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

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

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

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

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

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

Bardaisan of Edessa
Introduction by Jan Willem Drijvers; By H.J.W. Drijvers
(Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 36)

In this volume, a reprint of his 1966 monograph, H. J. W. Drijvers investigates the life and teachings of Bardaisan of Edessa, determining his place in the religious and cultural life of Edessa in the second half of the second century of the common era.
978-1-4632-0188-3Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Ascetical & Monastic, Early Christianity Sale

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

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

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

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

Reflections on Lexicography
Edited by Richard A. Taylor & Craig E. Morrison
(Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages 4)

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

Lexicon Linguae Aethiopicae
By August Dillmann; Contribution by Werner Munzinger

Ethiopic-Latin dictionary, with an appendix on Tigrean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scribal Wit
By David Marcus
(Texts and Studies 10)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Although scholars have often made inferences about the Greek texts that lay behind the Old Syriac and Peshitta versions of the Gospels, very few have ever attempted to formulate systematic rules for such inferences. This volume investigates a wide range of textual phenomena and formulates clear and simple rules for the use of Syriac texts as witnesses to the underlying Greek. It becomes possible to uncover errors that have accumulated during the evolution of the Greek New Testament textual apparatus. Williams argues these errors generally stem from the unjustified use of Syriac witnesses.
978-1-59333-096-5Texts and Studies (1935-6927)

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

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

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

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

A Short Introduction to the Tiberian Masoretic Bible and its Reading Tradition
Second Edition: By Geoffrey Khan
(Gorgias Handbooks )

This book is intended to provide a quick introductory overview of the Tiberian Masoretic tradition of the Hebrew Bible and its background. It was this tradition that produced the great Masoretic codices of the Middle Ages, which form the basis of modern printed editions of the Hebrew Bible. Particular prominence is given to the multi-layered nature of the Masoretic tradition. The volume contains a section describing the Tiberian reading tradition, which is essential for a correct understanding of the vocalization system.
978-1-4632-0246-0Biblical Studies, Gorgias Handbooks (1935-6838), Hebrew & Judaica, Medieval Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This monograph explores Marcus Tullius Cicero's awareness and interpretation of contemporary political events as reflected in his private correspondence during the last years of both the Roman republic and his own life. Cicero's correspondence gives a detailed view of current political events in Rome and constitutes, together with Caesar's writings, our major contemporary evidence for the circumstances of the civil war of 49 BC. The theoretical input of Cicero's predecessors, their perceptions of constitutional development (in particular of Roman politics) as well as Cicero's perception of their political theories are scrutinized to determine the extent of Cicero's awareness of a larger pattern of political events.
978-1-59333-094-1Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An extensive account of the life and works of Barhebraeus based on the latest research. It includes an appendix containing a comprehensive list of bibliographical references and manuscripts relating to Barhebraeus.
978-1-59333-148-1Eastern Christianity, Patristics, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Church History, Ascetical & Monastic, Early Christianity Sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Dreams and Visions of Aelius Aristides
By John Stephens
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 10)

An analysis of the religious experiences of the Greco-Roman sophist, Aelius Aristides. As a member of the cult of Asclepius, Aristides recorded his nocturnal dreams, waking visions and spiritual healings in a diary entitled the Sacred Tales. A study of this diary sheds light on the spiritual environment of the Roman world in the first and second century CE.
978-1-4632-0232-3Religion, 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.
978-1-61143-867-3Religion, Syriac, Biblical Studies, Texts and Studies (1935-6927), Manuscript Studies

Re-Presenting Texts
Edited by W. David Nelson & Rivka Ulmer
(Judaism in Context 16)

This is the fifth issue of Proceedings of the Midrash Section at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature published in this series, and contains six papers on Jewish and Black biblical hermeneutics with regard to Rabbinic Midrash.
978-1-61143-924-3Religion, 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.
978-1-4632-0231-6Religion, Biblical Studies, Women's Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Biblical Intersections (1943-9377)

An Arabic Version of the Epistle of Dionysius the Areopagite to Timothy
By W. Scott Watson
(Analecta Gorgiana 919)

