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.
|978-1-59333-610-3||Religion, 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.
|978-1-59333-096-5||Texts 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.
|978-1-59333-098-9||Biblical 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.
|978-1-59333-422-2||Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927)
|978-1-4632-0235-4||L'œuvre des grands savants syriacisants / Scholars of Syriac: Collected Works
|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.
|978-1-61143-891-8||Religion, Syriac, Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927)
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.
|978-1-61143-962-5||Syriac, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507)
|978-1-4632-0244-6||Syriac, Journals, Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies (1499-6367)
|978-1-4632-0241-5||Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob
|978-1-61143-930-4||Syriac, 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.
|978-1-4632-0242-2||Biblical 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.
|978-1-61143-866-6||Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts (1935-6897)
|978-1-61143-914-4||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
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.
|978-1-59333-094-1||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|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.
|978-1-59333-363-8||Biblical 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.
|978-1-59333-344-7||Religion, 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.
|978-1-931956-72-7||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|978-1-59333-148-1||Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Ascetical & Monastic
|978-1-59333-951-7||Ancient Near East, Classics, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|978-1-59333-082-8||Religion, Biblical Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, Tigris Imprint, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020)
|978-1-60724-618-3||Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020)
|978-1-60724-078-5||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|978-1-4632-0232-3||Religion, Classics, Church History, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology, Spirituality
|The East Syriac Psalm Headings|
By HF Van Rooy
(Texts and Studies 8)
The Psalm Headings remain one of the most difficult and puzzling pieces of the Hebrew Bible. The present study looks at how these titles were treated in the East Syriac traditions. This volume gives a history of research and presents a new critical edition based on previously unpublished manuscripts. The Psalm headings in the East Syriac tradition reflect the exegesis of the Antiochene school, especially Diodore of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia. The headings contain a summary of Theodore's exegesis which had an important influence on the work of Syriac interpreters such as Ishodad of Merv and Bar Hebraeus.
|978-1-61143-867-3||Religion, Syriac, Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927), Manuscript Studies
|978-1-61143-924-3||Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism in Context (1935-6978), Hebrew & Judaica
|In the Arms of Biblical Women|
Edited by John T. Greene & Mishael M. Caspi
(Biblical Intersections 13)
The less-discussed character in the Bible is the woman: two talking animals therein have sometimes received more page space. This volume shines the light of close scrutiny in the less-trodden direction and focuses on biblical and allied women, or on the feminine side of Creation. Biblical women are compared to mythical characters from the wider Middle East or from contemporary literature, and feminist/womanist perspectives are discussed alongside traditional and theological perspectives.
|978-1-4632-0231-6||Religion, Biblical Studies, Women's Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Biblical Intersections (1943-9377)
|978-1-61143-530-6||Religion, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),
|The Petra Pool-Complex: A Hellenistic Paradeisos in the Nabataean Capital|
By Leigh-Ann Bedal
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 10)
Excavations in the Lower Market in Petra (Jordan), capital of the ancient kingdom of Nabsataea, uncovered the remnants of a monumental pool-complex at the heart of the ancient city. It played an important role in the socio-political life of Petra during the Nabataean and Roman periods. The mere presence of a paradeidos in Petra symbolized the Nabataean king's power and helped to legitimize his place among contemporary rulers. The paradeisos is an example of a gratuitous display of conspicuous consumption, a symbol of the flourishing status of Petra during its Classical era.
|978-1-59333-120-7||Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|Jesus as New Moses in Matthew 8–9|
By Michael P. Theophilos
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 4)
This volume explores the fascinating narrative structure and thematic elements of Matthew 8–9 which typologically present Jesus as the ‘New-Moses’ leading his people out of eschatlogical exile. This typology is created using imagery of Jesus’ healing diseases which find their antecedent in the Mosaic legal suit of Deut 28–30, and Matthew’s explicit citation of Isa. 53, in which the Servant is predominantly envisioned as a Mosaic figure. The intervening call narratives brings a reconstitution of the twelve tribes. The author concludes by exploring the possible rationale and motivation for Matthew’s typological association of Jesus with Moses.
