and punctuation. This volume presents a facsimile reproduction of this ‘masoretic’ manuscript. An introduction and comprehensive scriptural indices will be included in a forthcoming volume.
978-1-61143-896-3Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Biblical Studies, Manuscript Studies

Les Langues et les Littératures Araméennes
By J.-B. Chabot
(Syriac Studies Library 2)

Jean Baptiste Chabot, who produced works like Synodicon Orientale, surveys the different branches of the Aramaic Aramaic languages and their extant literature in theology, science, and history, as well as inscriptions at archaeological sites. Chabot demonstrates his expertise in the field, drawing from sources as diverse as the Samaritan Bible and the Talmud, Oriental Christianity, Babylon and Mesopotamia. Originally written in 1910, it will still be of interest to scholars in the fields of Aramaic, linguistics, Syriac studies and Eastern Christianity.

978-1-61143-011-0Eastern Christianity, Linguistics, Syriac, Syriac Studies Library

Reflections on Lexicography
(Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages 4)

Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project. These essays offer a probing analysis of selected lexical tools and methods for working with ancient Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek sources, as well as offering reflections on methodological concerns for lexicographical tools of the future.
978-1-4632-0229-3Linguistics, Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages (2165-2600)

Lexicon Linguae Aethiopicae
By August Dillmann; Contribution by Werner Munzinger

Ethiopic-Latin dictionary, with an appendix on Tigrean
978-1-61143-476-7Linguistics,

Aram and Israel
By Emil G. H. Kraeling; Foreword by Richard J. H. Gottheil

A history of the Aramaic-speaking peoples from their emergence into history until their conquest by Assyria.
978-1-61143-471-2Ancient Near East,

Book of the Holy Rites
By The Syriac Church of Antioch
(Abrohom Nuro Library 34)

The present volume contains the Syriac text for the liturgies of the seven holy sacraments according to the rite of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch.
978-1-61143-348-7Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Liturgy, Abrohom Nuro Library

Practical Guide to Conversational Syriac
By Pierre Hobeica
(Abrohom Nuro Library 15)

This is a beginner’s guide to conversational Syriac with translations in French and Arabic.
978-1-61719-460-3Eastern Christianity, Linguistics, Syriac, Abrohom Nuro Library

Conversos in the Responsa of Sephardic Halakhic Authorities in the 15th Century
By Dora Zsom
(Perspectives on Society and Culture 1)

This volume presents a systematic and detailed elaboration of the halakhic (legal) decisions written by five of the most important authors who wrote responsa concerning conversos between the years 1391 and 1492. The expulsion was an event that radically changed the perspectives of the Iberian conversos. The halakhic authorities were confronted with an absolutely new situation, in which they had to reformulate their position towards the conversos. This volume presents all the responsa written in connection with conversos by Isaac b. Sheshet Perfet, Simeon b. ?ema? Duran and his descendants: Solomon b. Simeon Duran, ?ema? b. Solomon Duran and Simeon b. Solomon Duran.
978-1-4632-0239-2Perspectives on Society and Culture

The Massorah
Volume 1–Volume 4: By Christian D. Ginsburg
(Kiraz References Archive 19)

This four-volume set contains the traditional marginal notes to the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible, as well as an English translation.
978-1-61143-316-6Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Kiraz References Archive (1937-3287),

Ras Shamra 18.113A+B, Lettre d’un serviteur du roi d’ougarit se trouvant à chypre
By Dennis Pardee
(Analecta Gorgiana 1000)

This article examines a letter composed by an Ugaritian administrator stationed in Cyprus.
978-1-61719-831-1Ancient Near East, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),

Victorian Images of Islam
By Clinton Bennett
(Gorgias Islamic Studies 5)

Victorian perceptions of Islam were not monochrome; some saw beyond stereotypical images, others reproduced them. In this study, the accounts of six Victorians outline the contrast of the two perceptions. It suggests that presuppositions, not encounters per se, determine how we see cultural and religious others.
978-1-60724-673-2Arabic & Islamic Studies, Gorgias Islamic Studies

