Written around 817 AD, Job of Edessa's Book of Treasures is an encyclopedia of philosophy and natural philosophy. Habbi and Daniel’s introduction to The Book of Treasures provides a thorough overview of what we know about the life and writings of Job of Edessa and also discusses the sources of The Book of Treasures. This new translation of The Book of Treasures will be an important resource for all interested in the intellectual world of the Greco-Syriac-Arabic translation movement of the Abbasid period and the history of scientific study and research in Syriac.
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