|978-1-4632-0086-2||Religion, Biblical Studies, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology
|978-1-61143-966-3||Religion, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology
|978-1-59333-846-6||Religion, Church History, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology, American Christianity
|978-1-59333-792-6||Religion, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology
|The History, Poetry, and Genealogy of the Yemen|
By Elise W. Crosby
(Gorgias Islamic Studies 3)
The History, Poetry, and Genealogy of the Yemen is the earliest known history of pre-Islamic Yemen. Attributed to the South Arabian historian ‘Abid b. Sharya al-Jurhumi, it recounts in prose and poetry six saga cycles of ancient personages and events of the Yemen. Here, two sagas, the dispersion of Sam’s descendants from Babel to the Yemen, and the destruction of the tribes of ‘Ad and Thamud, are translated with complete annotation. The tales of Luqman b. ‘Ad and his seven vultures, Sulayman and Bilqis, the Himyarite kings, and Tasm and Jadis are given in full synopses.
|978-1-59333-394-2||Arabic & Islamic Studies, Middle East, Gorgias Islamic Studies
|The New Syriac Primer, 2nd Edition|
By George Anton Kiraz
(Gorgias Handbooks 9)
A truly useful introduction to the Syriac language is a rare find. This practical initiation to the study of this ancient language of the Christian church speaks with clarity and authority. A fruitful integration of scholarly introduction and practical application, this primer is more than a simple grammar or syntactic introduction to the language. Written in a style designed for beginners, Kiraz avoids technical language and strives for a reader-friendly inductive approach. Readings from actual Syriac texts allow the student to experience the language first hand and the basics of the grammar of the language are ably explained. The book comes with downloadable material so that readers may listen to all reading sentences and text passages in the book.
|978-1-59333-325-6||Linguistics, Syriac, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838)
|Codex 2400 and Its Miniatures|
By Harold R. Willoughby
This work contains illustrations of the thirteenth century Byzantine New Testament at the Rockefeller-McCormack collection in Chicago with a full description of its text, provenance, and the artistic and theological significance of the miniatures.
|978-1-61143-943-4||Biblical Studies, Byzantium, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),
|The Small Temple|
By Sara Karz Reid
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 9)
Excavation of the Small Temple of Petra, Jordan has revealed a Roman building likely dedicated to the imperial cult. Constructed in the wake of Roman annexation of Nabataea in 106 CE, the temple would have helped to solidify Roman control. Reid systematically examines the evidence used to support the identification of the Small Temple as an imperial cult building through the discussion of its prominent use of marble, a material with Roman imperial associations and almost entirely monopolized by the bureaucracy of the Roman Empire. The analysis of architectural evidence, as well as the placement of the Small Temple within the city, also support this identification.
|978-1-4632-0234-7||Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|978-1-61143-970-0||Classics, Patristics, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020)
|Facing an Empire|
By Guido Guarducci
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 1)
Recent archaeological discoveries within the Upper Tigris region in Southeastern Turkey offer a unique opportunity to understand the dynamics of the Assyrian Empire borderlands. Within a few years most of the region will be irreversibly submerged, due to the construction of the Ilisu dam, the biggest hydroelectric power plant project in Turkey. It is of paramount importance to understand and record as much data as possible about the local communities and the foreign connections that flowered in this area.
|978-1-4632-0146-3||Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East
|978-1-59333-791-9||Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East
|978-1-59333-221-1||Ancient Near East, Ancient Heritage of Iraq, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East
|Homer and the Bronze Age|
By Peter Karavites
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 2)
Peter Karavites presents a revisionist overview of Homeric scholarship, whose purpose is to bridge the gap between the “positivist” and “negativist” theories dominant in the greater part of the twentieth century. His investigation derives new insights from Homer’s text and solves the age old question of the relationship between Homer and the Mycenaean age.
