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Cureton’s book was first begun as early as 1848 on the basis of manuscripts in the collection of the British Museum. It furnished nineteenth-century students of Syriac Christianity with a wealth of new resources and continues to be just as valuable for students today.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 1-59333-136-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jun 1,2005
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 332
ISBN: 1-59333-136-3
$165.00
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William Cureton (1808-1864) was a prominent nineteenth-century scholar and translator of Oriental texts. His Ancient Syriac Documents, posthumously published in 1864, was first begun as early as 1848 on the basis of manuscripts in the collection of the British Museum. Containing texts and translations relating to early Christianity near Edessa, including a number of selections pertaining to the conversion of King Abgar and accounts of the martyrdoms of Sharbil, Barsamya, and Habib, as well as three discourses by Jacob of Serug, Cureton’s Ancient Syriac Documents furnished nineteenth-century students of Syriac Christianity with a wealth of new resources, which continue to be of value for students today.

William Cureton (1808-1864) was a prominent nineteenth-century scholar and translator of Oriental texts. His Ancient Syriac Documents, posthumously published in 1864, was first begun as early as 1848 on the basis of manuscripts in the collection of the British Museum. Containing texts and translations relating to early Christianity near Edessa, including a number of selections pertaining to the conversion of King Abgar and accounts of the martyrdoms of Sharbil, Barsamya, and Habib, as well as three discourses by Jacob of Serug, Cureton’s Ancient Syriac Documents furnished nineteenth-century students of Syriac Christianity with a wealth of new resources, which continue to be of value for students today.

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William Cureton

  • Preface
  • Concerning the King of Edessa
  • The Doctrine of Addæus, The Apostle
  • The Doctrine of The Apostles
  • Doctrine of Simon Cephas, in the City of Rome
  • The Acts of Sharbil, Who Had Been the High Priest of Idols, and Was Converted to the Confession of the Christian Religion in Christ
  • Martyrdom of Barsamya, The Bishop of The Blessed City Edessa
  • Martyrdom of Habib the Deacon
  • Oration on Habib the Martyr, Composed by Mar Jacob
  • An Oration on Shamuna and Guria, Composed by Mar Jacob
  • Canticle of Mar Jacob, the Doctor, Upon Edessa, When She Sent to Our Lord to Come to Her
  • Extracts from Various Books, Relating to Abgar the King and Addæus the Apostle
  • Martyrium Sanctorum Confessorum Samonæ, Gurlæ et Abibi, Ex Simeone, Metaphraste
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