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Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies is the collection of sub-fields that investigates the text of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament. It is also includes broader academic sub-fields that incorporate relevant disciplines such as literary criticism, theology, textual criticism, history, and liturgy. The Gorgias Biblical Studies series publishes monographs on the history, theology, redaction and literary criticism of the biblical texts. Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts deals with the study of the Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew and cognate languages. Biblical Intersections explores various topics beyond theological or exclusively historical exegetical studies, including the relationship of Hebrew and Christian scripture to philosophy, sociology, anthropology, economics, cultural studies, intertextuality and literary studies.

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The Origin and Mutual Relation of the Synoptic Gospels

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 18
ISBN: 1-59333-496-6
The vexing question called the Synoptic Problem has long interested New Testament scholars. Woods weighs in on this question providing evidence for Mark’s priority based on the use of language in the Gospels.
$43.00

The Earliest Life of Christ Ever Compiled from the Four Gospels

The Diatessaron of Tatian
ISBN: 1-59333-477-X
In the second century, well before the canonical gospels took their present form, Tatian wove from the four gospels and one or more Judaic-Christian gospels one harmonized account of the life of Christ, the Diatessaron. The Earliest Life of Christ is an English translation of the Diatessaron based on the Arabic version, itself a translation from the lost Syriac.
$145.00

The Widmanstadt-Moses of Mardin Editio Princeps of The Syriac Gospels of 1555

A Facsimile Limited Numbered Edition with an Introduction by George A. Kiraz
Edited by George Anton Kiraz
ISBN: 1-59333-999-2
A facsimile reprint of the first edition of the Syriac New Testament, published by J. A. Widmanstadius and Moses of Mardin in 1555. This limited collector's edition is custom bound, with long lasting high-quality acid-neutral paper.
$563.00

A Greek Fragment of Tatian's Diatessaron from Dura

With Facsimile, Transcription and Introduction
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 2
ISBN: 1-59333-368-4
Discovered in 1933, a fragment of Tatian’s Diatessaron is published here with critical apparatus, a facsimile, and a transcription. The fragment, a discarded portion of a scroll with 14 surviving lines of text, was likely used in the worship of a third century C.E. chapel excavated at Dura Europos.
$41.00

A Translation of the Four Gospels from the Syriac of the Sinaitic Palimpsest

ISBN: 978-1-59333-531-1
Agnes Lewis was the discoverer of the Sinaitic Palimpsest, the oldest Syriac manuscript of the New Testament. Here she publishes her English translation of that text to make it available to Bible students who do not read Syriac. Included are the four canonical Gospels and a list of omitted words and phrases as well as interpolations into the Textus Receptus.
$152.00

Light on the Four Gospels from the Sinai Palimpsest

ISBN: 978-1-59333-530-4
Commenting on an invaluable document that she personally found, Agnes Smith Lewis expresses her professional insights on this earliest extant version of the Syriac Gospels. This fourth century document, erased and written over, was discovered in the library of St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai in 1892. In addition to discussing New Testament variants Lewis also addresses the issue of how science and biblical teaching might coexist.
$142.00

The Gospel History and its Transmission

ISBN: 978-1-59333-529-8
The essays in this informative book were originally delivered as the Jowett Lectures for 1906. They address many critical issues regarding the historical veracity of the Gospels and represent the emerging interest in the historical Jesus that was the spirit of the times. Besides addressing the canonical Gospels, this volume also discusses Marcion and non-canonical gospels.
$178.00

Baptism and Christian Archaeology

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 6
ISBN: 1-59333-474-5
Rogers examines what archaeology reveals for the early centuries of the church. From the period of persecution to that of the northern invasions, iconographic evidence for the performance of baptism is presented. Eastern and Western Church fonts are compared and evidence for baptism without a font is assessed. The question of immersion is considered.
$60.00

Gospel Texts and the Acts of Saint Thomas from Mount Athos

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 5
ISBN: 1-59333-473-7
A rare glimpse into the wealth of manuscripts held by the community of Mount Athos, this volume includes material from codices psi and Evang. 1071, and chapters from Acta Pilati, and a fragment of Acta Thomae. A catalogue and description of the manuscripts Lake viewed on his 1899 visit to Mount Athos and substantial introductions to each piece round out this useful study.
$54.00

Life of Saint Nino

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 3
ISBN: 1-59333-471-0
This translation makes readily available the basic hagiography of St. Nino. Apart from her personal significance, St. Nino represents the important place that women held in the introduction of Christianity to Georgia. Text critical material is offered, and chapters 8 through 11 of the Armenian version are presented.
$52.00

Simple and Bold: Ephrem’s Art of Symbolic Thought

ISBN: 1-59333-397-8
Ephrem the Syrian is known as one of the greatest Christian poets and as a unique author whose mode of thought is usually described as “symbolic.” In this work, Kees den Biesen explores the literary, intellectual, and theological mechanisms at work in Ephrem’s writings with the specific aim of identifying the exact nature of his “symbolic thought” and evaluating its contemporary relevance. Den Biesen elaborates a comprehensive approach that integrates a variety of methods into a genuinely theological methodology. He then proposes his own comprehensive understanding of the nature and merits of Ephrem’s symbolic thought.
$197.00

Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures I

Comprising the contents of Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, volumes 1–4
ISBN: 978-1-59333-310-2
This volume incorporates all the articles and reviews published in Volumes 1-4 (1996-2003) of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
$222.60

The Book of Crumbs: An Anthology of Syriac Texts

ISBN: 1-59333-415-X
An anthology of Syriac texts from the Syriac fathers. Each author is first introduced in Syriac, and then excerpts from his writings are given. The texts begin with the Abgar Legend (the Acts of Addai) and end with the writings of the sixteenth century author Abdisho of Jazirah.
$183.00

