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History of the Printed Editions of the Old Testament

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 78
ISBN: 978-1-59333-891-6
Offering a comprehensive study of the history of the recensions of the Hebrew Bible down to the author’s day, this essay provides the reader with a veritable genealogy of the different versions of the Hebrew Scriptures.

The Medieval Legend of Judas Iscariot

Its History and Diffusion
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 73
ISBN: 978-1-59333-888-6
Professor Baum provides the reader with an in depth study of the Life of Judas the Betrayer, which obviously mirrors the story of Oedipus, and its various recensions, as well as a study of the English ballad of Judas Iscariot.

The Book of Nahum

Translation, Commentary, Notes and Edited Text
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 69
ISBN: 978-1-59333-885-5
Presenting an original translation with introduction and commentary as well as an edited Hebrew text along with critical notes, this is an excellent resource for the study of the book of Nahum, both for the layperson and the scholar.

Samaritan Pentateuch Manuscripts

Two First-Hand Accounts
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 79
ISBN: 978-1-59333-892-3
The three essays in this volume address the physical, historical and literary features of what were at the time two of the very earliest clearly datable manuscripts of the Pentateuch known to exist.

The Septuagint Text of Hosea Compared with the Massoretic Text

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 75
ISBN: 978-1-59333-889-3
This essay takes a text critical approach to the comparison between the Septuagint and Massoretic texts of Hosea. Its reproduction seems timely as Septuagint studies have seen increased interest in recent times.

The Book of Micah

Translation, Commentary, Notes and Edited Text
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 68
ISBN: 978-1-59333-884-8
This work is a compilation of two articles by Professor Haupt on the book of Micah. Together, these articles provide an excellent resource for the study of the book of Micah, both for the layperson and the scholar.

The Book of Canticles

Translation, Commentary, Notes and Edited Text
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 74
ISBN: 978-1-59333-887-9
This work is a compilation of three articles by Professor Haupt on the Book of Canticles, also known as the Song of Songs. It is an excellent resource for study, both for the layperson and the scholar.

The Barlaam and Josaphat Legend in the Ancient Georgian and Armenian Literatures

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 64
ISBN: 978-1-59333-880-0
This work focuses on the literary and textual concerns of the Georgian and Armenian recensions of the Barlaam and Josaphat legend, and provides translations of all that remains of the Georgian text and the relevant Armenian parallels.

Megillat Taanit as a Source for Jewish Chronology and History in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 63
ISBN: 978-1-59333-879-4
Zeitlin’s masterful work supplies the Megillat Taanit’s text and a translation as well as a deft reading of this source’s utility for the history of the Jews from the Maccabees to the Great Revolt.


A Concise Introduction
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 65
ISBN: 978-1-59333-881-7
This work is an excellent, concise history of the development of the Zoroastrian religion. Special attention is given to the historical development of the religion from monotheism to a dualistic system, with particular emphasis on ethical and eschatological teachings.

The Early Syriac Lectionary

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 62
ISBN: 978-1-59333-878-7
This piece provides an introduction, translation and commentary to a previously unstudied lectionary text, which provides deeper insight into early liturgical practice and the conception of the canon; and includes an index of the lessons according to books of Scripture.

Die Genesis Erklärt

ISBN: 978-1-59333-676-9
The fourth German edition of August Dillmann’s commentary on Genesis fits proudly in the Gorgias Occasional Historic Commentary series. Based on the influential grounding of the University of Tübingen training received by the author, this historic commentary contains both philological and theological insights still valued today.

Shmona, Guria and Habib Edessan Martyrs

Texts and Translations with Notes and Commentary
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 58
ISBN: 978-1-59333-873-2
In this book the Syriac texts along with translations of the tales of the martyrs are introduced by Professor Burkitt with a commentary focusing on the historicity of the different accounts.

The Tale of Euphemia and the Goth

Text and Translation with Notes and Commentary
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 57
ISBN: 978-1-59333-876-3
This book provides the Syriac text along with a translation of the tale of Euphemia and the martyrs’ deliverance of her from the Goth.

Intermediaries in Jewish Theology

Memra, Shekinah, and Metatron
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 60
ISBN: 978-1-59333-875-6
A philological study of the usage of Memra, Shekinah, and Metatron in Tragumic and Cabbalistic literature that combats nineteenth century Christian attempts to read these as references to the Second or Third Persons of the Trinity.

The Semitic Ishtar Cult

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 40
ISBN: 978-1-59333-851-0
Textual evidence regarding the ancient Near Eastern goddess Ishtar is carefully cataloged, transliterated and translated. This is a great resource for anyone interested in the languages and religions of the ancient Near East or Biblical Literature.

The Emperor Julian and the Jews

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 44
ISBN: 978-1-59333-857-2
This study explores the Emperor Julian's actions in regards to the Jews, especially his advances toward rebuilding the Jewish Temple. It offers the reader an insight into an aspect of Julian’s reign not often examined by Christian historians.

The Life of Al-Ghazzali

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 48
ISBN: 978-1-59333-863-3
Al-Ghazzali’s contributions to Muslim theology cannot be overestimated and Professor MacDonald brings to life the thoughts and experiences of this medieval theologian, philosopher, and mystic, with special attention to his religious experiences and opinions.

Islam Corrects Judaism

The Polemics of a Thirteenth Century Jewish Convert
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 47
ISBN: 978-1-59333-862-6
Herein a 13th century Alexandrian Jewish convert to Islam records his understanding of the truth of Islam over Judaism. Dr. Sidney A. Weston edits, translates and comments on this text making it accessible to the scholar and enthusiast alike.

Ascetic Strains in Early Judaism

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 53
ISBN: 978-1-59333-868-8
Reviewing the relevant Jewish and Christian literature the author demonstrates that though there is no mandate for ascetic practice within early Judaism, there is a deep respect there for an ascetic way of life.

Christian Demonology

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 55
ISBN: 978-1-59333-870-1
This work is concerned primarily with the treatment of the demonic within early Christian literature, but also incorporates evidence from various other world religions, especially early Judaism and paganism.

The Descent of Christ in the Odes of Solomon

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 51
ISBN: 978-1-59333-866-4
This title explores the implications of the Descent of Christ in the twenty-third Ode in regards to astrology and Gnostic thought and supports the thesis of the author’s earlier work that the Odes emerged from a Judaeo-Christian, Mesopotamian setting.

Das Sendschreiben des Patriarchen Barschuschan an den Catholicus der Armenier

The Circular Letter of the Patriarch Bar Shushan to the Catholicos of Armenia
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 50
ISBN: 978-1-59333-865-7
This work provides the Syriac text, with a German introduction and translation, of John Bar Shushan’s treatise attacking the Melkite tradition, upholding the Creed of Faith, defending the Syrian Orthodox preparation of the Eucharist, and criticizing Armenian Church practices.

Bardaisan and the Odes of Solomon

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 46
ISBN: 978-1-59333-860-2
A compelling discussion of the origins and authorship of the Odes of Solomon, this work provides great insight into the person of Bar Daysan as well as the research surrounding the text of the Odes of Solomon.

Christian Writers on Judaism

Nineteen Centuries of Apologetics and Polemics
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 49
ISBN: 978-1-59333-864-0
Geroge Foot Moore’s Christian Writers on Judaism is a fundamental work which majestically traverses nineteen centuries of Christian literature regarding the Jews. This work is indispensable to the student of Jewish-Christian dialogue.