You have no items in your shopping cart.
Close
Search
Filters

Jacob of Sarug's Homily on the Fashioning of Creation

Edited and Translated by Edward G Mathews Jr
The long memra translated here in this volume presents the seven parts of the homily on Creation in a single volume.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4386-9
  • *
Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Dec 15,2021
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 452
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4386-9
$59.40
Your price: $47.52

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 entire seven-part homily on the Fashioning of Creation. 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 The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.

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 entire seven-part homily on the Fashioning of Creation. 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 The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.

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

Edward G Mathews Jr

Edward G. Mathews Jr. has taught at The Catholic University of America, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary, University of Scranton, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Armenian Evangelical Seminary in Yerevan, and St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, among others. He now resides in rural Mansfield, Ct, where, when not translating Syriac and Armenian texts –mostly for Gorgias Press! – he hikes in the woods with his faithful companion Pino and does what he can to restore his 19th century colonial home.

Table of Contents (v)
Abbreviations (xi)
Preface (xiii)
Foreword (xv)

Introduction (1)
   Previous Translations (6)
   The First Day (8)
   The Second Day (9) 
   The Third Day (10) 
   The Fourth Day (14) 
   The Fifth Day (16) 
   The Sixth Day (20) 
   The Seventh Day (28) 
   Summary (35)

Text and Translation (41)
   The First Day (43)
   The Second Day (103)
   The Third Day (137) 
   The Fourth Day (177)
   The Fifth Day (221)
   The Sixth Day (265)
   The Seventh Day (347)

Bibliography of Works Cited (399)
   Primary Texts (399)
   Secondary Works (406)

Index (411)
   Names and Themes (411)
   Biblical References (427)

Customers who bought this item also bought

Jacob of Sarug's Homilies on Women Whom Jesus Met

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0580-5
Five homilies by Jacob of Sarug on women whom Jesus met: the Canaanite Woman, the Samaritan Woman, the Hemorrhaging Woman, the Woman Bent Double, and Jairus' Daughter.
$37.00

Jacob of Sarug's Homily on Edessa and Jerusalem

Edited and Translated by Jonathan Loopstra
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4335-7
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 Edessa and Jerusalem. 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.
$35.00 $28.00

Jacob of Sarug’s Homilies on the Nativity

Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug
Translation and Introduction by Thomas Kollamparampil
ISBN: 978-1-60724-139-3
This volume collects Mar Jacob of Sarug's (d. 521) sermons on the nativity. Always one of the highlights of the liturgical year, Jacob welcomes the Christmas season with gorgeous poetry that touches on all parts of God’s plan and the miracle of his Son being born among us. The volume constitutes a fascicle of The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain the original Syriac text of Jacob's surviving sermons, fully vocalized, alongside an annotated English translation.
$65.00

The Armenian Prayers attributed to Ephrem the Syrian

Edited and Translated by Edward G Mathews Jr
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0262-0
Armenian text of the Prayers attributed to Ephrem the Syrian, with the first-ever translation into a western language. Utilizing a highly developed poetic rhythm, the author manifests a profound spirituality laying his own emptiness before the inexhaustible Mercy of God.
$53.00