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Further Biblical Hebrew (hardback)

Explanations and Exercises
Series: Gorgias Handbooks 11
ISBN: 978-1-59333-948-7
This coursebook is designed for students who have completed at least one year of college study in Biblical Hebrew. It helps students make the transition from the basic grammar books to use of the comprehensive reference grammars and to more advanced analysis of Biblical Hebrew. Constant reference is made to recent works of grammar, and also to the grammatical comments of the medieval Jewish exegetes. A central theme is that medieval and modern Biblical Hebrew scholars have reached essentially similar conclusions, even if the medievals lacked modern terminology
$103.80

Hieronymi Quaestiones Hebraicae in Libro Geneseos

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 72
ISBN: 978-1-59333-964-7
Written in the scholarly Latin of his day, Lagarde considers in this brief study the questions Jerome raises on the Hebrew of the book of Genesis. In an abridged commentary form, Lagarde follows the questions in the order in which the book of Genesis presents the material. Beginning with the creation, Lagarde skips along to the phrases of Jerome’s text that raise questions and provides his insights about them. Presuming that the reader of the Vulgate will understand the Latin of the original, the comments on the material are likewise written in Latin.
$28.80

Beitraege zur Baktrischen Lexikographie

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 71
ISBN: 978-1-59333-963-0
One of the few scholars of biblical languages to reach so far into the cultural world of antiquity, de Lagarde here offers a brief contribution to the study of Bactrian lexicography. This brief study grew out of the author’s long-standing appreciation for the related Persian languages and literature. While not a full-fledged dictionary, de Lagarde here provides discussions of over one hundred words, some of them offered in considerable detail. For the linguist interested in the history of the study of this particular language, this handbook will prove an invaluable tool.
$28.80

Five Transliterated Aramaic Inscriptions

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 230
ISBN: 978-1-60724-459-2
William Newbold deciphers inscriptions found under the soot and lava of Vesuvius in which Aramaic speakers used Greek and Latin letters to render their native tongue, occasionally in a mixture of Aramaic and Latin.
$23.40

Greek Inscriptions from Corinth II

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 219
ISBN: 978-1-60724-448-6
This paper presents the very few surviving inscriptions from this period before Mummius' sack of Corinth and includes some of the few Greek decrees known at the time of the writing of the paper.
$26.40

Latin Inscriptions from Corinth

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 215
ISBN: 978-1-60724-444-8
This article provides transcription, text, and commentary on the Latin inscriptions known in Corinth in 1918 and provides a useful tool for understanding the civic life of Corinth under Roman control.
$24.00

Greek and Latin Inscriptions from Sinope and Environs

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 282
ISBN: 978-1-60724-511-7
This includes text and commentaries of the inscriptions from Sinope, capital of ancient Pontus and hub of Greek and Persian civilization.
$23.40

Certain Sources of Corruption in Latin Manuscripts: A Study Based upon Two Manuscripts of

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 276
ISBN: 978-1-60724-505-6
In this article Shipley uses a parent and child manuscript of Livy to show how and why errors come into texts as they are copied and to suggest methods for recognizing such errors and correcting them.
$27.00

On the Distinctio Versuum in the Manuscripts of Terence

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 273
ISBN: 978-1-60724-502-5
Minton Warren illuminates the process by which he and other editors navigate the very difficult task of editing the plays of Terrence from manuscript to edition.
$22.20

Grammatik der neusyrische Sprache

am Urmia-See und in Kurdistan
ISBN: 978-1-59333-835-0
This work of Theodor Nöldeke is an extremely rare find. Its scarcity should not be taken as a reflection on its authority or usefulness, however. In this original 1868 edition, Nöldeke lays out the basics of Neo-Syrian as it was used in Kurdistan and the area of Uremia. This valuable study, essentially unique to this day in its coverage of underrepresented language studies, provides a substantial, German introduction to the dialects described, followed by a thorough study of the languages themselves, also in German.
$117.60