Contributions to the History of Syriac Folk-Medicine
By Richard J. H. Gottheil
(Analecta Gorgiana 852)

A collection of Syriac medical remedies, from a manuscript dated 1888; the origin is uncertain; the inscription mentions Galen.
978-1-61143-336-4Syriac, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),

Scribal Wit
By David Marcus
(Texts and Studies 10)

This book presents a detailed analysis of the Aramaic mnemonics, those short witty sentences written in Aramaic as memory aids in the margins of one of the oldest extant biblical Hebrew manuscripts, the Leningrad Codex (1008 CE). The material is presented in clear, user-friendly charts. Each mnemonic is set alongside the Hebrew verses it represents. This book demonstrates the ingenuity of the Masoretes in their grand endeavor to preserve the text of the Hebrew Bible precisely in the form that it had reached them.
978-1-61143-904-5Linguistics, Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927), Hebrew & Judaica, Manuscript Studies

A Brief Study on the Origins of Arabic and Syriac Phrases in Italian, Spanish, French, English, Greek, and Latin
By Tobia Al-Anisi
(Abrohom Nuro Library 7)

This book outlines the connections between the Arabic and European languages, giving a brief listing of European words and phrases with their Arabic equivalent.
978-1-61719-452-8Eastern Christianity, Linguistics, Syriac, Abrohom Nuro Library

Can No Physician Be Found?
Second Edition: By Laura Marie Zucconi
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 6)

Can No Physician be Found analyzes how religion, as an expression of a universal order, is applied to the medical practices in the cultures of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Israel. The comparative approach sheds light on how religious concepts shaped not only the particular medical identity of each society, but also how they can simultaneously participate in a broader medical culture spanning the ancient Near East.
978-1-4632-0248-4Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East

Syriac Christianity in the Middle East and India
Edited by Dietmar W. Winkler
(Pro Oriente Studies in the Syriac Tradition 2)

This volume acknowledges the contributions of Syriac Christians in the fields of culture, education and civil society throughout the history in the Middle East and India, and examines the challenges of living and professing the Christian faith as a minority in a multi-religious and pluralistic society, giving special attention to religious freedom and personal status.
978-1-4632-0247-7Eastern Christianity, Pro Oriente Studies in the Syriac Tradition, Assyrian Studies, Modern

History of Martyrs in Palestine, by Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea
Edited and Translated by William Cureton
(Syriac Studies Library 39)

This volume contains the Syriac version, with English translation and copious literary and historical notes, of Eusebius’s small book on the martyrs of Palestine, edited from a Syriac manuscript dated to 411.
978-1-60724-898-9Syriac, Patristics, Church History, Syriac Studies Library

The Homilies of Aphraates, The Persian Sage
Edited with an Introduction by William Wright
(Syriac Studies Library 38)

Wright’s edition of the homilies of the early Syriac father, Aphrahat, includes the text, critical apparatus, and notes on biblical citations, which are also indexed. The preface surveys Aphrahat’s life and deals with the manuscripts used.
978-1-60724-897-2Syriac, Patristics, Syriac Studies Library

L'Expansion nestorienne en Asie
By François Nau
(Kiraz Classic Archaeological Reprints 16)

This early history of the Church of the East was part of a volume issued to commemorate the exhibition of thirty Syriac inscriptions from Central Asia at the Musee Guimet.
978-1-61143-832-1Eastern Christianity, Kiraz Classic Archaeological Reprints (1935-4401), , Central Asian Studies

Non-Native Borrowings into the Lebanese Syrian Dialect
By Raphael Nakhla
(Abrohom Nuro Library 18)

In comparing the formal Arabic language with colloquial Lebanese Syrian Arabic, Raphael Nakhla Al-Yasou`y finds a large list of foreign words that have unknowingly worked their way into the local dialect.
978-1-61719-463-4Eastern Christianity, Linguistics, Syriac, Abrohom Nuro Library

Romans and Corinthians 1/2 According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
Romans–Corinthians: English Translation by Daniel King; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz
(Surath Kthob )

This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
978-1-61143-963-2Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob

