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Jacob of Sarug's Homily on Tamar (Gen 38)


S. Jacobi Sarugensis Sermo de Thamar


Edited by Joseph Zingerle
This small volume contains an edition (from Vatican ms. 117) of Jacob of Sarug’s homily “On Tamar and on the Mystery of the Church.”
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-973-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 495
Publication Date: Mar 23,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 37
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-60724-973-3
$38.00
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This small volume contains an edition (from Vatican ms. 117) of Jacob of Sarug’s homily on Tamar (420 lines long). The full title is “On Tamar and on the Mystery of the Church.” The biblical narrative on which the poem is based (Gen 38) gives Jacob the opportunity to discuss various women in the early part of biblical history and in Jesus’ lineage, as well as the fact that a woman who is called a prostitute is in that lineage. Jacob explains how Scripture’s language is used in this regard.

This small volume contains an edition (from Vatican ms. 117) of Jacob of Sarug’s homily on Tamar (420 lines long). The full title is “On Tamar and on the Mystery of the Church.” The biblical narrative on which the poem is based (Gen 38) gives Jacob the opportunity to discuss various women in the early part of biblical history and in Jesus’ lineage, as well as the fact that a woman who is called a prostitute is in that lineage. Jacob explains how Scripture’s language is used in this regard.

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