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Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam
By Patricia Crone
(Gorgias Islamic Studies 6)

Patricia Crone reassesses one of the most widely accepted dogmas in contemporary accounts of the beginnings of Islam: the supposition that Mecca was a trading center. In addition, she seeks to elucidate sources on which we should reconstruct our picture of the birth of the new religion in Arabia.
978-1-59333-102-3Syriac, Arabic & Islamic Studies, History, Middle East, Gorgias Islamic Studies

An East Syrian Manuscript of the Syriac 'Masora' Dated to 899 CE
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. In Volume 1, Gorgias Press has published a facsimile reproduction of this unique ‘masoretic’ manuscript. This volume (Volume 2) includes an introduction and comprehensive lists of all scriptural sample texts and marginal notes in this compilation.
978-1-4632-0391-7Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Biblical Studies, Manuscript Studies

Common Grounds without Foundations
By David Kratz Mathies
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 15)

An alternative, fallibilist model of moral reasoning rooted in the American Pragmatic tradition. Additional resources drawn from Chinese philosophy, Jain epistemology, modern philosophy of mathematics, and the Gadamerian hermeneutical tradition serve both to corroborate the argumentation and to provide examples of continuities in reasoning that cross the boundaries of disparate traditions.
978-1-60724-042-6Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020)

Gorgias Concise Syriac-English, English-Syriac Dictionary
By Sebastian P. Brock & George A. Kiraz
(Gorgias Handbooks )

As the first two-way Syriac-English/English-Syriac dictionary, the Concise Dictionary is both a convenient academic resource and a door into the world of Modern Literary Syriac. With 13,000 entries drawn from the major existing works, the Syriac-English section is a practical tool for all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts, while the English-Syriac entries open up new opportunities for scholars to compose their own texts and to participate in modern Syriac usage.
978-1-4632-0224-8Syriac, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Reference

Samuel 1 & 2 According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
Samuel: English Translation by Donald M. Walter & Gillian Greenberg; 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.
978-1-4632-0423-5Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob

Soteriology as Motivation in the Apocalypse of John
By Alexander E. Stewart
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 61)

This monograph employs Toulmin’s model of argumentation analysis to examine how the Apocalypse of John motivates its hearers to respond to John’s prophetic apocalyptic exhortation. John’s visions of salvation and judgment provide the positive and negative grounds for motivational argumentation.
978-1-4632-0419-8Religion, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870), Philosophy & Theology

Bar Hebraeus
By Dioskoros Gozarto; Edited with an Introduction by Julius Yeshu Çiçek
(Bar Ebroyo Kloster Publications 41)

The present volume includes a poetic bibliographic narrative about Gregory Bar Hebraeus, the thirteenth century Syriac author whose various works are among the most important of the later Syriac tradition.
978-1-61143-235-0Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Bar Ebroyo Kloster Publications,

Neo-Aramaic and its Linguistic Context
Edited by Geoffrey Khan & Lidia Napiorkowska
(Gorgias Neo-Aramaic Studies 14)

This volume contains papers on the Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects and the languages in contact with them. The papers make important contributions to the documentation of the dialects and to the understanding of their development in the context of non-Semitic contact languages.
978-1-4632-0410-5Linguistics, Neo-Aramaic, Gorgias Neo-Aramaic Studies (1935-4428), Assyrian Studies, Modern

Humanist Comic Elements in Aristophanes and the Old Testament
By Benjamin M. Lazarus
(Biblical Intersections 15)

Lazarus compares and discusses comic elements used for didactic purposes in two separate literary traditions: Old Testament narrative and Aristophanic Comedies. Given that humour relies on taking people's ideas of what is normal and making them incongruous, this volume examines these very different texts to see how they use that comic incongruity to help define what it means to be human within the hierarchy of the universe.
978-1-4632-0243-9Biblical Intersections (1943-9377)

The Syriac Writers of Qatar in the Seventh Century
Edited by Mario Kozah, Abdulrahim Abu-Husayn, Saif Shaheen Al-Murikhi & Haya Al Thani
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 38)

The Syriac writers of Qatar themselves produced some of the best and most sophisticated writing to be found in all Syriac literature of the seventh century, but they have not received the scholarly attention that they deserve in the last half century. This volume seeks to redress this underdevelopment by setting the standard for further research in the sub-field of Beth Qatraye studies.
978-1-4632-0524-9Eastern Christianity, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Manuscript Studies, Ascetical & Monastic, Archaeology

A Recently-Discovered Nabataean Sanctuary, Possibly Devoted to the Sun-God
By Laïla Nehme
(Analecta Gorgiana 1005)