The letter that claims to be addressed by Dionysius the Areopagite to Timothy upon the martyrdom of Peter and Paul is not included among the epistles. It was composed originally in Greek, but it is exhibited in Arabic.
978-1-61143-530-6Religion, 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.
978-1-59333-120-7Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

Histoire de la Siounie
Volume 1–Volume 2: By Stephen Orbelian; Translation and Introduction by Marie-Félicité Brosset
(Kiraz Chronicles Archive 37)

The history of the Armenian province of Syunik is related here by its thirteenth-century bishop, a member of the local family of princes; it includes an extensive introduction by the translator, and an archaeological survey.
978-1-61143-093-6Eastern Christianity, Kiraz Chronicles Archive (1935-6919), Church History, Armenian Studies

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.
978-1-4632-0086-2Religion, Biblical Studies, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology

Elements of Cultural Continuity in Modern German Literature
By Ramona Simut
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 3)

Providing an analysis of the most important works of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Thomas Mann based on the methodology of comparative literature, this book attempts to determine the elements which reflect a common line of thought in their writings, as well as investigating how these cultural themes reflect their perspective on life and the world, the German spirit and nationality, art and music, politics and society.
978-1-61143-966-3Religion, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology

Jonathan Edwards’ Social Augustinian Trinitarianism in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
By Steven M. Studebaker
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 2)

The Trinity played a significant role in Jonathan Edwards’ theology. But what was the nature of his trinitarian theology? A common view among Edwards scholars is that he embraced the dialectical psychological and social models of the Trinity. This study suggests that Edwards consistently used one model of the Trinity—the Augustinian mutual love model. Edwards uses the mutual love model to portray the loving relationships among the divine persons and in doing so stands in continuity with other early-Enlightenment apologists for traditional trinitarianism.
978-1-59333-846-6Religion, Church History, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Philosophy & Theology, American Christianity

The Coming of the Impassible God: Tracing a Dilemma in Christian Theology
By Joseph M. Hallman
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 1)

This book describes the development of the Christian understanding of God from the second to the eighth century as witnessed by major theologians who gradually realized that the Incarnate Word made flesh was not the God of the philosophers. They helped construct the great dogmas of the Christological councils. Beginning with the Apologists and ending with Maximus Confessor, the theological tradition overcame the notion of impassible deity in favor of the humble God of Christian faith, the Word made flesh.
978-1-59333-792-6Religion, 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.
978-1-59333-394-2Arabic & 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.
978-1-59333-325-6Linguistics, 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.
978-1-61143-943-4Biblical 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.
978-1-4632-0234-7Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

Terms for Eternity: Aiônios and Aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts
By Ilaria L. E. Ramelli & David Konstan
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 9)

What is truly timeless? This book explores two ancient Greek terms for eternity, aiônios and aïdios. It traces these terms from their earliest occurrence in Pre-Socratic philosophy and Plato and through their interaction with Jewish thought and down into the patristic fathers, where they play a crucial role in debates over eternal punishment vs. universal salvation.
978-1-61143-970-0Classics, Patristics, Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought (1940-0020), Early Christianity Sale

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.
978-1-4632-0146-3Ancient Near East, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East

The Archaeology of Cult in Middle Bronze Age Canaan
By Jill Katz
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 3)

What was Canaanite religion like during the Middle Bronze Age, at the time of the of the biblical patriarchs? This volume presents a theoretical model for identifying ritual behavior in the archaeological record, providing a test case using the rich material culture and structures that have been unearthed at the biblical city of Gerar (Tel Haror, Israel).
978-1-59333-791-9Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Archaeology, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East

A Comparison of Ancient Near Eastern Law Collections Prior to the First Millennium BC
By Samuel Jackson
(Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East 4)

This book highlights and explains consistent differences in both the framing and content of the various pre-first millennium BC law collections of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Hatti. The differences between collections are placed in the broader background of the worldview and political make-up of the societies and individuals that created them, and their historical context.
978-1-59333-221-1Ancient 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.
978-1-59333-985-2Ancient Near East, Classics, Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East