Analecta Syriaca

ISBN: 978-1-59333-959-3
A rare edition of Lagarde’s Syriac ephemera, this volume is a linguist’s delight. Introduced in Latin and Arabic, the descriptions and annotations to Syriac manuscripts that constitute this book will seldom be found elsewhere. The various Syriac codices included in the collection are presented in Syriac without translation. For the student of Syriac who is seeking the authentic experience of reading Syriac materials, this study will be a treasury of material. Over the decades, Legarde’s works have become increasingly difficult to locate, and Gorgias Press is pleased to be able to offer this collectable again.
$88.80

Root-Determinatives in Semitic Speech

A Contribution to Semitic Philology
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 33
ISBN: 978-1-59333-627-1
Suggesting that the Semitic root may be, at least subconsciously, biliteral, Hurwitz launches into a study of this phenomenon. Discussing linguistic phenomena such as pluriliteral forms, root-differentiation, and folk-etymologies, this little study covers significant ground for understanding the underlying structure of biblical Hebrew.
$37.20

Catalogue of the Malphono Abrohom Nuro Collection

By Abrohom Nuro; Introduction by George Anton Kiraz
ISBN: 978-1-60724-332-8
The Abrohom Nuro library is arguably the richest private collection of Syriac material, especially containing rare titles published in the Middle East in the 1800s and early 1900s. Nuro presents here a checklist of the collection.
$84.60

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography II

Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project
Edited by P. J. Williams; Managing Editor Beryl Turner
ISBN: 978-1-60724-088-4
This volume is part of a series that addresses issues of Classical Syriac lexicography, and the lexicography of other ancient languages. The international team of authors invited to participate represents a wide range of disciplines and opens new horizons in lexical thinking. Essays in this volume discuss taxonomy, the Syriac passive participle, translating Greek verbs with alpha privatives into Syriac, the translation of Syriac particles, and the history of Syriac lexica. This book represents the forefront of Syriac lexical studies, and has much to offer those studying Greek and other Semitic languages as well.
$82.80

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography III

Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project
Edited by Janet Dyk & Wido van Peursen; Managing Editor Beryl Turner
ISBN: 978-1-60724-072-3
This volume is part of a series that addresses issues of Classical Syriac lexicography, and the lexicography of other ancient languages. The international team of authors invited to participate represents a wide range of disciplines and opens new horizons in lexical thinking. Essays in this volume discuss the place for enclitics in lexica, the grammatical classification of words, translation technique, and using new technologies to aid in the lexicographer’s task. This book represents the forefront of Syriac lexical studies, and has much to offer those studying Greek and other Semitic languages as well.
$99.60

The Coptic Pentateuch and Arabic Gospels

ISBN: 978-1-59333-965-4
Written in the days when textual criticism was still relatively new, and the great mass of manuscripts commonly used by present-day biblical scholars had not yet been plumbed, Lagarde spent many years making these exotic manuscripts available to scholars who previously had no access to them. In this volume are combined two manuscripts: the Pentateuch translated into Coptic, and the Gospels translated into Arabic. Despite the relatively recent dates of the manuscript sources for both collections, the material contained in these translations dates back to earlier days. Each of these translations is introduced in German with some critical notes about the readings included.
$156.00

Armenische Studien

ISBN: 978-1-59333-986-9
Venturing into the realm of the Armenian language, Lagarde here presents a preliminary glossary of the language. The main body of the book contains over 2400 lexical entries, most of which are brief, dense descriptions of the words. Following the glossary Lagarde provides a comparative chart to the Armenian words including material from Sanskrit, Bactrian or Old Persian, Neo-Persian, Greek, and Semitic. An essay on the history of the study of the language and indices round out this early work on the Armenian tongue. This book, written in German, holds an important place in the study of Armenian.
$82.80

Einleitung in das Studium der Arabischen Sprache

ISBN: 978-1-59333-933-3
The introduction to the Arabic language by the renowned linguist Georg Freytag is fast becoming difficult to find. Written in German, this precise presentation is intended for a general readership which has no background in previous Semitic language study. The Arabic period covered for this historic grammar is that of Mohammed and later. In some ways an unconventional approach Freytag introduces topics such as Arabic names and the history of the Arabs, even prior to Mohammed’s time. An outline of the Arabic language and its dialects is presented. A period piece that retains its functionality, this introduction to Arabic is more than a grammar, it is a view into the life of the Arabian world.
$127.20