Eastern Crossroads
By Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 1)

This volume contains papers from the First International Congress on Eastern Christianity held in Córdoba, Spain, November 2005. The encounter of medieval Christian writers with several linguistic traditions through the Middle Ages produced one of the most important branches of Middle Eastern literature. This encounter not only changed the nature of the respective writings throughout time, but also influenced considerably the development of the legacies transmitted by the writers and the scholars of various Eastern Christian churches.
978-1-59333-610-3Religion, Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507)

Early Syriac Translation Technique and the Textual Criticism of the Greek Gospels
By P. J. Williams
(Texts and Studies 2)

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.
978-1-59333-096-5Texts and Studies (1935-6927)

Collected Papers in Greek and Georgian Textual Criticism
By Neville Birdsall
(Texts and Studies 3)

This volume collects together for the first time the most influential papers of the late scholar of Georgian and New Testament textual critic, J. Neville Birdsall. Professor Birdsall wrote on Greek witnesses to the New Testament text, the Georgian version of the New Testament, palaeography, patristics, and the theory of textual criticism. The collection fully demonstrates the author’s standing as one of the most learned and wide-ranging New Testament textual scholars of modern times.
978-1-59333-098-9Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927), Patristics

Scribal Habits of Codex Sinaiticus
By Dirk Jongkind
(Texts and Studies 5)

Codex Sinaiticus is one of the oldest, famous, and most important manuscripts of the Bible. At least three scribes copied the text manually, and they were faced with many decisions: What do I do when I spot an error in the text I just copied? What is the right spelling of this word? Is it time for a new paragraph? This book studies a variety of textual and non-textual phenomena in Codex Sinaiticus. We discover more about this important biblical manuscript as well as the individuals with their own habits, qualities, and skill levels who produced it.
978-1-59333-422-2Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927)

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

From Anglo-First-Wave towards American Second-Wave Jewish Feminism
By Luke Devine
(Judaism in Context 9)

This book completely redefines our understanding of fin de siècle Anglo-Jewish author Amy Levy and her writing. Demonstrating that Levy’s writing is less anti-Judaic and more profoundly influenced by the religious concerns of classical German Reformism, Luke Devine's innovative approach reveals that Levy's writing constitutes a genre whose female subjectivity evinces a concern for justice and authority that prefigures numerous aspects of Second-Wave Jewish feminist theory and its spiritual and theological underpinnings.
978-1-61719-915-8Religion, Judaism in Context (1935-6978), Women's Studies, Hebrew & Judaica

Language and Textual History of the Syriac Bible
By Jan Joosten
(Texts and Studies 9)

The Syriac Bible is a fascinating field to which too little research has been devoted. In the present volume, Jan Joosten gathers a number of pilot studies, published in various journals and collective volumes, shedding light on the Syriac Old Testament, New Testament, and the relation between them. A number of studies advance the claim that the Old Syriac and Peshitta gospels preserve echoes of an Aramaic gospel tradition that gives independent access to the earliest, oral traditions on the life and teaching of Jesus.
978-1-61143-891-8Religion, Syriac, Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927)

Syriac Literature
By Rubens Duval
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 35)

Despite having been written over a century ago, the 3rd edition of Rubens Duval's History of Syriac Literature remains one of the best - and most readable - introductions to Syriac literature. This edition provides the first English translation of the work, translated by Olivier Holmey.
978-1-61143-962-5Syriac, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507)

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 13
Volume 13 2013: Edited by Amir Harrak
(Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 13)

Volume 13 includes articles by Mark Dickens, Pier Giorgio Borbone, Nicholas Al-Jeloo, Emanuela Braida, Khairy Foumia, Rima Smine, Khalid Dinno and Amir Harrak.
978-1-4632-0244-6Syriac, Journals, Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies (1499-6367)

The Gospel of Luke According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
English Translation by Jeff W. Childers; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz
(Surath Kthob )

