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Jacob of Sarug's Homily on the Chariot that Prophet Ezekiel Saw


Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug


Translation and Introduction by Alexander Golitzin; Edited with Notes by Mary T. Hansbury
This volume gives a bilingual Syriac-English edition of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homily on the Chariot which the Prophet Ezekiel saw. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume constitutes a fascicle of Gorgias’s Complete Homilies of Saint Jacob of Sarug. In Syriac and English.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-735-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Feb 3,2016
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 169
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-59333-735-3
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Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the Chariot which the Prophet Ezekiel saw. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s Complete Homilies of Saint Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons. In Syriac and English.

Alexander Golitzin earned his D.Phil. in Theology at Oxford in 1980. From 1989 to 2012 he taught Patristics at Marquette Univ. His work, including many published articles, concerns the beginnings of Christian mystical and ascetical traditions, and their subsequent developments in the Greek and Syriac-speaking East. This includes a special interest in continuities and parallels with Second Temple Judaism and Rabbinic Judaism. Fr. Golitzin was ordained as a priest in 1984 and in 2012 became bishop of the Bulgarian Diocese of Toledo, Ohio.

Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the Chariot which the Prophet Ezekiel saw. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s Complete Homilies of Saint Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons. In Syriac and English.

Alexander Golitzin earned his D.Phil. in Theology at Oxford in 1980. From 1989 to 2012 he taught Patristics at Marquette Univ. His work, including many published articles, concerns the beginnings of Christian mystical and ascetical traditions, and their subsequent developments in the Greek and Syriac-speaking East. This includes a special interest in continuities and parallels with Second Temple Judaism and Rabbinic Judaism. Fr. Golitzin was ordained as a priest in 1984 and in 2012 became bishop of the Bulgarian Diocese of Toledo, Ohio.

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Contributor Biography

Alexander Golitzin

Mary Hansbury

Mary T. Hansbury, retired, has taught at La Salle University in Philadelphia and at Bethlehem University in Palestine. Her Ph.D. is from Temple University with additional work done in Jewish studies at Hebrew University and Syriac at Princeton University. She has previously published translations of St. Ephrem, Jacob of Serug, Isaac the Syrian, John of Dalyatha and is currently translating the CSCO edition (2011) of Isaac 3.

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Abbreviations (page 7)
  • Introduction (page 9)
    • Outline (page 19)
    • Manuscripts containing this homily (page 21)
  • Text and Translation (page 23)
  • Partial Bibliograph of Cite and Suggested Works (page 159)
  • Partial List of Occurances of Some Key Terms (page 167)
  • Index of Biblical References (page 169)
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