A Critical Examination of the Peshitta Version of the Book of Ezra

ISBN: 1-59333-399-4
This work fills a lacuna in the literature devoted to Peshitta studies and Old Testament textual criticism. The author examines the works of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century scholarship in the field, including the works of Nöldeke, Duval, Wright and others, and proposes corrections to the Syriac text of the Book of Ezra available then. The author then proceeds systematically through the Book of Ezra, giving the critical analysis of the text verse by verse.
$103.00

Greek Tradition and Latin Influence in the Work of George Scholarios

“Alone Against All of Europe”
ISBN: 1-59333-344-7
This title is a study of the work and career of theologian and diplomat George Scholarios who became the first Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Church during the period of Ottoman Rule. Scholarios advocated the union of the Greek and Latin Churches, but he later became the leader of the anti-Unionist faction in the final years of the Byzantine Empire. Scholarios played an important role in East-West dialogues, including the Council of Ferrara-Florence in 1438-39. This book provides a fresh look at some of the cultural misunderstandings that took place at the Council and related dialogues.
$125.00

Transmission and Reception

New Testament Text-Critical and Exegetical Studies
Series: Texts and Studies 4
ISBN: 978-1-59333-367-6
The sixteen studies in this volume explore a variety of topics pertaining to the transmission and reception of the New Testament text. Including articles by Barbara Aland, D. C. Parker, Eldon Epp, Gordon Fee, Everett Ferguson, and others, the results of these studies have important implications for the interpretation of the New Testament and for understanding the formative impact of the text on Early Christianity. Indispensable for those interested in textual criticism, this compilation will be a welcome resource for New Testament scholars, and those interested in Early Christianity.
$170.00

The Letters of John of Dalyatha

ISBN: 1-59333-341-2
John of Dalyatha (690-780 CE) was a monk from a monastery near the Turkey-Iraq border. After living in the monastery for only seven years, he received permission to live a solitary life in the over 9,000 ft high mountains of Dalyatha where he spent most of his life. When he became too old to live on his own, he came down from the mountains, formed a community around himself and wrote these works. In them, John outlines the life itinerary of those who are baptized, the "Way of Wonder" - leading to the vision of God.
$80.00

Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug / Homiliae Selectae Mar-Jacobi Sarugensis (1 of 6 volumes)

Edited by Paul Bedjan and Sebastian P. Brock
ISBN: 1-59333-328-5
Jacob of Sarug is one of the most celebrated poets of Eastern Christianity and the Syriac tradition. The Gorgias Press edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, contains over 100,000 lines of poetry based on Bedjan’s 1905 edition.
$125.00

Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug / Homiliae Selectae Mar-Jacobi Sarugensis (2 of 6 volumes)

Edited by Paul Bedjan and Sebastian P. Brock
ISBN: 1-59333-329-3
Jacob of Sarug is one of the most celebrated poets of Eastern Christianity and the Syriac tradition. The Gorgias Press edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, contains over 100,000 lines of poetry based on Bedjan’s 1905 edition.
$125.00

Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug / Homiliae Selectae Mar-Jacobi Sarugensis (3 of 6 volumes)

Edited by Paul Bedjan and Sebastian P. Brock
ISBN: 1-59333-330-7
Jacob of Sarug is one of the most celebrated poets of Eastern Christianity and the Syriac tradition. The Gorgias Press edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, contains over 100,000 lines of poetry based on Bedjan’s 1905 edition.
$125.00

Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug / Homiliae Selectae Mar-Jacobi Sarugensis (4 of 6 volumes)

Edited by Paul Bedjan and Sebastian P. Brock
ISBN: 1-59333-331-5
Jacob of Sarug is one of the most celebrated poets of Eastern Christianity and the Syriac tradition. The Gorgias Press edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, contains over 100,000 lines of poetry based on Bedjan’s 1905 edition.
$125.00

Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug / Homiliae Selectae Mar-Jacobi Sarugensis (5 of 6 volumes)

Edited by Paul Bedjan and Sebastian P. Brock
ISBN: 1-59333-332-3
Jacob of Sarug is one of the most celebrated poets of Eastern Christianity and the Syriac tradition. The Gorgias Press edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, contains over 100,000 lines of poetry based on Bedjan’s 1905 edition.
$125.00

Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug / Homiliae Selectae Mar-Jacobi Sarugensis (6 of 6 volumes)

Edited by Paul Bedjan and Sebastian P. Brock
ISBN: 1-59333-333-1
Jacob of Sarug is one of the most celebrated poets of Eastern Christianity and the Syriac tradition. The Gorgias Press edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, contains over 100,000 lines of poetry based on Bedjan’s 1905 edition.
$125.00

The Wisdom of Isaac of Nineveh: A Bilingual Edition

ISBN: 1-59333-335-8
From one of the most thought-provoking writers in the monastic tradition, this volume contains 153 short, contemplative sayings of St. Isaac of Nineveh (fl. 661-681 CE) in their original Syriac with facing English translation. St. Isaac was ordained bishop of Nineveh but resigned his post only five months later and became a monastic hermit in the mountains of southeastern Iraq. This work speaks to believing Christians today as well as scholars wishing to learn more about the Eastern monastic tradition.
$32.00

The Cosmic Covenant (Hardback)

Biblical Themes of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation
ISBN: 978-1-59333-604-2
Murray’s study of the covenant theme begins with a chronological survey of the concept, beginning at the creation itself. He traces this theme through the Bible, noting its key components of justice and peace. The concept is a shared one between Judaism and Christianity, and Murray suggests that it continues to have ecological as well as spiritual relevance to the world today.
$150.00