This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshi?ta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars. Childers has translated the Peshi?ta of Luke, while Kiraz has prepared the Syriac text in the west Syriac script, fully vocalized and pointed. The translation and the Syriac text are presented on facing pages so that both can be studied together. All readers are catered for: those wanting to read the text in English, those wanting to improve their grasp of Syriac by reading the original language along with a translation, and those wanting to focus on a fully vocalized Syriac text.
978-1-4632-0241-5Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob

Deuteronomy According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
Deuteronomy: English Translation by Carmel McCarthy; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz & Joseph Bali
(Surath Kthob )

This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
978-1-61143-930-4Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob

Studies in the Early Text of the Gospels and Acts
Edited by David G.K. Taylor
(Texts and Studies 1)

Eleven papers from the First Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, examining aspects of the Textus Receptus, the ‘Pre-Johannine Text’ of the Gospel, the ratings system in the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament and the application of probability theory to textual transmission, as well as surveys of non-continuous papyrus witnesses to the New Testament and the Dura-Europos Gospel Harmony, alongside studies of variation in the form of the Beatitudes and the location of Emmaus.
978-1-4632-0242-2Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927), Manuscript Studies

Keter Shem Tov
Edited by Shani Tzoref & Ian Young
(Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts 20)

This eclectic collection contains 16 articles on a variety of topics within Qumran Studies from a conference held in memory of the late Professor Alan Crown. Essays cover the impact of the Qumran discoveries on the study of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament to the study of the scrolls themselves and the community organizations presupposed in them, focusing as well on topics as diverse as sexuality, scribal practice and the attitude to the Temple in the scrolls.
978-1-61143-866-6Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts (1935-6897)

Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome
By Rachael B. Goldman
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 3)

Romans attached nuanced implications to color-terms which went beyond their literal meaning, using these terms as a form of cultural assessment, defining their social values and order. By analyzing the use and color words in specific contexts, we can gain greater insight into the Roman mind.
978-1-61143-914-4Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

Cicero 'Haruspex'
By Maridien Schneider
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 13)

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.
978-1-59333-094-1Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

Grammar of Palestinian Jewish Aramaic
By William Barron Stevenson
(Analecta Gorgiana 987)

A handy grammar of the Aramaic of the Targum, the Talmud, the Midrashim and the Aramaic passages of the New Testament, with notes on where the older dialect of Ezra and Daniel differs.
978-1-61143-928-1Linguistics, Hebrew & Judaica, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),

Three Mirrors for Two Biblical Ladies
By Fabrizio Angelo Pennacchietti
(Biblical Intersections 14)

The biblical episode relating the encounter of the Queen of Sheba with Solomon and the apocryphal tale of Susanna, a Jewish woman slanderously accused of adultery by two judges and saved by Daniel, have become part of the collective imagination in West and East. These two Old Testament women have been adapted in art throughout time and space to meet the changing cultural horizons of the community. Like mirrors, various periods and modes of late-Ancient and medieval Judaism, Christianity and Islam have each, in their own way, reflected the characteristics of the great Queen and the chaste Susanna.
978-1-59333-363-8Biblical Studies, Women's Studies, Biblical Intersections (1943-9377)

Greek Tradition and Latin Influence in the Work of George Scholarios
By Christopher Livanos
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 12)

This title is a study of the work and career of theologian and diplomat George Scholarios who became the first Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Church during the period of Ottoman Rule. Scholarios advocated the union of the Greek and Latin Churches, but he later became the leader of the anti-Unionist faction in the final years of the Byzantine Empire. Scholarios played an important role in East-West dialogues, including the Council of Ferrara-Florence in 1438-39. This book provides a fresh look at some of the cultural misunderstandings that took place at the Council and related dialogues.
978-1-59333-344-7Religion, Eastern Christianity, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology

Eros and Ritual in Ancient Literature
By Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 15)

This book examines popular erotic myths with regard to their origins and literary treatment throughout antiquity. The relation of ritual to certain mythic patterns that reflect initiation rites is also considered. These myths reinforce the association between cult and mythology in literature. Initiation patterns were employed as literary metaphors for falling in love or even for holding a philosophical argument on human progress. The myths are chosen in order to form a narrative sequence, but also as an example of how mythic patterns can be variously manipulated in literature.
978-1-931956-72-7Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

