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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 Festal Letters of Athanasius

ISBN: 1-59333-021-9
The text of the long-lost Festal Letters of St. Athanasius, discovered by Cureton. The volume is dedicated to H.G. Francis, Duke of Bedford.
$77.00

Extracts from the Ecclesiastical History of John Bishop of Ephesus

ISBN: 1-59333-015-4
Composed in three parts, the book chronicles a critical period in the Syriac Orthodox Church, and represents the greatest literary work by the author. It includes grammatical, historical, and geographical notes in English and German.
$115.00

S/He Created Them

Feminist Retellings of Biblical Tales
ISBN: 1-59333-057-X
A contemporaneous and religiously meaningful retelling of biblical stories by a feminist who looks at intimate lives of people inhabiting the Bible. She rediscovers a past in which biblical women actively participated and suggests women’s leadership might lead to a better world.
$61.00

The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius in Syriac

ISBN: 1-59333-041-3
The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius of Caesarea, who flourished in the fourth century, has long been considered a landmark in Christian historiography. Written originally in Greek, a Syriac translation appeared during or shortly after the lifetime of the author.
$191.00

The Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite

ISBN: 1-59333-014-6
This standard edition of the Chronicle, composed in AD 507, is considered one of the most valuable authorities for the period with which it deals. The manuscript from which the text is derived is a palimpsest copied between 907 and 944.
$133.00

The Natural History of the Bible

A Review of the Physical Geography, Geology, And Meteorology of the Holy Land
ISBN: 1-931956-54-5
A review of the physical geography, geology, and meteorology of the Holy Land based on the writings of a nineteenth century traveler, H.B. Tristram, then canon of Durham. Illustrated with over one hundred drawings, the book explores the plants and animals mentioned in the Bible.
$160.00

The Hidden Pearl: The Aramaic Heritage

ISBN: 1-931956-99-5
An unprecedented book and album set on the Aramaic heritage, including three one-hour documentary video tapes. Vol. I covers the ancient Aramaic heritage, vol. II is on the heirs of the heritage, and vol. III covers one of the witness communities today.
$200.00

The Bible in the Syriac Tradition (Syriac Version)

Translated from English into Syriac by Eugene Aydin
ISBN: 1-931956-15-4
This is an introduction, written in Syriac, to the Syriac versions of the Bible, with chapters on the manuscript tradition, the main editions, commentaries, and various aspects of the ways the Bible was interpreted and used in the Syriac literary and liturgical tradition. Originally written for a Syriac Studies course at the St Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI), in Kottayam, India, this new edition has been brought up to date and the bibliography expanded.
$70.00

Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament

With a Skeleton Grammar by Sebastian P. Brock
ISBN: 1-931956-10-3
This is a Syriac-English dictionary based on word frequencies, tables of conjugations, a list of homographs, a list of Greek words, a skeleton grammar, and more. It is a necessary tool for any student of NT Syriac.
$66.00

Early Christianity Outside the Roman Empire

ISBN: 1-931956-06-5
This book consists of two lectures delivered by the author at Trinity College, Dublin: the first deals with Aprahat, the Persian sage, and the second with Bardaisan and the Acts of Judas Thomas.
$55.00

How the Codex Was Found

A Narrative of Two Visits to Sinai From Mrs. Lewis's Journal
ISBN: 0-9713097-9-5
A vibrant tale of two journeys to St. Catharine's Monastery in Mount Sinai that lead to the discovery of an ancient codex containing an old version of the Syriac Gospels.
$67.00

The Earliest Life of Christ: The Diatessaron of Tatian

ISBN: 0-9713097-2-8
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 gospel, 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.
$89.00

The New Testament: A Literal Translation from the Syriac Peshitto Version

ISBN: 0-9715986-8-1
A literal accurate translation of the Syriac New Testament into English, with marginal notes showing the original Syriac. A valuable tool for students, and a good NT for Syriac Churches.
$222.00

The Syriac Bible According to the Mosul Edition (3-volume set)

The edition of the Peshitta published by the Dominicans of Mosul in 1887-91 contains both the Old and New Testaments. It was issued for the use of the Syriac Christians through the efforts of the Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Damascus Clement Joseph David under the supervision of the Chaldean Archbishop of Amid Gregor Abdisho Khayyath. It is thoroughly vocalized its print is very clear owing to the use of beautiful Syriac type.
From $194.00

The Hidden Pearl

Vol. 1: The Ancient Aramaic Heritage
ISBN: 1-931956-99-5-1
Aramaic, the language of Jesus of Nazareth, was the lingua franca of the Middle East for over a thousand years before Arabic became widespread. During the time of the Achaemenid Persian Empire it became the official language of the state, and was in use from Afghanistan to western Iran to the Mediterranean and down to the south of Egypt. This volume tells the story of the transition of Aramaic from its humble beginnings in the first millennium B.C. to its height as a truly international language. Includes both color and black and white illustrations.
$50.00

The Hidden Pearl

Vol. 3: At the Turn of the Third Millennium; The Syrian Orthodox Witness
ISBN: 1-931956-99-5-3
Despite tremendous challenges, Syriac culture and language has survived to the present day. However, massacres and forced migrations have forced Syriac communities to seek homes outside the Middle East, including Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, America, and Australia. This volume looks at the changing face of Syriac culture in the new millennium and in particular the measures that are being taken to successfully adapt to its new environments. Includes color photographs.
$50.00

3-4 Maccabees According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation

English Translation by Philip Forness; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz & Joseph Bali
Series: Surath Kthob
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0588-1
This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
$150.00

The Book of Women According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation

Ruth, Susanna, Esther, and Judith
English Translation by Donald M. Walter, Gillian Greenberg & Eric Tully; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz & Joseph Bali
Series: Surath Kthob
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0589-8
This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
$150.00

Genesis According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation

Series: Surath Kthob
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0741-0
This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
$150.00

Death and Afterlife in Ancient Jewish and Christian Literature

ISBN: 978-1-4632-3919-0
This handbook explores beliefs of ancient Jews and Christians surrounding death and the afterlife through the lens of texts ranging from the Old Testament and New Testament, to Second Temple period and rabbinic literature, to early Christian writings. Figueras further brings together eschatological texts from Iran, Egypt, Greece, and Rome as comparanda, and provides context and bibliography to guide readers in their study of ancient Jewish and Christian views of death and the afterlife.
$65.00