This article presents, in provisional form, a recently discovered and excavated Nabataean sanctuary devoted to the cult of the sun-god in Madâ’in Sâlih, ancient Hegra.
978-1-61719-830-4Ancient Near East, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), , Archaeology

An Overview of the Canons for the Syriac Clergy of Mosul and its Dependencies

(Analecta Gorgiana 681)

This short volume, originally printed at the Dominican Press in Mosul, is an Arabic collection of 173 canons and served as a convenient guide for Catholic priests in Mosul and the surrounding areas.
978-1-61719-632-4Eastern Christianity, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)

My Tour in the Parishes of the Syrian Church in Syria and Lebanon
By Abrohom Nuro
(Abrohom Nuro Library 4)

A record of the author’s investigation concerning the situation of the Syriac-speaking churches during the 1960s. The author provides statistics about parishes, schools, organizations, and cultural activities. The book lists most of the educational institutions with hundreds of photographs, as well as biographies and photos of Syriac writers and Orientalists specializing in Syriac studies.
978-1-60724-685-5Syriac, Reference, Abrohom Nuro Library

An Essay on Engagement and Marriage Contracts according to the Canons of the Roman Church and the Eastern Rites
By Joseph David
(Analecta Gorgiana 680)

Clemens Joseph David (1829-1890) here studies the practices and laws of engagement and marriage among Syriac Catholics with an eye to Roman Canon Law on these aspects.
978-1-61719-631-7Eastern Christianity, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)

The Martyrs of Mount Ber'ain
Edited and Translated by Sebastian P. Brock; Introduction by Paul C. Dilley
(Persian Martyr Acts in Syriac: Text and Translation 4)

The Martyrs of Mount Ber’ain is the poignant tale of three noble Iranian siblings who are martyred under Shapur II. Composed in the seventh century, it demonstrates enduring concerns of Christian self-definition in Iran, especially with respect to the Zoroastrian priesthood.
978-1-4632-0421-1Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Byzantium, Persian Martyr Acts in Syriac: Text and Translation (1941-871X)

The Syriac Writers of Qatar in the Seventh Century
Edited by Mario Kozah, Abdulrahim Abu-Husayn, Saif Shaheen Al-Murikhi & Haya Al Thani
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 38)

The Syriac writers of Qatar themselves produced some of the best and most sophisticated writing to be found in all Syriac literature of the seventh century, but they have not received the scholarly attention that they deserve in the last half century. This volume seeks to redress this underdevelopment by setting the standard for further research in the sub-field of Beth Qatraye studies.
978-1-4632-0355-9Eastern Christianity, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Manuscript Studies, Ascetical & Monastic, Archaeology

Zum Feuerkultus bei den Mongolen
By N. N. Poppe
(Analecta Gorgiana 951)

The fire cult of the Mongols, the names and images of the fire-god, the origins of the cult in Buddhism, its mythic connections, and its festivals.
978-1-61143-859-8Religion, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), , Central Asian Studies

The Martyrdom and History of Blessed Simeon bar Sabba'e
By Kyle 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)

The Book of Acts According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
Acts: English Translation by Robert A. Kitchen; 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.
978-1-61143-932-8Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob

Snakes in Petra
By Robert Wenning
(Analecta Gorgiana 1003)

This article provides some new information about the role of snakes in relation to Nabataean religion, presenting a small group of unknown snake monuments from Petra.
978-1-61719-833-5Ancient Near East, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), , Archaeology

Remarks on Ancient North Arabian Inscriptions from the Region of Tayma’
By Hani Hayajneh
(Analecta Gorgiana 1002)

This article examines Ancient North Arabian inscriptions and their various epigraphic types found in the region of Tayma'.
978-1-61719-827-4Ancient Near East, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Middle East,

The Sleeper's Dream
By Jeffrey B. Pettis
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 17)

This analysis probes into the nature and use of bodily healing and dreams in antiquity, examining literary and archaeological evidence in order to gain a sense of how the Greco-Roman world understood each through the Asclepius cult, and to understand references to bodily healings and dreams by early Christian cults and groups.
978-1-4632-0256-9Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

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)

"As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah …": The Tell en-Nasbeh Excavations after 85 Years
Edited by Jeffrey R. Zorn & Aaron J. Brody
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 9)

Collected essays on aspects of daily life at the Israelite site of Tell en-Nasbeh (biblical Mizpah of Benjamin). These include: trade and economy, death and burial, metals, cooking, water management, curation of the site’s materials, and a site bibliography.
978-1-4632-0416-7Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East