Barhebraeus: A Bio-Bibliography
By Hidemi Takahashi
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 9)

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 manuscripts relating to Barhebraeus.
978-1-59333-148-1Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Ascetical & Monastic

Hannibal's Odyssey
By William Mahaney
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 11)

Hannibal's invasion of Italia in 218 BC is depicted from the standpoint of environmental evidence elicited from ancient texts, and analyzed against present-day Earth Science databases. The conclusion is that the Punic Army followed the southern route over the Alps; a proposal first made by Sir Gavin de Beer in the 1960's.
978-1-59333-951-7Ancient Near East, Classics, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

As Below, So Above
By Glen J. Fairen
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 13)

Questioning the scholarly assumptions regarding the “heretical” Nag Hammadi Library and the “apocalyptic” Dead Sea Scrolls, Fairen argues that they were not diametrically opposed, but represent a scribal reconfiguration of an Enochic worldview as a critique of foreign rule.
978-1-59333-082-8Religion, Biblical Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, Tigris Imprint, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020)

Psychology of Prophecy in Early Christianity
By Alan Humm
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 11)

Dr. Humm analyses early Christian prophetic activity seeking to understand the psychological states behind it. A system of categories is suggested based on the external appearances and subjective claims of modern phenomena. Assuming that the ancients followed the same patterns, most instances described in early Christian literature are reviewed and categorized.
978-1-60724-618-3Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020)

Lucullus, A Life
Second Edition with a New Postscript: By Arthur Peter Keaveney
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 12)

While Lucullus is one of the great figures of the late Roman republic, his achievements have been overshadowed by a reputation for luxurious living. This book explodes the legend and restores Lucullus to his true position as soldier, politician and aesthete.
978-1-60724-078-5Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
 

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Self and Other
By Kate V. M. Daniels
(Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East 60)

Self and Other explores the complex dynamic between the individual and the collectivity, narrative and identity that define the short fiction of Yusuf al-Sharuni, pioneer of Arab literary modernism. With a range of translated extracts, Kate V.M. Daniels offers English-speaking readers an invaluable introduction to one of Egypt's greatest short story-writers.
978-1-4632-0409-9Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East (1935-6870)

Travels to Jerusalem and Mount Athos
By Petre Konchoshvili; Translated by Mzia Ebanoidze & John Wilkinson
(Gorgias Ottoman Travelers 3)

An account by Archpriest Petre Konchoshvili of his travels to Jerusalem and Mount Athos in 1899, dealing with the relations between the Georgians, Greeks and Russians in the Holy Land.
978-1-61143-942-7Travel & Missionary, Gorgias Ottoman Travelers (1946-2212), Ottoman & Turkish Studies

The United Holy Church of America
By William C. Turner & Jr.
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 23)

This project was inspired by years of nurture and ministry in the church upon which the study focuses. With roots going back to the historic African American Church, it offers a window into early growth, the development of crucial theological positions, institutional development within the American Church of the twentieth century, and emerging patterns for worldwide Christianity in the twenty-first century. The struggle within this project is against a background of misunderstanding. Given the pejorative biases in earlier studies against African American Christianity in general, and Holiness-Pentecostalism in particular, a contest is under way for placement within the appropriate taxonomy.
978-1-59333-362-1Religion, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), American Christianity, Now in Paperback

The Justification of Religious Faith in Soren Kierkegaard, John Henry Newman, and William James
By Paul Sands
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 8)

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.
978-1-4632-0401-3Religion, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Ritual Dynamic Structure
By Roy E. Gane
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 1)

The present work takes up the neglected quest for a theory of ritual and methodology of analysis that recognizes and traces the contours of ritual dynamic structure. The resulting fresh approach provides a controlled framework for interpreting rituals belonging to various cultures and for identifying bases of comparison between them. The first part builds a theory and definition of ritual and a corresponding methodology for analyzing specific rituals in terms of their activities and the meanings attached to those activities. The second part illustrates this methodology and its usefulness for comparative studies by applying it to ceremonies of cult purification in the ancient Near East.
978-1-4632-0400-6Religion, Ancient Near East, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Midrash and Legend
By Joshua L. Moss
(Gorgias Studies in Judaism 9)

