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By Michael Sokoloff
 

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Buy this book together with The New Syriac Primer, 2nd Edition by George Kiraz
The second edition of Carl Brockelmann’s Lexicon Syriacum, published in 1928, is a highly reputable Syriac dictionary. However, its Latin language and the ordering of words according to triliteral Semitic roots make its use difficult for most students and scholars. This revised edition by Sokoloff renders meanings in English, arranges words alphabetically, and includes many useful tools on a CD.+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.Save $29.63
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A Syriac Lexicon
By Michael Sokoloff
  

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Title:A Syriac Lexicon
Subtitle:A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann’s Lexicon Syriacum
Availability:In Print
Publisher:Gorgias Press & Eisenbrauns

By Michael Sokoloff
ISBN:978-1-60724-620-6
Availability:In Print
Publication Date:11/2009
Language:English and Syriac
Format:Hardback, Black, 7 x 10 in
Pages:1738
 

The second edition of Carl Brockelmann’s Lexicon Syriacum, published in 1928, is a highly reputable Syriac dictionary. However, its Latin language and the ordering of words according to triliteral Semitic roots make its use difficult for most students and scholars. Moreover, the dictionary was composed in an extremely concise manner, which meant that references were given without citing any of the text. This often makes the glosses impossible even for someone who knows Latin.

In the 81 years that have passed since the book’s publication, there have been great advances in both Aramaic and Semitic studies. Moreover, Syriac studies—especially the publication of the critical texts of classical authors, such as Ephrem—have greatly enhanced our knowledge of Syriac and have made the publication of a new and up-to-date dictionary imperative. However, because a new dictionary project does not yet exist and would take decades to complete, Sokoloff has thoroughly revised Brockelmann’s work.

This new edition gives the meanings in English, rather than Latin, added text citations and expanded the etymology, and includes two new electronic resources (English-Syriac and Text References) for the ease of the reader. An essential tool for anyone working in Syriac studies, Semitic linguistics, and biblical studies.


A Syriac Lexicon
By Michael Sokoloff
ISBN:978-1-60724-620-6
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