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Analecta Gorgiana

Analecta Gorgiana is a collection of long essays and short monographs which are consistently cited by modern scholars but previously difficult to find because of their original appearance in obscure publications. Carefully selected by a team of scholars based on their relevance to modern scholarship, these essays can now be fully utilized by scholars and proudly owned by libraries.

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The Essential Lightness of Being

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1041
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0089-3
This is a preliminary study of aspects of the spiritual development of Hindiyya ‘Ajaymi, a Syro-Lebanese religious woman who lived from 1727–98. Highlights include her mystical experiences as well as later compositions for her religious community.
$36.00 $25.20

A Study in Syriac Historiographical Tradition

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1040
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0088-6
Syriac tradition remembers sixth century Byzantine emperor Justinian I as the harsh persecutor of the faithful, while his wife Theodora is revered as the “believing queen”, champion and protectress of the dissenting non-Chalcedonian church.
$36.00 $25.20

Women in Aphrahat

Some Observations
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1039
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0087-9
Fourth-century Aphrahat is characterized as misogynist, especially when he compares women to Satan. This may be an unintended result of contemporary Christian literature. The the eschatological context of Aphrahat’s asceticism, salvific role of Mary, victimization in Aphrahat’s work, and positive statements about women negotiate this view.
$35.00 $24.50

Zur handscriftlichen Überlieferung der griechischen Apologeten

Der Arethas codex, Paris. Gr. 451
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 538
ISBN: 978-1-61719-355-2
A detailed description of the manuscript of Greek apologetics compiled by the 10th century bishop and scholar, Arethas of Caesarea (in Cappadocia).

Der Untergang Nineveh’s und die Weissagungsschrift des Nahum von Elkosch

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 100
ISBN: 978-1-60724-024-2
An elaborate historical treatise on the fall of Nineveh and the writings of the prophet Nahum, this work is divided into three chapters. The first contains a translation of Nahum’s oracle against Nineveh with both historical and Assyriological commentaries. The second chapter is a history and description of the city of Nineveh from earliest times to its downfall. A brief but interesting discussion of the origin and development of the Medes as a people closes the second chapter. The final chapter is an archaeological and scientific military description of ancient Assyrian fortifications and a treatise on their use in the warfare of the period.

Babylonische Kudurru-Inschriften

ISBN: 978-1-60724-017-4
An early study of the Babylonian kudurru (boundary stone) inscriptions of what is now known as the Kassite Era, this booklet presents a self-contained exploration of two of the markers. Focusing on Kudurru Inscriptions III R. 43 and III R. 41, Belser gives transcriptions and translations of both texts. A detailed commentary follows the presentation of the actual texts, and this is accompanied by notes from the original drawings of the text. Carefully reproduced full text hand-drawn copies are also included.

The Ramesseum

And the Tomb of Ptah-hetep
By James Edward Quibell; Contribution by Wilhelm Spiegelberg; In Collaboration With F. Ll. Griffith
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 591
ISBN: 978-1-61719-479-5
This work contains inscriptions from the Ramesseum in Thebes and the tomb of Ptahhotep at Thebes, as well as the archaeological work of 1896 in Egypt.
$60.00 $42.00

The Ornaments of the Rubric

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 542
ISBN: 978-1-61719-384-2
This book examines which ornaments were actually in use in second year of King Edward VI, during the incessant changes of the English Reformation.

The Encyclical Letter of Our Lord Pope Gregory XVI

To All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops, Issued May 8, 1844.
Translation and Introduction by Culling Eardley Smith
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 514
ISBN: 978-1-61719-001-8
This document details the nineteenth-century controversy over the distribution of Bibles to the laity. This translation by a Low Church baronet includes an introduction addressed to ‘all members of the Church of Christ’, the original document in Latin, and translations in Italian and English.

The Syriac Forms of New Testament Proper Names

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 894
ISBN: 978-1-61143-469-9
Argument by the Norris Professor of Divinity at Cambridge that the spelling of the Syriac version of the Gospels should not be taken as authority for the original Aramaic names.
$38.00 $26.60

Zur Textgeschichte der Civitas Dei Augustins

seit dem Entstehen der ersten Drucke
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 561
ISBN: 978-1-61719-304-0
Textual analysis and source criticism of the printed texts of Augustine’s City of God.

Zur Textkritik von Origenes Johannescommentar

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 557
ISBN: 978-1-61719-295-1
Notes on Erwin Preuschen’s edition of Origen’s Commentary on the Gospel according to John.

Third Annual Report of the Managing Committee, 1903–1904

With the Report of the Director
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 546
ISBN: 978-1-61719-389-7
A vivid glimpse of the early years of one of the prestigious American Schools for Oriental Research, when a dozen students traveled the Middle East each winter. This report documents some of the troubles they faced.

Missions to Muslims

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 703
ISBN: 978-1-61719-822-9
A summary of the difficulties of the conversion of Islam and a seven-point program to overcome them.

