Close
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Search
Filters
This volume presents the Syriac text of the commentary on the six days of creation by Jacob of Edessa known as the Hexaemeron.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-236-7
  • *
Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Dec 28,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 277
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-61143-236-7
$152.00
$106.40
x =

In patristic literature, there is a rich tradition of commentary on the six days of creation, commonly referred to as the Hexaemeron. Several Syriac authors took up the task of writing such a commentary, and one of the most well known is the creation commentary written by Jacob of Edessa (d. 708 CE) at the end of his life. The work is separated into seven books, with each book being dedicated to a different topic within the creation narrative. Jacob died before completing the work, but George, bishop of the Arabs, finished it. The present volume presents the text of Jacob's work in vocalized Serto script with two columns on each page. The text, which comes from a ninth-century Estrangelo manuscript, is edited and introduced by Julius Yeshu Çiçek.

In patristic literature, there is a rich tradition of commentary on the six days of creation, commonly referred to as the Hexaemeron. Several Syriac authors took up the task of writing such a commentary, and one of the most well known is the creation commentary written by Jacob of Edessa (d. 708 CE) at the end of his life. The work is separated into seven books, with each book being dedicated to a different topic within the creation narrative. Jacob died before completing the work, but George, bishop of the Arabs, finished it. The present volume presents the text of Jacob's work in vocalized Serto script with two columns on each page. The text, which comes from a ninth-century Estrangelo manuscript, is edited and introduced by Julius Yeshu Çiçek.

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
  • Bad
  • Excellent
Contributor

Jacob of Edessa

Julius Yeshu Çiçek

Customers who bought this item also bought

How Should Rabbinic Literature Be Read in the Modern World?

Edited by Matthew A. Kraus
Series: Judaism in Context 4
ISBN: 978-1-59333-214-3
Through literary, historical, archaeological, and engendered readings, this collection of essays presents a multidisciplinary analysis of rabbinic texts. Such a conversation between diverse scholars illuminates the hermeneutical issues generated by the contemporary study of the Talmud and Midrash.
$174.00

Deification in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition: A Biblical Perspective

ISBN: 978-1-59333-324-9
A popularly-written study of the biblical roots of the Eastern Orthodox Church’s mystical understanding of the knowledge of God. This unique study brings together the best of contemporary exegesis with the tradition of Eastern Christianity and illustrates the biblical roots of the Eastern Church's understanding of grace as the energy of God. The book presents, in lay terms, the shape for an Orthodox biblical theology for the 21st century and will be of interest to all Christians for whom the Bible is divine revelation and for whom tradition continues to be creative.
$121.10

Arabic Christian Poets Before and After Islam (1 of 3 volumes)

ISBN: 978-1-59333-537-3
The accepted standard of Christian poetry in an Islamic context is disclosed in this two-volume collection that contains vocalized Arabic poems, biographical introductions, and commentary. Volume one includes poets from before the Islamic period while volume two covers those during the Islamic period.
$135.10

Arabic Christian Poets Before and After Islam (2 of 3 volumes)

ISBN: 978-1-59333-548-9
The accepted standard of Christian poetry in an Islamic context is disclosed in this two-volume collection that contains vocalized Arabic poems, biographical introductions, and commentary. Volume one includes poets from before the Islamic period while volume two covers those during the Islamic period.
$144.90