Different parts of the Biography of the Blessed Virgin Mary started to appear from the second century onwards. Translations and adaptations into Syriac and other languages also became available from very early centuries. Dr. Sebastian Brock in his Foreword to this book gives important information on the background and authenticity of the different sources that form the basis of the text. The compilation in the Syriac language was translated into Malayalam in 1925, but an English translation containing the full text did not exist at all. This great gap has been filled now by this work. This biography is unique in that it brings together some very early accounts of the birth of Mary, the birth of Jesus, the flight into Egypt, and most importantly, the very rare account of the ‘Dormition’ or ‘falling asleep’ of the Blessed Mother. St. James, the brother of Jesus, Mar Theophilus, the Patriarch of Alexandria, and the Apostles are recorded as authors of these texts. Although these ancient texts do not form the Mariology of the Syrian Orthodox Church, they do not either constitute a ‘folklorist’ presentation of the biography of the Mother of God. In fact, they form an important part of the Church’s devotion to the Mother of God.