|978-1-59333-985-2||Ancient Near East, Classics, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East
|978-1-4632-0215-6||Publications of the Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church
|978-1-61719-027-8||Religion, Linguistics, Syriac, Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics (1935-6900)
|Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad|
By Christopher Paul Clohessy
(Gorgias Islamic Studies 4)
The only child of Muhammad to survive him, Fatima was from early times taken up by Shî’a Islam, for whose adherents she is the virgin mother, the heavenly intercessor with untold power before God’s throne, and the grieving mother of al-Husayn, the Shi’a's most important martyr. During her life she was impoverished and weak, neglected, marginalized, and divested of justice: but her reward in heaven comprises incalculable riches, all those in heaven will bow their heads to her, and her company will be the angels and the friends of God. Here, for the first time, her story is told.
|978-1-59333-979-1||Religion, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Women's Studies, Middle East, Gorgias Islamic Studies
|Language and Heresy in Ismaili Thought|
By Jamal Ali
(Gorgias Islamic Studies 2)
The heretofore unpublished Kitab al-Zina, virtually unknown in western scholarship, is a glossary of important Islamic terms by the 9th/10th-century Ismaili polymath Abu Hatim al-Razi. Some lament that Razi’s historical approach to etymology failed to catch on and that had it done so, the face of Arabic dictionary writing might have been altered for the better. His organization of material was uniquely Ismaili as he took pains to synthesize contradictory information into a harmonious whole. This study examines sections of Razi’s work with a view towards his contributions to the field of grammar and linguistics.
|978-1-59333-781-0||Religion, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Gorgias Islamic Studies
|Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur’an|
Edited by Andrew Rippin
(Gorgias Islamic Studies 1)
In recent years, the Qur’an has come to the forefront of scholarly investigations in Islamic studies. However, the traditional interpretation of the book, commonly termed tafsir, remains a vast, virtually untapped field of investigation. Many Muslims tend to ignore the material, seeing it as a storehouse of traditional restraints, and scholars frequently gloss over its importance as a historical record of the Muslim community, not appreciating the depth and breadth of the literature. The essays gathered here expose and explore various aspects of the field of tafsir, and their potential for scholarly research.
|978-1-60724-046-4||Religion, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Philosophy & Theology, Gorgias Islamic Studies
|Archaeologies of Water in the Roman Near East|
By Zena Kamash
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 8)
Water is one of the most benign, and destructive, powers in the lives of all people, in particular in arid areas such as the Near East. This book provides an alternative way of thinking about the Roman Near East by exploring how its inhabitants managed and lived with their water supplies, especially in the wake of the Roman conquest. Through geographical, hydrological, and anthropological perspectives, this study aims to see how water can inform us about the nature of Roman Imperialism, the Roman economy, change and transformation in Late Antiquity.
|978-1-61143-421-7||Ancient Near East, Classics, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|The Sentences of the Syriac Menander|
By David Gregory Monaco
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 7)
The Sentences of the Syriac Menander appears in two Syriac manuscripts in the British Library, a full version in one codex, and a far shorter version, only a small fraction thereof, in another. This book presents a commentary on the text in its complete version focusing on parallels from both Jewish tradition and the Greco-Roman world, showing that the text is not, as it claims, the work of the Greek author Menander, but rather a work of Jewish Wisdom Literature composed in Syriac, possibly in the ancient city of Edessa itself, and preserved within Christian monastic circles.
|978-1-61143-488-0||Religion, Syriac, Literature, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|978-1-60724-128-7||Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|978-1-59333-642-4||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|The Military Consilium in Republican Rome|
By Pamela Delia Johnston
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 5)
The consilium, or advisory council, played an important role in the everyday activities of the Roman magistrate in his role as military commander. This work is an in-depth look at the commander's consilium from its first depicted appearances in the accounts of the legendary period to 31 BC. The concilium adapted to meet changing needs and serves to illustrate how Romans felt about their own society. The role of the commander's consilium can be seen as a pragmatic compromise between the desire for competent leadership and personal ambition on the one hand, and the Romans' ever-present fear of tyrannical behavior on the other.