This study applies form criticism to the stories of the earliest rabbinic midrashim. The results shed light on the literary personalities of the individual midrash collections and the relationships of transmission in the tradition. These stories are of particular interest from an inter-religious and comparative literary point of view because New Testament studies have often referred to certain narratives in the gospels as "midrashic." The author sets forth, in positive terms, an understanding of what functions historical anecdotes serve in the tannaitic midrashim, along with a catalogue of the rhetorical conventions used to fulfill those functions.
978-1-4632-0396-2Religion, Gorgias Studies in Judaism (1935-6870), Hebrew & Judaica, Now in Paperback

Healing in the Theology of Saint Ephrem
By Aho Shemunkasho
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 1)

Ephrem, the most celebrated writer of the Syriac Church, presents a wide range of theological themes and images that are characteristic of fourth-century Syrian Christianity. A significant theme that no one has yet studied in Ephrem is the concept of sickness and healing. This book presents the significance of healing theology and the ways in which the healing of man - spiritually, mentally, and corporally - is highly valued by Ephrem. The main part of the book deals with the causes of spiritual sickness and the process of healing, and the way in which Ephrem places them in the divine history of salvation.
978-1-4632-0390-0Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback

John Rufus and the World Vision of Anti-Chalcedonean Culture
By Jan-Eric Steppa
(Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 4)

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.
978-1-4632-0389-4Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics (1935-6870), Patristics, Church History, Now in Paperback

The Filioque Impasse
By Michelle Coetzee
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 6)

A fascinating study of the underlying reasons for the disagreement over the clause “and the Son” in the Western version of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan creed, which contributed to the schism between Eastern and Western Christians. Coetzee argues that there has been a great deal of misunderstanding of the positions of each tradition by the other, partly due to the fact that East and West imbue certain key words, such as ‘person’ and ‘unity’, with different meanings which Coetzee believes come from different understandings of Hellenic philosophy. Against this backdrop, Coetzee sets about clearing up some of the misunderstandings.
978-1-4632-0403-7Religion, Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology, Now in Paperback

The Web of Religion and Science
By Hanan Reiner
(Gorgias Studies in Religion 21)

Scholars from various fields of study have long dealt with the relationship between religion and science. This subject has found a particular expression in sociology. Sociologists and other scholars agree that even though religion and science can be seen as separate from each other, there are several commonalities between the two. The common ground between Bellah, Giddens, and Habermas – the meaningful position the Subject has/should have in constructing the social reality – brings to light a transition in the sociological theoretical arena, if we take into account the different theoretical roots of each scholar – Functionalism (Bellah), Positivism (Giddens), and Neo-Kantian (Habermas).
978-1-4632-0398-6Religion, Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Studies in Religion (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Central Sanctuary and Centralization of Worship in Ancient Israel
By Pekka Pitkänen
(Gorgias Near Eastern Studies 6)

This book provides the first major reinvestigation and reinterpretation of the history of centralization of worship in ancient Israel since de Wette and Wellhausen in the nineteenth century. Old Testament scholarship has thus far relied on the consensus that the book of Deuteronomy is the product of late monarchic Judah (7th century BC). Pitkanen places the biblical material in its archaeological and ancient Near Eastern context and pays special attention to rhetorical analysis. The author suggests that the book of Joshua, as well as its sources (such as Deuteronomy) may have originated as early as before the disaster of Aphek and the rejection of Shiloh.
978-1-4632-0368-9Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Near Eastern Studies (1935-6870), Hebrew & Judaica, Now in Paperback

The Seven Messages of Revelation and Vassal Treaties
By David E. Graves
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 41)

This book argues that the genre of the seven messages in Revelation 2–3 is a hybrid prophetic oracle. This oracle is influenced by the Old Testament covenantal elements functioning as a set of lawsuit exhortations. Graves defends this by demonstrating the influence of the Ancient Near Eastern vassal treaty structure in the seven messages. Written in a readable format this work is both an excellent introduction to the book of Revelation as well as a fitting work for the apocalyptic specialist.
978-1-4632-0378-8Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Now in Paperback