Die Briefe Hammurabi’s an Sin-Idinnam

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 101
ISBN: 978-1-60724-025-9
In keeping with the general format of nineteenth-century Assyriological publications, this study provides an abundance of information on the texts under consideration. Here, the correspondence between the famous Babylonian king Hammurabi and the governor of Larsa, Sin-Idinnam, is examined in detail. Nagel also includes commentary, beginning with grammatical and syntactical issues. Next he turns to lexical issues, beginning with individual words, compound words, and ideograms. Friedrich Delitzsch also adds further remarks to Nagel’s adequate analysis of these historically significant texts.

Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Orientalischen Philologie

ISBN: 978-1-60724-016-7
As a scholar of the languages of early Christianity, including Ethiopic and Syriac, Johannes Flemming felt a debt to the learned scholar of the seventeenth century, Job Leutholf (also Hiob Ludolf). Still cited as one of the essential pieces of Leutholf’s biography, this article is required reading for those interested in the life of this remarkable scholar. After sketching an outline of Leutholf’s life, Flemming then moves on to focus on his Ethiopic studies. Flemming concludes his articles with the correspondence between Leutholf and the abbot Gregorius who initially taught him the Ethiopic language.
$53.00 $37.10

The Nestorian Monument of Hsî-an Fû in Shen-Hsî, China

ISBN: 978-1-59333-886-2
The “Nestorian Monument” or “Nestorian Stele” is a fascinating attestation of the work of Syriac-speaking missionaries in sixth-century China. Commemorating the diffusion of Christianity in China from 635-781, the inscription was erected in the latter year as a public monument. The inscription in Chinese, supplemented with some Syriac, provides a brief outline of Christian doctrine and provides an account of how Christianity came to China. This book offers an English translation of the monument along with the original language text.
$47.00 $32.90

Hebrew Studies in the Reformation Period and After

Their Place and Influence
ISBN: 978-1-59333-691-2
This essay on the history of how the Hebrew Bible was considered during the Reformation period takes the reader into areas largely unexplored. In addition to the Bible, the Kabala is brought into the discussion. Box traces the development up to the advent of the critical study of the Bible which continued to be controversial when his study was published.

A Character Sketch of the Promised Messiah

Being an Epistle of Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim to the Members of the Ahmadiyya Community
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 532
ISBN: 978-1-61719-193-0
The life, sayings, and character of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadi movement, which were written during his lifetime in Urdu by a close follower are documented here.


Address Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 107
ISBN: 978-1-60724-033-4
Approaching the question of Purim historically, Haupt notes that the book of Esther was composed during the reign of Judas Maccabeus, and he correlates the festival to the Babylonian New Year. He discusses the origin of the title “purim” from various languages, ultimately deciding on the Old Persian explanation. Moving forward, Haupt brings the festival into the more modern period, showing how the ancient tradition continues to exist. A useful resource for anyone interested in turn-of-the-century thought on the origins of an enigmatic biblical festival, this contribution is both readable to the layperson and scholarly as well.

Die Babylonisch-Assyrischen Vorstellungen vom Leben nach dem Tode

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 176
ISBN: 978-1-60724-247-5
In this brief study, Jeremias examines the representations of life after death in the Babylonian and Assyrian sources. The descent of Ishtar, basic concepts of the grave, descriptions of the afterlife and the realm of the blessed are all examined. The possibility of return from death and the biblical outlook on the subject are also part of the exploration.

Beiträge zur äthiopischen Grammatik und Etymologie

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 120
ISBN: 978-1-60724-055-6
A renowned linguist, Franz Praetorius explored several ancient languages in his career. This work concerns his observations of the grammar and various etymologies of Ethiopic. He accomplishes this by discussing 57 lexemes worthy of note and also considering nominal forms with prefixed t and the imperfect preformative with a. These acute observations by a scholar with such finesse are not easily ignored.

A New Fragment of the Babylonian Etana Legend

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 119
ISBN: 978-1-60724-054-9
This fragment of the Babylonian Etana legend was first published in this brief paper by Morris Jastrow. The fragment is presented here in transliteration and translation along with the able textual commentary of an acknowledged leader among philologists. Following the presentation of the text, Jastrow also offers an interpretation of the text, suggesting where within the Etana legend the fragment fits. Line drawings and photographs of this singular fragment accompany the text of the article. Also included in this volume is a brief piece by Friedrich Delitzsch on Neo-Babylonian contract tablets.

Die literarhistorische Method und Jeremia Kap. 1

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 711
ISBN: 978-1-61719-840-3
his work contains a discussion between Carl Heinrich Cornilland Bernhard Stade on the meaning of Jeremiah as "a prophet unto [the] nations" (1:5) in the context of the first chapter.

Islam and its Need

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 704
ISBN: 978-1-61719-823-6
Leak provides a survey of Islam, and its relations to Christendom. His work involves the history, distribution, doctrines, and practice of Islam, and argues that the utter unlikeness of Allah is equivalent to agnosticism.