|978-1-59333-373-7||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|978-1-4632-0228-6||Religion, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology
|Iran as Imagined Nation|
Revised Edition: By Mostafa Vaziri
A critical study of how Iranian nationalism, itself largely influenced by Orientalist scholarship first undertaken by the European Orientalists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, has shaped modern conceptions of Iran and Iranian identity, as well as narratives of Iranian history, leading to the adoption of a broad nationalist construction of identity to suit Iranian political and ideological circumstances. This book argues that such a broad-brushed approach and the term “Iranian” could not have applied to the large multiethnic, multilingual, and multicultural populations in the vast territory of Iran over so many distinct historical periods.
|978-1-4632-0227-9||Arabic & Islamic Studies, Middle East, Central Asian Studies, Anthropology
|978-1-4632-0027-5||Eastern Christianity, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),
|Opening Heaven's Floodgates|
Edited by Jason M. Silverman
(Biblical Intersections 12)
The narrative of Noah’s flood in Genesis draws perennial interest from scholars and the general public. Too often, however, historical and exegetical studies of the text, the story’s reception, and discussion of theological appropriation remain aloof from each other, if not at odds. This volume takes the influential nature of the flood story as an ideal opportunity to bring some of these methods into dialogue.
|978-1-61143-894-9||Religion, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Biblical Intersections (1943-9377)
|978-1-61143-294-7||Linguistics, Hebrew & Judaica, Kiraz Historical Dictionaries Archive (1935-3189),
|The Struggle for Roman Citizenship|
By Seth Kendall
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 2)
Between 91 and 77 BCE a series of wars were fought in Italy which left the Roman commonwealth in shambles and involved efforts on the part of Rome’s non-citizen Italian allies to obtain the rights of Roman citizenship. This is a survey of the allies' quest for citizenship in the Republic, the reasons it was sought, the often violent measures they took to acquire it, and the impact this quest had on the Roman state.
|978-1-61143-487-3||Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
|978-1-4632-0020-6||Eastern Christianity, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),
|978-1-61143-998-4||Eastern Christianity, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),
|978-1-59333-838-1||Classics, American Journal of Ancient History (0362-8914)
|978-1-61143-919-9||Scrinium: Revue de patrologie, d’hagiographie critique et d’histoire ecclésiastique (1817-7530)
|Kassia the Nun in Context|
By Kurt Sherry
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 14)
Kassia the Nun offers a unique glimpse into ninth-century Byzantium in the only woman whose works were included in the corpus of liturgical hymns. This volume explores Kassia’s thought on Christology, on gender, and on monasticism itself. It provides readers with an opportunity to know this woman of remarkable intellect, wit, and piety by drawing primarily on her own words. Kassia’s is one of the only female voices from ninth-century Byzantium and this volume accordingly examines her reflections on gender in the context of her society and concludes that she represents a perspective that might be described as feminist.
|978-1-61143-969-4||Women's Studies, Byzantium, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Ascetical & Monastic, Medieval Studies
|978-1-60724-998-6||Religion, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Anthropology
|The Ethics of Violence in the Story of Aqhat|
By Chloe Sun
(Gorgias Ugaritic Studies 8)
An examination of the ethics of violence in the Ugaritic story of Aqhat using the conventions of characterization and the conflicting points of view. The points of view of the divine characters El, Baal, Anat, Yatpan, are contrasted with the points of view of the human characters, Aqhat, Dan'il and Pughat, in order to bring out the multi-dimensional aspect of Anat's violence.