A Smyrneika Lexicon
Second Edition: By George Galdies, Alessandro Baltazzi & George Poulimenos

A lexicon of Smyrneika, the Greek dialect that functioned as a lingua franca amongst the Levantine merchant communities of the Mediterranean. Rediscovering Turkey’s Ottoman past, including lost minority cultures… a study by three amateur lexicographers. The vocabulary is followed by a collection of proverbs and a series of dialogues illustrating the language and customs … “ Peter Mackridge www.oxford.academia.edu/PeterMackridge

Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 14
Volume 14 2014: Edited by Amir Harrak
(Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 14)

A refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies. Volume 14 includes articles by Aaron Butts, Istvan Perczel, Emanuela Braida, Hikmat Bashir al-Aswad, and Nasir al-Ka'bi.
978-1-4632-0469-3Syriac, Journals, Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies (1499-6367)

Revelation According to the Syriac Version with English Translation
Revelation: English Translation by Jerome Alan Lund; 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. Although the book of Revelation is not part of the Peshitta, it was translated into Syriac at a later date and added to the Harqlean version.
978-1-4632-0413-6Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob

The Gospel of John According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
English Translation by Jeff W. Childers & James Prather; 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 John, 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.
978-1-4632-0412-9Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob

Syrians and the Others
Edited by Basil Lourié & Nikolai N. Seleznyov
(Scrinium: Revue de patrologie, d’hagiographie critique et d’histoire ecclésiastique 10)

The volume contains the first editions of a number of works of Syrian authors and a publication of Coptic liturgical texts. It also includes a discussion of the letters of Nicetas Stethatos available only in Georgian and other patristic/hagiographical topics.
978-1-4632-0424-2Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Church History, Scrinium: Revue de patrologie, d’hagiographie critique et d’histoire ecclésiastique (1817-7530)

Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures IX
Edited by Ehud Ben Zvi & Christophe Nihan
(Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts 22)

This volume incorporates all the articles and reviews published in volume 12 (2012) of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
978-1-4632-0420-4Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts (1935-6897)

The Life and Works of Severus of Antioch in the Coptic and Copto-Arabic Tradition
By Youhanna Youssef
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 28)

Severus of Antioch is by far the most prolific and well known theologian of the non-Chalcedonian churches. Although his life and writings came to our knowledge in Syriac, gaining him the title “Crown of the Syriac Literature,” many texts relating to his life and works survived in the Coptic and Copto-Arabic tradition, as well as a number of other texts that were traditionally attributed to him. This book provides an analysis of these texts as well as a discussion of the veneration of Severus of Antioch in the Coptic Church.
978-1-61719-738-3Patristics, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Coptic & Egyptian Studies

Pronunciation is in the Brain, not in the Mouth
By Edward Y. Odisho

This book investigates the cognitive roots of pronunciation in children and adults and the emergence of accent with adults when learning a second language (L2). Subsequently, any teaching of L2 pronunciation to adults should be premised on a multisensory and multicognitive approach covering a wide selection of teaching and learning strategies consistent with the cognitive roots.

"I will be King over you!"
By Terry R. Clark
(Gorgias Biblical Studies 59)

This book examines various rhetorical ways in which the motif of Yahweh’s Kingship functions in the Book of Ezekiel and explores what these arguments contribute to our understanding of the prophetic book as a whole.
978-1-4632-0286-6Religion, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Biblical Studies (1935-6870)

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). Pitkänen 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

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.
978-1-4632-0418-1Travel & Missionary, Gorgias Ottoman Travelers (1946-2212), Ottoman & Turkish Studies

Early Readers, Scholars and Editors of the New Testament
Edited by H. A. G. Houghton
(Texts and Studies 11)

A collection of ten original papers on the New Testament text, first presented in 2013, which reflect the diversity of current research. Examples of ancient engagement with the Bible include Origen, Eusebius of Caesarea and Augustine along with early translations.
978-1-4632-0411-2Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927), Church History, Manuscript Studies

Jacob of Sarug’s Homilies on Jesus' Temptation
Fascicle 33: Edited and Translated by Adam Carter McCollum
(Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 38)

This volume presents, with introduction and annotations, two metrical homilies (Bedjan nos. 82, 126) of Jacob of Sarug in which he reflects on the Temptation of Jesus as combat between Satan and Jesus, the latter emerging as the humble victor.
978-1-4632-0285-9Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Patristics, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846)

Who is afraid of the rhetor?
By Yosef Z. Liebersohn
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 16)