Barhebraeus: An Arabic Treatise on the Soul
Edited with an Introduction by Ignatius Aphram I Barsoum
(Analecta Gorgiana 580)

Here Syrian Orthodox Patriarch and scholar Ignatius Aphrem I Barsoum (1887-1957) presents an annotated edition, with introduction, of one of the Arabic treatises on the soul by Barhebraeus.
978-1-61719-539-6Arabic & Islamic Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Philosophy & Theology

The Origins of the Islamic State
Volume 1: By Philip Khûri Hitti & Francis Clark Murgotten; Volume 2: By Abu-l 'Abbas Ahmad ibn-jabir Al-Baladhuri
(Kiraz Chronicles Archive 23-24)

This set is one of the most reliable sources on the beginnings of Islamic statehood. It covers the wars of Prophet Muhammad, the ridda wars, the conquests of Syria, Armenia, Egypt, Morocco, and the occupation of Iraq and Persia. The set also covers the spread of Islam into the outer-lying areas of the Middle East.
978-1-59333-763-6Religion, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Kiraz Chronicles Archive (1935-6919)

al-Machriq
Volume 1 (1898)–Indices II (1951-1970): Founded by Louis Cheiko; (1944-46):

al-Machriq was an Arabic-French periodical focused on Eastern Christian and Islamic topics in the Arab world. This Gorgias reprint will make widely available a rare resource for scholars of Eastern Christianity, Islam, and modern Arabic thought.
978-1-61719-943-1Eastern Christianity, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Journals

The Martyrdom and History of Blessed Simeon bar Sabba'e
By Kyle Richard Smith
(Persian Martyr Acts in Syriac: Text and Translation 3)

The Martyrdom, and the later History, of Simeon bar Sabba’e narrate the death of the bishop of Seleucia-Ctesiphon who was killed around the year 340 C.E. at the beginning of King Shapur II’s “Great Persecution” of Christians in Sasanian Persia.
978-1-4632-0245-3Syriac, Patristics, Persian Martyr Acts in Syriac: Text and Translation (1941-871X)

S. Ephraem Syri Commentarii in Epistolas D. Pauli

(Kiraz Commentaries Archive 16)

Presented here are commentaries on the Letters of Saint Paul, translated into Latin from the Armenian version.
978-1-61143-296-1Syriac, Kiraz Commentaries Archive (1935-4398), Philosophy & Theology, Armenian Studies

The Scholia of Barhebraeus on the Gospel of Matthew
Edited by J. Spanuth
(Analecta Gorgiana 651)

This volume contains the Syriac text of Barhebraeus’ critical and doctrinal commentary on the Gospel of Matthew from his work known as the Storehouse of Mysteries.
978-1-61719-600-3Syriac, Biblical Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)

An English-Armenian Dictionary
By Paschal Archer; With the Assistance of John Brand
(Kiraz Historical Dictionaries Archive 31)

An English-Armenian dictionary, from the Mekhitaristican Society of the Armenian Catholic Church; the volume is equipped with English grammar, and a list of Armenian equivalents of English proper names.
978-1-61143-373-9Linguistics, Kiraz Historical Dictionaries Archive (1935-3189), Armenian Studies

Gorgias Concise Syriac-English Dictionary
Volume 1–Volume 2: By Sebastian P. Brock & George A. Kiraz

This is the first two-way dictionary for Syriac and English. The Syriac-English volume/section provides a handy and practical tool for reading Classical Syriac texts and the English-Syriac also includes many words which are current in Modern Literary Syriac/Ktobonoyo.
978-1-4632-0224-8Syriac, Reference

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography IV
Edited by Kristian S. Heal & Alison G. Salvesen
(Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics 5)

The fourth published colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP), presenting papers from an international team of authors working to develop contemporary, interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics and lexicography.
978-1-61143-933-5Religion, Linguistics, Syriac, Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics (1935-6900)
 

  
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