|978-1-59333-975-3||Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Ugaritic, Gorgias Ugaritic Studies (1935-388X)
|The Holy Spirit in the Syrian Baptismal Tradition|
By Sebastian P. Brock
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 12)
A sensitive and evocative treatment of the role of the Holy Spirit in worship. With a keen awareness of the tradition of Syrian Christianity, Brock begins his exploration with the role of the Holy Spirit in the Syriac Bible. A striking aspect of this tradition is the imagery used for the Spirit, including: compassionate mother, fire, olive oil, as well as the more common image of dove. Brock also summarizes commentaries and other literature on the baptismal rite, touching on Syriac literature and works translated from the Greek.
|978-1-59333-844-2||Religion, Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Liturgy, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507)
|Lesser Deities in the Ugaritic Texts and the Hebrew Bible|
By Sang Youl Cho
(Gorgias Ugaritic Studies 7)
A comparative work on the nature and various roles of the lesser deities, the so-called angels, in the Ugaritic texts and the Hebrew Bible. Sang Youl Cho insists on the necessity for a comparative study between the two religious literatures from Ugarit and ancient Israel. The present study is interested in their membership in the heavenly council, their kinship among the deities, and their roles such as messengers, warriors, mediators, or servants, which have numerous similarities in the Ugaritic texts and the Old Testament.
|978-1-59333-820-6||Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Ugaritic, Gorgias Ugaritic Studies (1935-388X)
|Studies on Magic and Divination in the Biblical World|
Edited by Helen R. Jacobus, Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme & Philippe Guillaume
(Biblical Intersections 11)
A selection of essays on magic and divination in relation to the biblical world, including Mesopotamian demonology, Akkadian literary influences, exorcism, healing, calendars, astrology, bibliomancy, dreams, ritual magic, priestly divination, prophecy, magic in the Christian Apocrypha and the New Testament, magic in rabbinic literature, and Jewish Aramaic magic bowls.
|978-1-61143-869-7||Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew & Judaica, Biblical Intersections (1943-9377)
|978-1-61143-922-9||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Chinese Studies
|978-1-61143-249-7||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Kiraz Classic Archaeological Reprints (1935-4401),
|978-1-60724-086-0||Religion, Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Patristics, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846)
|978-1-61143-895-6||Linguistics, Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages (2165-2600)
|The Ottoman Süryânî from 1908 to 1914|
By Benjamin Trigona-Harany
(Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East 3)
This work explores the misconceptions about the Ottoman Süryânî community of the pre-World War I era, using a critique of the present day historiography as the context for the discussion. The works of three early twentieth century journalists, provide the material for the study. The author contends that this group cannot be considered as Assyrian nationalists, the traditional argument, that they saw the future of the Süryânî people as best secured by the continuation of the Ottoman Empire, in which they sought a greater presence for their community.
|978-1-60724-069-3||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Genocide Studies, Middle East, Assyrian Studies, Modern, Ottoman & Turkish Studies, Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East
|English Grammar Guide for Language Students|
By Peter Burton
(Gorgias Handbooks 27)
Too many incoming students are fluent in English but unable to discuss the language grammatically. Introductory language courses and textbooks often assume a proficiency and familiarity with grammatical terms that is not possessed by the students. This guide delivers an understanding of English grammar starting from simple concepts and presupposing no background or vocabulary. This book is designed as a textbook and a reference for students beginning a New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic or Latin course.
|978-1-61143-864-2||Religion, Linguistics, Biblical Studies, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Hebrew & Judaica
|978-1-4632-0134-0||Biblical Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)
|978-1-4632-0117-3||Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Philosophy & Theology
|978-1-4632-0230-9||Syriac, Biblical Studies, Surath Kthob
|978-1-61143-893-2||Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob
|978-1-61143-892-5||Syriac, Biblical Studies, , Surath Kthob
|978-1-4632-0220-0||Linguistics, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts (1935-6897)
|John the Solitary on the Soul|
Translation and Introduction by Mary T. Hansbury
(Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 32)
In this treatise, John the Solitary (ca. 390) enters into a dialogue with two disciples who have come past the beginning stage of the spiritual life and have brought him their struggle against the passions in the life of the inner person (barnâšâ gawwâyâ). John’s description of the life of the soul is outlined here in a framework of the stages of the spiritual life. Included is his analysis of the passions, showing very little if any Evagrian influence. The Dialogue on the Soul is a difficult text. It is hoped that this Syriac-English presentation will enable others to take the discussion forward. John’s genial thought merits this.
