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Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 9


Edited by Amir Harrak
Volume 9 includes articles by Alexander Treiger, Mark Dickens, Emmanuel Joseph Mar-Emmanuel, Khalid Dinno and Amir Harrak, and Martin Tamcke.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-686-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Dec 14,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 85
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-686-2
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JCSSS is a refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. (CSSS), located at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. JCSSS contains the transcripts of public lectures presented at the CSSS and possibly other articles and book reviews. JCSSS focuses on the vast Syriac literature, which is rooted in the same soil from which the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical literatures sprung; on Syriac art that bears Near Eastern characteristics as well as Byzantine and Islamic influences; and on archaeology, unearthing in the Middle East and the rest of Asia and China the history of the Syriac-speaking people: Assyrians, Chaldeans, Maronites and Catholic and Orthodox Syriacs. Modern Syriac Christianity and contemporary vernacular Aramaic dialects are also the focus of JCSSS. The languages of the Journal are English, French and German, and quotations from ancient sources are given in the original languages and in translation. The articles are interdisciplinary and scholarly; the Editorial Committee brings together scholars from four American, Canadian, and European universities. The CSSS that publishes JCSSS was founded in 1999 at the University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as part of the latter’s academic programme in Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. It was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in January 23, 1999.

Volume 9 includes the following articles by Alexander Treiger, Mark Dickens, Emmanuel Joseph Mar-Emmanuel, Khalid Dinno and Amir Harrak, and Martin Tamcke.

JCSSS is a refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. (CSSS), located at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. JCSSS contains the transcripts of public lectures presented at the CSSS and possibly other articles and book reviews. JCSSS focuses on the vast Syriac literature, which is rooted in the same soil from which the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical literatures sprung; on Syriac art that bears Near Eastern characteristics as well as Byzantine and Islamic influences; and on archaeology, unearthing in the Middle East and the rest of Asia and China the history of the Syriac-speaking people: Assyrians, Chaldeans, Maronites and Catholic and Orthodox Syriacs. Modern Syriac Christianity and contemporary vernacular Aramaic dialects are also the focus of JCSSS. The languages of the Journal are English, French and German, and quotations from ancient sources are given in the original languages and in translation. The articles are interdisciplinary and scholarly; the Editorial Committee brings together scholars from four American, Canadian, and European universities. The CSSS that publishes JCSSS was founded in 1999 at the University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as part of the latter’s academic programme in Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. It was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in January 23, 1999.

Volume 9 includes the following articles by Alexander Treiger, Mark Dickens, Emmanuel Joseph Mar-Emmanuel, Khalid Dinno and Amir Harrak, and Martin Tamcke.

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Contributor Biography

Amir Harrak

Amir Harrak is full professor at the University of Toronto. His specialty is Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. His many publications deal with Syriac epigraphy, Chronicles, and cataloguing of manuscripts.

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • From the Editor (page 7)
  • Could Christs Humanity See His Divinity? an Eighth-Century Controversy Between John Ofdalyatha and Timothy I, Catholicos of the Church of the East (page 9)
    • 1. John of Dalyathas Life (page 9)
    • 2. John of Dalyatha on the Vision of God (page 10)
    • 3. John of Dalyathas Condemnation (page 12)
    • 4. Social and Political Aspects of John of Dalyathas Condemnation (page 16)
    • Appendix: John of Dalyathas Works: Editions and Translations (page 19)
    • Notes (page 21)
  • Multilingual Christian Manuscripts from Turfan (page 28)
    • Introduction: Christian Manuscripts from Central Asia (page 28)
    • Bilingual Fragments in Syriac and Sogdian (Syriac Script) (page 30)
    • Bilingual Fragments in Syriac and Sogdian (Syriac Script) (page 30)
    • Bilingual Fragments in Syriac and New Persian (Syriac Script) (page 31)
    • Syriac Texts with Sogdian Instructions in Syriac Script (page 32)
    • Syriac Texts with Multilingual Marginalia and Overwriting (page 33)
    • Syriac Calendrical Fragments (page 35)
    • Fragments Mixing Syriac and Uyghur Scripts (page 36)
    • Fragments with Syriac in Uyghur Script (page 38)
    • Conclusions (page 39)
    • Notes (page 41)
  • Mary as Portrayed in the Hymns of George Warda (page 49)
    • Introduction (page 49)
    • Who Was George Warda? (page 50)
    • The Unity of the Book Of Warda (page 50)
    • Symbolism and Imagery in the Book of Warda (page 51)
    • Mary as Mother (page 53)
    • Mary is a Tree (page 55)
    • Mary as the Garden of Eden (page 55)
    • Conclusion (page 56)
    • Notes (page 58)
  • Six Letters from Paul Bedjan to Aphram Barsoum, the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Syria and Lebanon (page 61)
    • Acknowledgement (page 61)
    • Contexts of the Correspondence and Comments (page 61)
    • Paul Bedjan as Publisher (page 63)
      • Stage 1 (1883-1888/1889) (page 63)
      • Stage 2 (1890-1912) (page 65)
    • Aphram Barsoum: the Addressee (page 67)
    • Conclusion (page 71)
    • Appendix: Bedjans Letters (page 71)
      • Letter 1 (Figs. 1-2) (page 71)
      • Letter 2 (page 72)
      • Letter 3 (page 73)
      • Letter 4 (page 73)
      • Letter 5 (page 73)
      • Letter 6 (page 74)
    • Notes (page 75)
  • Interaction Between German and Iraqi Christians: the Pictures Repeat Themselves (page 80)
    • 1. Germany and Iraq (page 80)
    • 2. The Germans and the Pogroms Against the Christians in Iraq (page 81)
    • 3. Outlook on the Situation of the Christians in Iraq Today (Originally Written in 2004) (page 85)
    • Notes (page 87)
  • Obituaries (page 91)
    • Malfono Abrohom Nuro (1923-2009) (page 91)
    • Professor Michael Marmura (1929-2009) (page 93)
  • Members of the Year 2008-2009 (page 95)
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