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Iskandar Bcheiry

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Iskandar Bcheiry holds a Ph.D. in Church History from the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, and another Ph.D. in World Christianity and Global Missions-Christian-Muslim Studies from the Lutheran School of Theology-Chicago. Bcheiry has published a collection of books and articles on the history of Syriac Christianity and cataloged a number of Syriac and Arabic manuscripts. He is also a Priest for the Syriac Orthodox Church and serves as a pastor of his community in Chicago.

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An Early Christian Reaction to Islam

Išū‘yahb III and the Muslim Arabs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4098-1
The year 652 marked a fundamental political change in the Middle East and the surrounding region. An important and contemporary source of the state of the Christian Church at this time is to be found in the correspondence of the patriarch of the Church of the East, Išū‘yahb III (649–659), which he wrote between 628 and 658. This books discusses Išū‘yahb’s view of and attitudes toward the Muslim Arabs.
$134.00 $80.40

The Account of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Yūḥanun Bar Šay Allāh (1483–1492)

The Syriac Manuscript of Cambridge: DD.3.8(1)
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0213-2
This volume provides an analysis of a late fifteenth century document, a hitherto unpublished narration of the life and accomplishments of Yūḥanun Bar Šay Allāh, a fifteenth-century Syriac Orthodox Patriarch. It includes considerable unique historical information, shedding light on the history of the Syriac community in relation to other communities. It also supplies descriptions of events that brought important changes to the Syriac Church in Mesopotamia, Syria and Egypt.
$106.00 $63.60

Repentance and Fasting from an Ascetical Perspective

A Comparative Reading of Jacob of Serugh and an Unpublished Shortened Version of a Collection of Homilies by Severus of Antioch
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1043
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0091-6
Saints Jacob of Serugh and Severus of Antioch provided monastic interpretations for Syriac Orthodoxy. Bcheiry highlights St. Jacob’s exegesis of Jonah as a spiritual struggle with ascetic appearances. St. Severus address the movement from self-deial to purity in his Lenten homilies.
$37.00 $22.20

Collection of Historical Documents in Relation with the Syriac Orthodox Community in the Late Period

The Register of Mardin MS 1006
ISBN: 978-1-60724-994-8
In the Ottoman Empire, Syriac communities kept their own baptismal books, marriage, funeral and other records and many of these can be found in various libraries, churches, monasteries in the West and East. The Syriac Garšūnī manuscript found in the Church of the Forty Martyrs in Mardin contains several lists of different subjects that go back to the late period of the Ottoman Empire. These lists, published here for the first time with annotations, are an important historical source for the social, economic, cultural and religious history of the Near East during the 19th century.
$153.00 $91.80

A List of Syriac Orthodox Ecclesiastic Ordinations from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century

The Syriac Manuscript of Hunt 444 (Syr 68 in Bodleian Library, Oxford)
ISBN: 978-1-60724-621-3
The Bodleian Library in Oxford currently holds an unpublished historical document in Syriac containing precious historical information about the ordination of bishops, priests, monks, and deacons. Bcheiry gives the text and translation, and focuses on the importance of the data found in this historical list which he compares with other historical data found in other sources.
$158.00 $94.80

The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Register of Dues of 1870

An Unpublished Historical Document from the Late Ottoman Period
ISBN: 978-1-60724-427-1
This monograph presents an unpublished historical resource in the form of a register of dues collected for the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate during the second half of the nineteenth century. Bcheiry provides the original text, an English translation, and an extensive socio-economic study.
$178.00 $106.80