Concise Teachings of Christianity for Orthodox Families and Schools
By Gregorius Bulus Behnam; Translation and Introduction by Matti Moosa
(Publications of the Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church 11)

Matti Moosa provides an introduction and a translation of Rev. Bulus Behnam’s 1946 work on the basic principles of the Christian faith based on the Holy Scriptures, showing that the Syrian Church considers the Holy Bible its sole authority for salvation.
978-1-4632-0215-6Publications of the Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography V
Edited by Jonathan Loopstra & Michael Sokoloff
(Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics 7)

The fifth 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.
978-1-61719-027-8Religion, Linguistics, Syriac, Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics (1935-6900)

Ordo Missae Syro-Chaldaeo-Malabaricae cum Translatione Latina
Edited and Translated by Aloysius Pareparambil
(Analecta Gorgiana 642)

This volume, with a short preface, contains the Mass for the Syro-Chaldean Malabar Church in fully vocalized east Syriac script with a parallel Latin translation.
978-1-61719-591-4Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Liturgy, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)

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.
978-1-59333-979-1Religion, 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.
978-1-59333-781-0Religion, 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.
978-1-60724-046-4Religion, 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.
978-1-61143-421-7Ancient 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.
978-1-61143-488-0Religion, Syriac, Literature, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

The Portrayal and Role of Anger in the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus
By Barbara Sidwell
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 6)

Ammianus’ treatment of the emotion of anger reveals as much, if not more, about his education, values, beliefs, personality, than it does about the people he writes about. This research contributes to a greater depth of understanding of the role of the key emotion of anger within the individual and collective lives of the characters as portrayed by Ammianus Marcellinus and how he uses them to influence the reader and colour his narrative.
978-1-60724-128-7Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

Hearsay, History, and Heresy
Edited with an Introduction by Randall Howarth
(Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity 4)

A collection of articles by Richard E. Mitchell presenting all the major historiographical problems scholars encounter in reconstructing the early Republic. Mitchell was one of the first scholars to question the practice of taking the broad outlines of the accounts handed down by Roman historians (writing hundreds of years later) at face value in writing modern accounts of the period.
978-1-59333-642-4Classics, 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.
978-1-59333-373-7Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

God and Man in History
By Corneliu C. Simut
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 7)

Ferdinand Christian Baur’s thought about religion focuses on the idea of Gnosis in close connection with the notion of history, but rather than favor a traditional approach, he prefers a different path: a “new” understanding of religion which draws quite heavily on Hegel’s philosophy, promoting the idea that history is the realm where God and man exist and work together.
978-1-4632-0228-6Religion, 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.
978-1-4632-0227-9Arabic & Islamic Studies, Middle East, Central Asian Studies, Anthropology

Coptic Loanwords of Egyptian Arabic in Comparison with the Parallel Case of Romance Loanwords in Andalusi Arabic, with the True Egyptian Etymon of Al-Andalus
By Federico Corriente

An extract from Collectanea Christiana Orientalia (2008)
978-1-4632-0027-5Eastern 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.
978-1-61143-894-9Religion, Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Biblical Intersections (1943-9377)

By Elijah Levita; Translated by Paulus Fagius

This work is a collection of 712 obscure Hebrew and Aramaic words from the Talmud and Mishnah, compiled by Renaissance scholar Paul Fagius.
978-1-61143-294-7Linguistics, 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.
978-1-61143-487-3Classics, Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

Iglesias en tierra de Islam: La Mas’alat al-kana’is de Ibn Taymiyya
By Diego R. Sarrió Cucarella

An extract from Collectanea Christiana Orientalia (2008)
978-1-4632-0020-6Eastern Christianity, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),

Les lectionnaires de l’ancienne liturgie de Jérusalem
By Sebastià Janeras

An extract from Collectanea Christiana Orientalia (2005)
978-1-61143-998-4Eastern Christianity, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854),

The Roman Empire during the Severan Dynasty
New Series 6-8, 2007-2009 [2013]: Guest Editor Eric C. De Sena
(American Journal of Ancient History Volumes 6-8)