|978-1-60724-044-0||Religion, Syriac, Literature, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846), Philosophy & Theology, Spirituality
|Pragmatic Studies in Judaism|
Edited by Andrew Schumann
(Judaism in Context 14)
This book is the first attempt to apply formal pragmatics to Judaic studies as a discipline under the auspices of cultural studies, reconstructing the pragmatic approach in Judaism and defining some of the pragmatic limits assumed in the Torah. It is a continuation of previous work considering Judaic reasoning from the standpoint of analytic philosophy and logic. The present volume aims to explicate the Judaic pragmatic point of view with an emphasis on logic, political studies, ethics, and speech act theory.
|978-1-4632-0222-4||Religion, Judaism in Context (1935-6978), Hebrew & Judaica, Philosophy & Theology
|978-1-4632-0217-0||Persian Martyr Acts in Syriac: Text and Translation (1941-871X)
|Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Sinful Woman|
Translation and Introduction by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
(Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 33)
This edition of Mar Jacob of Sarug's (d. 521) homily on the sinful woman who anoints Jesus at the banquet – widely identified in the west as Mary Magdalene – focuses on the theme of weeping which Jacob describes as the dominant characteristic of repentence. For him, the sinful woman is the example of true Christian contrition. The volume constitutes a fascicle of The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain the original Syriac text of Jacob's surviving sermons, fully vocalized, alongside an annotated English translation.
|978-1-61719-834-2||Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846)
|978-1-4632-0060-2||Biblical Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),
|The Latest Expansions of the Iliad|
By George Melville Bolling
In this article, George Melville Bolling examines the disagreements among the manuscripts of Homer's Iliad and the papyri. Through a comparison of these he shows that lines have not disappeared, but have rather been added to the manuscript tradition.
|978-1-61143-051-6||Classics, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)
|Queen Esther’s Garden|
By Vera Basch Moreen
This anthology brings to English-language readers the riches of the Judaeo-Persian literary tradition produced by the Jewish community of Iran between the eighth and nineteenth centuries. Most of the translations were prepared specifically for this anthology from unpublished manuscripts. Extensive notes accompany each selection to clarify its meaning in Jewish and Islamic history and legend.
|978-1-4632-0161-6||Literature, Hebrew & Judaica
|978-1-61719-604-1||Eastern Christianity, Liturgy, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)
|978-1-61143-341-8||Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Abrohom Nuro Library,
|The Book of Adam and Eve |
This work narrates the history of the world from Adam to Jesus, presented in an English translation of Ethiopic and Coptic manuscripts. This exclusive translation of rare sources is recommended for readers interested in comparative religion, Oriental Orthodoxy, and biblical studies.
|978-1-61143-830-7||Kiraz Theological Archive (1935-6935), Coptic & Egyptian Studies, Philosophy & Theology, Ethiopic
|The Women of Israel by Grace Aguilar |
By Mayer I. Gruber
(Judaism in Context 15)
For almost a century after it was first published in 1845 Grace Aguilar's Women of Israel was presented as a high school graduation gift and even as a Christmas present to employees. More than 150 years before the current proliferation of books on women in biblical narrative and biblical law, Aguilar offered brilliant and innovative interpretations of abiding value. She took for granted that her readers could read Hebrew and that they, like herself, knew the King James Bible from memory. The extensive introduction and notes will make this new edition once again accessible to laypersons, students, and scholars.
