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St. Cyril of Alexandria, A New Testament Exegete

His Commentary on the Gospel of John
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0387-0
This study portrays Cyril of Alexandria as exegete and theologian through an examination of his Commentary on the Gospel John. It begins with an attempt to place Cyril and his commentary within their context. This work argues that Cyril wrote his Commentary on the Gospel of John early in his writing career, almost a decade before becoming bishop. Cyril’s commentary on the Johannine Gospel reveals his exegetical method and his strong Trinitarian theology. The commentary also focuses on the nature and work of the Holy Spirit: the indwelling of the Spirit is the beginning of the newness of life.
$117.00

Simple and Bold

Ephrem’s Art of Symbolic Thought
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0388-7
Ephrem the Syrian is known as one of the greatest Christian poets and as a unique author whose mode of thought is usually described as “symbolic.” In this work, Kees den Biesen explores the literary, intellectual, and theological mechanisms at work in Ephrem’s writings with the specific aim of identifying the exact nature of his “symbolic thought” and evaluating its contemporary relevance. Den Biesen elaborates a comprehensive approach that integrates a variety of methods into a genuinely theological methodology. He then proposes his own comprehensive understanding of the nature and merits of Ephrem’s symbolic thought.
$141.00

Bishop Lists

Formation of Apostolic Succession of Bishops in Ecclesiastical Crises
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0266-8
Early lists of bishops, identified by Walter Bauer as "literary propaganda," mark critical points in the development of the doctrine of the apostolic succession of bishops. This study delves into the political struggles surrounding the lists and the doctrine they served to define. Ecclesiastical politics in each case reflects the threat to the bishop's authority and clarifies the meaning of apostolic succession in the Church's development. This social history approach, examining the function of the literature within its historical circumstances, reveals how theology developed from politics. The development is as gripping politically as it is illuminating theologically.
$98.00

"Blessed is He who has brought Adam from Sheol"

Christ's Descent to the Dead in the Theology of Saint Ephrem the Syrian
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0267-5
Buchan’s work is an examination of the theological use of the doctrine of Christ's descent to the dead in the works of Saint Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-373 C.E.). Ephrem's conception of Christ's descent to Sheol provides us with an important and distinctive vision of the significance of this salvific event. Ephrem's use of Semitic and non-Western poetic forms and structures as a mode of theological discourse, coupled with his preference for imagery and symbolism rather than definition, resulted in a variety of vivid depictions of Christ's descent to Sheol. The doctrine is shown to be an integral and multifaceted component of Ephrem's theology.
$128.00

The Syriac Book of Steps 3

Syriac Text and English Translation
Translation and Introduction by Robert A. Kitchen & Martien F. G. Parmentier
ISBN: 978-1-59333-981-4
The Syriac Book of Steps collects 30 sermons by a late 4th century anonymous author in the Persian Empire. The author details the spiritual life, highlighting the duties and problems of two ranks of committed Christians, the Upright and the Perfect.
$67.00

Epiphanius von Salamis, Über die zwölf Steine im hohepriesterlichen Brustschild (De duodecim gemmis rationalis)

nach dem Codex Vaticanus Borgianus Armenus 31 herausgegeben und übersetzt
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0279-8
At the request of Diodorus, bishop of Tyre, Epiphanius of Salamis produced this exegetical treatise on the gemstones in the High Priest's breastplate. The oldest Christian work on gemstones, the the author deals with the stones according to their appearance and their medical benefit as well as their attribution to the twelve tribes based on Christian exegesis. Only extracts of this work are preserved in Greek. This volume provides the important – but hereto unconsidered – Armenian text with a German translation and commentarial annotations, as well as an English introduction.
$120.00

Grammar of Bar Hebraeus with Commentary

A Facsimile Edition from the George A. Kiraz Manuscript Collection
ISBN: 978-1-61719-923-3
This volume is a facsimile edition of a handwritten manuscript of Gregory Bar Hebraeus's Grammar of the Syriac Language from the private collection of George A. Kiraz.
$77.00

The Scope and Contents of Chingis Khan's Yasa

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 986
ISBN: 978-1-61143-923-6
Genghis Khan's law code, the Yasa, survives in fragments. This article lists the known provisions, from Berhebraeus, Juwaini, and Arab sources; Vernadsky considers it a supplement to Mongol custom for the multinational Empire.
$36.00

An Eastern Embassy to Europe in the Years 1287-8

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 957
ISBN: 978-1-61143-874-1
Rabban Sauma, a Syriac monk, travelled to Europe in 1287 as a diplomatic representative of the Mongols; this is his own account of his travels, the first translation into English.
$35.00

S. Ephraem Syri Commentarii in Epistolas D. Pauli

Ephrem the Syrian's Commentary on the Pauline Epistles, translated by the Mekhitarist Fathers
ISBN: 978-1-61143-296-1
Presented here are commentaries on the Letters of Saint Paul, translated into Latin from the Armenian version.
$186.00

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

Moses Bar Kepha: Commentary on Myron

Translation and Introduction by Baby Varghese
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0214-9
Moses bar Kepha: Commentary on Myron is an important witness to the history of the West Syriac Liturgy. Fr. Baby Varghese has translated the Syriac text into English for the first time.
$37.00