Katalog der Islamischen, Christlich-Oreientalischen, Judischen und Samaritanischen Handschriften der Universitats-Bibliothek zu Leipzig

ISBN: 978-1-59333-930-2
This catalogue presents the Islamic, Oriental Christian, Judaic and Samaritan manuscripts in the University library of Leipzig’s collection. The largest part of the material is Islamic, and it is presented here according to categories. Manuscripts are described by title (if known) and a brief summary of the contents. Dimensions for most of the pieces are given as well. The Christian material includes manuscripts in Arabic, Syriac, Coptic, Ethiopic, and Georgian. A numerical concordance adds to the utility of this important manuscript collection.
$126.60

Les Dialectes Néo-Araméens de Salamas

Textes sur l’état actuel de la Perse et contes populaires
ISBN: 978-1-59333-787-2
This specialized study by renowned linguist Rubens Duval brings together several grammatical studies between its covers. For the most part this intriguing volume is an exploration of the dialects of Neo-Aramaic of Salmas in the area of Azerbaijan and northwest Iran. Duval transcribed in handwritten, Roman characters, the aural information he received in the region from Syrian Christians and Jews. These are translated into French, making access to the linguistic information available to non-Semitic specialists. Duval concludes the book with an article on Syriac inscriptions of Salmas. This book is very rare in the used book market.
$99.00

The Foreign Vocabulary of the Quran

ISBN: 978-1-59333-751-3
This handbook of foreign loan words in the Arabic of the Quran is set up in dictionary format. Each word is given in Arabic and in transliteration, followed by an extensive definition. As useful today as when it was first published, this volume will be welcomed by students of Arabic and especially those who are concerned with its relationship to foreign languages.
$97.80

Semitica: Writings on Semitic Ephemera

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 82
ISBN: 978-1-59333-894-7
Originally published in two small volumes of Semitic ephemera written in German, this collection of observations of Paul de Lagarde still contains his cogent insights into the world of Semitic linguistics. Critical remarks on the book of Isaiah introduce his characteristic detail on a number of verses in the prophetic book. The second selection concerns the clarification of Akkadian (Chaldean) words occurring in the Hebrew Bible. In the second major section of the work, de Lagarde presents the leaves of the Septuagint of Codex Sarravianus found in Paris. This annotated Greek material comes from the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers.
$35.40

Bar Ali (Isho): The Syriac-Arabic Glosses

ISBN: 978-1-59333-834-3
This edition of the Syriac-Arabic glosses of Isho Bar Ali is a publication difficult to locate. These glosses are located in the second part of Bar Ali’s lexicon, as the first part had been previously published. Bar Ali, a physician as well as a lexicographer, produced this noted Syriac-Arabic dictionary showing the meanings of Syriac words in Arabic. This historic step in the development of Syriac lexicography is analyzed here according to the glosses of the numerous manuscripts cited in the forward.
$123.60

Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information

Relating to All Ages and Nations
ISBN: 978-1-59333-797-1
This book was so popular during the lifetime of the original author that it went through six editions. This reprinting of the acclaimed seventeenth edition of Vincent’s revision of Haydn’s work is a delightful reminder of the basic information that was considered so important during the advent of the classic encyclopedias and reference works being produced in the nineteenth century. Arranged alphabetically, this historic work contains hundreds of articles that pertain to important dates and events in human history.
$168.60

Coptic-Latin Lexicon

Lexicon Copticum
ISBN: 978-1-59333-571-7
Peyron’s lexicon is the classic Coptic-Latin dictionary of the early twentieth century. It is of special historical importance because of the association of Peyron with Champollion, Napoleon’s epigrapher on his Egyptian voyage. Placed so early in the dawn of Egyptian studies, Peyron sheds light from an eye undimmed by the subsequent decades of scholarship.
$163.80