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Jacob of Sarug's Additional Homilies on Good Friday


Translation and Introduction by Edward G Mathews Jr
Two homilies by Jacob of Sarug on Good Friday, one of which has only survived in Armenian translation.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0752-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jun 7,2018
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 127
Languages: English, Armenian, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0752-6
$42.00

Neither of the two homilies found in this volume is included in the large edition of Bedjan. The first survives only in an Armenian version and centers around a rather unique lament of the Mother of Jesus who while standing next to the cross and her dying Son chides the archangels Gabriel and Michael for not having saved Him from such an ignominious death. The other, which survives only in a single Syriac manuscript, is a homily On Mary and Golgotha that according to tradition Jacob left incomplete at the time of his death. These two homilies appear to be the last two pieces of a long cycle of homilies that Jacob preached on the events of Good Friday.

Neither of the two homilies found in this volume is included in the large edition of Bedjan. The first survives only in an Armenian version and centers around a rather unique lament of the Mother of Jesus who while standing next to the cross and her dying Son chides the archangels Gabriel and Michael for not having saved Him from such an ignominious death. The other, which survives only in a single Syriac manuscript, is a homily On Mary and Golgotha that according to tradition Jacob left incomplete at the time of his death. These two homilies appear to be the last two pieces of a long cycle of homilies that Jacob preached on the events of Good Friday.

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Edward G Mathews Jr

Table of Contents (v)
Acknowledgements (vii)
Abbreviations (ix)
General Introduction (1)
   Life of Jacob (1)
   Writings of Jacob (6)
   The Present Volume (11)
Introduction (13)
   Classification of Mîmrô (14)
   Relation to Jacob’s Surviving Corpus (15)
   Translation Technique (17)
   Manuscripts and Editions (19)
   Date and Authorship (21)
   Outline (22)
   Summary (27)
Text and Translation (29)
   I. Invocation of Divine Assistance (31)
   II. How does one look upon Christ? As God or as man? (35)
   III. Christ is raised upon the cross; The reaction of the elements and the disciples (43)
   IV. Dialogue between Mary and the two archangels (47)
   V. Christ expires on the Cross; The reaction of the elements (53)
   VI. Dialogue between the Good Thief and Jesus (55)
   VII. The crucified Christ manifested as the Son of God (61)
Introduction (65)
   Outline (65)
   Summary (69)
Text and Translation (71)
   I. A mîmrô on God is beyond human speech (72)
   II. Christ is both God and man (78)
   III. Demons guided the events of the crucifixion (86)
Bibliography of Works Cited (93)
   Primary Texts (93)
   Jacob of Sarug (93)
   Other Texts (96)
   Other Translations (97)
   Secondary Works (98)
Index of Names and Themes (109)
Index of Biblical References (113)

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