Jacob of Sarug's Homily on the Creation of Adam and the Resurrection of the Dead

Translation and Introduction by Edward G. Mathews Jr.
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0264-4
Mêmrâ 72 is a meditation on the fall of Adam and its consequences, subjecting all creation to corruption. God’s mercy, however, will restore everything to a spiritual, incorruptible state that will exist eternally in the unending light of Christ.
$34.00

Astronomie et cosmographie syriaques

Recueil d'articles de François Nau
Introduits et annotés par Emilie Villey & Henri Hugonnard-Roche
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0235-4
Cette série s’ouvre par la réédition d’articles de François Nau, publiés entre 1896 et 1910 dans la Revue de l’Orient chrétien et le Journal asiatique. L’œuvre de François Nau au service de la culture syriaque est immense et toujours consultée, tant il s’est consacré à la publication de textes qui n’ont souvent pas encore été repris ailleurs. Il a donc semblé utile de les republier dans une série de volumes thématiques, qui couvriront tous les champs de la culture syriaque.
$165.00

Le synaxaire géorgien

Redaction ancienne de l’Union arméno-géorgienne
Edited and Translated by Nikolai Marr
ISBN: 978-1-61719-890-8
The surviving text of a Georgian martyrology, on Stephen Protomartyr, Peter and Paul, shows the influence of Armenian Christianity on Georgia, and reflects 6th century preaching against Judaism.
$153.00

Bardaisan of Edessa

Introduction by Jan Willem Drijvers; By H.J.W. Drijvers
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0188-3
In this volume, a reprint of his 1966 monograph, H. J. W. Drijvers investigates the life and teachings of Bardaisan of Edessa, determining his place in the religious and cultural life of Edessa in the second half of the second century of the common era.
$163.00

Saint Michael the Archangel

Three Enconiums by Theodosius, Archbishop of Alexandria; Severus, Patriarch of Antioch; and Eustathius, Bishop of Trake: the Coptic Texts with Extracts from Arabic and Ethiopian Versions
Edited and Translated by E. A. Wallis Budge
ISBN: 978-1-61143-102-5
This work consists of three different encomia of the Archangel Michael, each dealing with a different miracle.
$206.00

An East Syrian Manuscript of the Syriac 'Masora' Dated to 899 CE (Volume 1)

A Facsimile Reproduction of British Library, Add. MS 12138
Prepared by Jonathan Loopstra
ISBN: 978-1-61143-896-3
This unique manuscript of the East Syrian Syriac ‘Masora’ is essential for any study of early Syriac vocalization, accentuation, and punctuation. This volume presents a facsimile reproduction of this ‘masoretic’ manuscript. An introduction and comprehensive scriptural indices will be included in a forthcoming volume.
$263.00

Les Langues et les Littératures Araméennes

ISBN: 978-1-61143-011-0
Jean Baptiste Chabot, who produced works like Synodicon Orientale, surveys the different branches of the Aramaic Aramaic languages and their extant literature in theology, science, and history, as well as inscriptions at archaeological sites. Chabot demonstrates his expertise in the field, drawing from sources as diverse as the Samaritan Bible and the Talmud, Oriental Christianity, Babylon and Mesopotamia. Originally written in 1910, it will still be of interest to scholars in the fields of Aramaic, linguistics, Syriac studies and Eastern Christianity.

$141.00

Book of the Holy Rites

According to the Rite of the Syriac Church of Antioch
ISBN: 978-1-61143-348-7
The present volume contains the Syriac text for the liturgies of the seven holy sacraments according to the rite of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch.
$192.00

Practical Guide to Conversational Syriac

dalīl al-takallum fī al-lugha al-suryāniyya
ISBN: 978-1-61719-460-3
This is a beginner’s guide to conversational Syriac with translations in French and Arabic.
$46.00

Contributions to the History of Syriac Folk-Medicine

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 852
ISBN: 978-1-61143-336-4
A collection of Syriac medical remedies, from a manuscript dated 1888; the origin is uncertain; the inscription mentions Galen.
$35.00

A Brief Study on the Origins of Arabic and Syriac Phrases in Italian, Spanish, French, English, Greek, and Latin

نبذة في أصول الألفاظ السامية... التي دخلت في اللغات الإيطالية والإسبانية... وبالعكس
ISBN: 978-1-61719-452-8
This book outlines the connections between the Arabic and European languages, giving a brief listing of European words and phrases with their Arabic equivalent.
$54.00

Syriac Christianity in the Middle East and India

Contributions and Challenges
Edited by Dietmar W. Winkler
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0247-7
This volume acknowledges the contributions of Syriac Christians in the fields of culture, education and civil society throughout the history in the Middle East and India, and examines the challenges of living and professing the Christian faith as a minority in a multi-religious and pluralistic society, giving special attention to religious freedom and personal status.
$165.00

History of Martyrs in Palestine, by Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea

Discovered in a Very Ancient Syriac Manuscript
Edited and Translated by William Cureton
ISBN: 978-1-60724-898-9
This volume contains the Syriac version, with English translation and copious literary and historical notes, of Eusebius’s small book on the martyrs of Palestine, edited from a Syriac manuscript dated to 411.
$163.00