This volume contains 20 peer-reviewed papers highlighting historical, social and cultural episodes, conditions, and trends of the Empire during the reign of Septimius Severus, the last great emperor to lead the Romans prior to the third century crisis.
978-1-59333-838-1Classics, American Journal of Ancient History (0362-8914)

Patrologia Pacifica Tertia
Edited by Pauline Allen, Vladimir Baranov & Basil Lourié
(Scrinium: Revue de patrologie, d’hagiographie critique et d’histoire ecclésiastique 9)

This volume collects selected papers from the seventh annual conference of the Asia-Pacific Early Christian Studies Society (APECSS), held in Seoul, Korea on 5–7th July 2012, on the theme "Preaching and Ministry in Early Christianity".
978-1-61143-919-9Scrinium: 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.
978-1-61143-969-4Women's Studies, Byzantium, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Ascetical & Monastic, Medieval Studies, Early Christianity Sale

Late Antique Motifs in Yezidi Oral Tradition
By Eszter Spät
(Perspectives on Philosophy and Religious Thought 8)

The Yezidis are a Kurdish-speaking religious minority who practice a highly syncretistic religion based exclusively on oral tradition. Their myths and motifs, besides showing the influence of both Sufism and a pre-Zoroastrian Western Iranian mythology, are related to the religious movements of Late Antiquity, and reveal the vestiges of a common cultural substratum once shared by the people of the region.
978-1-60724-998-6Religion, 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.
978-1-59333-975-3Religion, 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.
978-1-59333-844-2Religion, Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Liturgy, Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies (1539-1507), Early Christianity Sale

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.
978-1-59333-820-6Religion, 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.
978-1-61143-869-7Religion, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies, Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew & Judaica, Biblical Intersections (1943-9377)

In Search of the Seventy "Weeks" of Daniel 9
By George Athas
(Analecta Gorgiana 1077)

Athas challenges the past assumptions by Book of Daniel scholars, especially with regard to the symbolism in Chapter 9. This exegesis provides a theory for chronological interpretation that includes dates for calculating the seventy weeks mentioned in Daniel's vision.
978-1-4632-0124-1Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854)

On the Nestorian Tablet of Se-gan Foo
By Alexander Wylie

This work contains a full description of the Nestorian Stone in English.
978-1-61143-922-9Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), Chinese Studies

Syrisch-Nestorianische Grabinschriften aus Semirjetschie
By Daniel Chwolson
(Kiraz Classic Archaeological Reprints 15)

This pamphlet contains 206 Syriac inscriptions, sorted by date, attesting to the Nestorian presence in Central Asia
978-1-61143-249-7Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Kiraz Classic Archaeological Reprints (1935-4401),

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Partaking of the Holy Mysteries
Fascicle 17: Translation and Introduction by Amir Harrak
(Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 19)

This edition of Mar Jacob of Sarug's (d. 521) homily on Partaking in the Holy Mysteries is one of Jacob’s memre on the sacraments. In this homily, Jacob is shocked that some of his congregants are leaving the service early, before the eucharist has been celebrated. He emphasizes the importance of the liturgical celebrations for a Christian life in a message still applicable today. 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.
978-1-60724-086-0Religion, Eastern Christianity, Syriac, Patristics, Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (1935-6846), Early Christianity Sale

Name ISBN Category

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Biblia Hebraica
Volume 1–Volume 3: Edited by Christian D. Ginsburg

This classic 1894 edition of the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible, edited by Christian D. Ginsburg, includes a careful revision of the biblical text, along with marginal notations and variants.
978-1-61143-062-2Biblical Studies, Hebrew & Judaica, 2. G&C Kiraz imprint series (reprints)

Zum Feuerkultus bei den Mongolen
By N. N. Poppe

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.
978-1-61143-894-9-xxxReligion, Analecta Gorgiana (1935-6854), , Central Asian Studies

Codex Syro-Hexaplaris Ambrosianus
Edited with an Introduction by Antonio Maria Ceriani

Offered here is a facsimile of the manuscript of the Old Testament in the Ambrosian Library in Milan, in the Syriac translation of Origen's Hexapla.
978-1-61143-113-1Syriac, Biblical Studies, Kiraz Manuscript Archive

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