This book concentrates on the conversation between Socrates and Gorgias which takes place in the first part of Plato's Gorgias. Scholars have tended to concentrate on the following two conversations held by Socrates with Polus and, especially, with Callicles. This first, relatively short, conversation is usually taken to be a kind of preface coming before Plato's 'real' philosophy. The present study challenges this assumption, arguing that the conversation between Socrates and Gorgias actually anticipates the message of the whole dialogue, which concerns the essence of rhetoric and its implications.
978-1-4632-0258-3Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

Sancti Ephraem Syri
Volume 1–Volume 4: Edited and Translated by Thomas Josephus Lamy
(Syriac Studies Library 208)

Volume 1 of Thomas J. Levy’s collection of the works of Ephrem the Syrian, including the Syriac text and Latin translation.
978-1-61143-587-0Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Patristics, Syriac Studies Library

A Selection from the Syriac Julian Romance
Edited by Richard J. H. Gottheil
(Syriac Studies Library 191)

Selections from the Syriac romance about the evils of Julian the Apostate, made into a reading for students with complete glossary.
978-1-61143-333-3Syriac, Syriac Studies Library,

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)

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

"Epistolarity" in the First Book of Horace's Epistles
By Anna de Pretis
(Gorgias Studies in Classics 5)

De Pretis’s book focuses on the epistolary features of Horace’s First Book of Epistles, reading them from points of view related to the epistolary form: the weight of the addressee; the dialogue between literary genres; the poet's self-representation; temporality; and the power of the author. These issues also pertain to literature as such, since all literature can be regarded, to a certain degree, as "epistolary." But the extent and consistency with which the Epistles explore epistolary aspects, can only be explained in terms of their generic affiliation.
978-1-4632-0393-1Gorgias Studies in Classics (1935-6870)

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

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 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)

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

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

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

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Orthodox Monasticism Past and Present
Edited by John A. McGuckin
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 22)

Studies in Eastern Orthodox monastic life and culture. Part 1 is devoted to New Testament, Patristic, and Byzantine foundations of eastern monastic theory, and Part 2 is comprised of contemporary reflections on Orthodox monastic life.
978-1-4632-0530-0Religion, Eastern Christianity, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Spirituality, Ascetical & Monastic

Leviticus According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation
Leviticus: English Translation by James D. Moore; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz & Joseph Bali
(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.
978-1-4632-0468-6Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob

The Syriac Dot
By George A. Kiraz

The dot is used for everything in Syriac from tense to gender, number, and pronunciation, and unsurprisingly represents one of the biggest obstacles to learning the language. Using inscriptions, early grammars, and experiments with modern scribes, Dr. Kiraz peels back the evolution of the dot layer by layer to explain each of its uses in detail and to show how it adopted the wide range of uses it has today.
978-1-4632-0425-9Linguistics, Syriac, Manuscript Studies

Histoire des Mongols
Volume 1–Volume 4: By Constantin Mouradgea d' Ohsson
(Kiraz Chronicles Archive 1004)

This four-volume set narrates the history of the Mongols by a Swedish diplomat of Armenian descent.
978-1-61143-280-0Eastern Christianity, Kiraz Chronicles Archive (1935-6919), Armenian Studies,

Verzeichnis der Schriften von Carl Brockelmann
Edited by Otto Spies
(Syriac Studies Library 242)

In the present work, Otto Spies provides a complete bibliography of the works of Carl Brockelmann organized by year of publication.
978-1-61143-629-7Eastern Christianity, Syriac Studies Library,

Narrative of Facts, characterizing the supernatural manifestations in members of Mr. Irving’s congregation, and other individuals in England and Scotland; and formerly in the writer himself.
By Matthew Boyd Hope
(Analecta Gorgiana 815)

The article reviews a pamphlet by a supposed prophet. The pamphlet tells of the prophet’s development and his trials. He struggles to know if the prophecy is God’s or Satan’s. The reviewer says the believers are delusional.
978-1-61143-193-3Religion, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), European Studies,

Les Yézidis
By Thomas Bois
(Analecta Gorgiana 1001)

In this al-Machriq article published in 1961, Thomas Bois examines the origins of the religious beliefs of the Yezidis in the context of Zoroastrianism, Kurdish paganism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. A second part, included in this publication, discusses contemporary life and organization in Yezidi society.
978-1-4632-0506-5Religion, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)

Volume 1 (1898)–(1944-46): Founded by Louis Cheiko

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 Origins of the Islamic State
Volume 1–Volume 2: By Philip Khûri Hitti & Francis Clark Murgotten
(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)

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