|978-1-61719-626-3||Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism in Context (1935-6978), Women's Studies, Hebrew & Judaica
|Revolt in Palestine in the Eighteenth Century|
By Ahmad Hasan Joudah
(Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East 2)
In the turbulent atmosphere of the eighteenth century when the Ottoman Empire was enfeebled, local leaders far from Istanbul took matters into their own hands. At first, these leaders only regulated local trade and tax collection, but soon, leaders like Shaykh Zahir al-‘Umar — a district tax collector in Palestine— saw opportunities to amass great wealth and power while providing autonomous government and safer roads to their local followers. A gripping and fascinating read, Ahmad Joudah’s biography of Shaykh Zahir is crucial for scholars seeking to contextualize developments in modern Palestinian history within the politics of the late Ottoman Empire.
|978-1-4632-0002-2||Arabic & Islamic Studies, Middle East, Ottoman & Turkish Studies, Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East
|978-1-61719-029-2||Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts (1935-6897)
|A History of the Syrian Community of Grand Rapids, 1890-1945|
By James F. Goode
(Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East 1)
This book provides the first history of the old Syrian community of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1890-1945, focusing on the slow process of ethnic acculturation during which community members developed a hybrid culture. Unlike some Middle Eastern immigrant groups, these Syrians were able to maintain their identity by establishing their own churches, which still exist today. At every opportunity this group is situated within the larger historical context, the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the French Mandate in Syria, the Progressive Movement, the Americanization program of the 1920s, the Great Depression and the two world wars.
|978-1-61719-028-5||Arabic & Islamic Studies, Middle East, Munaqashat: Gorgias Studies in the Modern Middle East
|978-1-61143-114-8||Syriac, Biblical Studies, Kiraz Manuscript Archive
|978-1-61143-000-4||Conflict and Trade (1941-6199), Finance and Economics
|US Diplomatic Failures and the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1947-1967|
By Candace Karp
(Conflict and Trade 4)
The United States’ standing in the Middle East eroded as a result of its policy towards the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1947 to 1967, with Eisenhower’s “immediate deterrence” proving the lone exception. This period was especially critical as it introduced dynamics into the Middle Eastern balance of power that have proved particularly difficult to address. While the responsibility for seeking an end to conflict ultimately lies with the belligerents, the United States bears a heavy historical responsibility for the course of events and must now constitute the driving force behind a peaceful resolution of the dispute.
|978-1-59333-273-0||Arabic & Islamic Studies, Conflict and Trade (1941-6199), Middle East
|Eve: The Unbearable Flaming Fire|
Edited by Mishael M. Caspi & John T. Greene
(Biblical Intersections 10)
This anthology on Eve brings together an international group of scholars to discuss how this character has been interpreted by Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In a time when the history of women is being reassessed, it is natural that women look to the paradigmatic female figure. This treatment of Eve covers her wide range of roles as mother of our race, victim, stooge, wife, companion, independent thinker, and “helper”. A venerated figure by many modern feminists and a denigrated figure by those who blame her for original sin, no reader will leave these pages indifferent to the first woman.
|978-1-4632-0160-9||Religion, Biblical Studies, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Patristics, Hebrew & Judaica, Philosophy & Theology, Biblical Intersections (1943-9377), Spirituality, Medieval Studies
|The Devotion of the Perpetual Rosary|
This volume in Arabic, originally printed at the Dominican Press in Mosul, contains chapters on the origin of Rosary devotion, its benefits, some questions and answers on the Rosary, and the way to recite the Rosary.
|978-1-61719-629-4||Eastern Christianity, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)
|978-1-61719-628-7||Eastern Christianity, Arabic & Islamic Studies, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)
|Biblical Text in Rabbinic Context|
By Isaac Kalimi
This study investigates how the Rabbis handled the Book of Chronicles, highlighting issues including intermarriage. While genealogical lists contain intermarriage in Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah is generally opposed. Ezra did compose some of the lists and intermarriage was acceptable only under certain conditions.
|978-1-4632-0107-4||Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)