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Syriac Studies Library

The Syriac Studies Library brings back to active circulation major reference works in the field of Syriac studies, including dictionaries, grammars, text editions, manuscript catalogues, and monographs. The books were reproduced from originals at The Catholic University of America, one of the largest collections of Eastern Christianity in North America. The project is a collaboration between CUA, Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, and Brigham Young University.

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Syrisch-arabische Biographieen des Aristotles. Syrische Commentare zur Eisagoge des Porphyrios

Translation and Introduction by Anton Baumstark
ISBN: 978-1-61143-403-3
The surviving versions of the Syriac translation of Ptolemy's life of Aristotle (which contains Aristotle's will), and the Syriac commentaries on Porphyry's Isagoge; the only printed edition, with extensive introduction.
$43.68

A Selection from the Syriac Julian Romance

ISBN: 978-1-61143-333-3
Selections from the Syriac romance about the evils of Julian the Apostate, made into a reading for students with complete glossary.
$28.59

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.

$84.67

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.
$97.89

The Homilies of Aphraates, The Persian Sage

Edited from Syriac Manuscripts of the Fifth and Sixth Centuries in the British Museum
Edited with an Introduction by William Wright
ISBN: 978-1-60724-897-2
Wright’s edition of the homilies of the early Syriac father, Aphrahat, includes the text, critical apparatus, and notes on biblical citations, which are also indexed. The preface surveys Aphrahat’s life and deals with the manuscripts used.
$148.67

Notulae Syriacae

ISBN: 978-1-61143-592-4
William Wright presents here the Syriac text and English translation of extracts from a manuscript containing a previously unknown recension of the text “Secular Laws of the Emperors Constantine, Theodosius, and Leo.”
$17.82

Mois de Marie

Edited by Paul Bedjan
ISBN: 978-1-61143-404-0
An anthology of hymns and devotions to the Virgin Mary in ancient and modern Syriac, collected in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the proclamation of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception
$125.62

Bar Hebraeus's Book of the Dove

Together with some Chapters from his Ethikon
Translated and Annotated by A.J. Wensinck
ISBN: 978-1-61719-501-3
Barhebraeus' Book of the Dove, a manual for monks, with a spiritual autobiography, is here given in English translation with a substantial introduction (123 pages).
$110.64

Untersuchungen über die Geschichte des Königreichs Osroëne

ISBN: 978-1-61719-417-7
This volume is a good quality reprint of the 1887 edition of Alfred von Gutschmid's classic text. It will be of interest to scholars in the Syriac-speaking kingdom of Osroene (or Edessa).
$84.44

Rome et l'Église syrienne-maronite d'Antioche (517-1531)

Thèses, documents, lettres
ISBN: 978-1-61719-500-6
This volume constitutes a documentary history of the Maronites and their relationship to Rome from the 6th to the 16th century. The author provides texts in Latin, Arabic, Syriac, and French to illustrate this history.
$101.52

The Syrian Famine and the Armenian Atrocities

ISBN: 978-1-61143-580-1
Thérèse Philippe Bresse offers a lecture in which she informs her audience of her first hand account of the suffering of Syrian and Armenian people in the early twentieth century and appeals for their help in liberating them.
$23.40

La version syriaque de l’Octateuque de Clément

Traduite en français
Translation and Introduction by François Nau
ISBN: 978-1-61719-200-5
François Nau (1864–1931) in this volume gives a French translation of the so-called Octateuch of Clement from Syriac, which has many parallels with other canonical literature such as the Apostolic Constitutions and the Canons of Hippolytus.
$96.37

Inscriptions sémitiques de la Syrie, de la Mésopotamie et de la région de Mossoul

Edited and Translated by Henri Pognon
ISBN: 978-1-61719-418-4
This impressive volume is a collection of inscriptions, mostly Syriac, but also two in Akkadian and some in Aramaic, collected by Pognon during travels in the Middle East. They are accompanied with detailed notes and French translations.
$110.88

Lexidion et Onomasticon Codicis Nasaraei, cui Liber Adami Nomen

Mandaic-Latin Lexicon and Onomasticon to the Ginza (Liber Adami)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-398-9
This volume contains Norberg's Lexicon and Onomasticon—a descriptive and annotated list of the proper names—to the Mandaic cosmological work called the Ginza, or Sidra Rabba, also known as the Liber Adami (as here).
$131.12

Bardesanes Gnosticus Syrorum Primus Hymnologus

Commentatio Historico-Theologica
ISBN: 978-1-61719-230-2
August Hahn (1792-1863) here presents an early study of the famous marginal figure of early Christianity, Bardaisan. As is evident from the title of the book, Hahn is most concerned with Bardaisan as a hymnographer and a gnostic.
$89.70

Three Syriac Law codes

Richterliche Urteile des Patriarchen Chenanischo; Gesetzbuch des Patriachen Timotheos; Gesetzbuch des Patriachen Jesubarnun
Edited and Translated by Eduard Sachau
ISBN: 978-1-61719-189-3
Three Syriac law codes issued by Syriac Patriarchs under Muslim rule; they include ecclesiastical and civil law with a German translation.
$106.55

Colloquial Syriac

As Spoken by the Assyrian Levies
Compiled by Lieutenant R. Hart
ISBN: 978-1-61719-184-8
Guide, grammar, and phrasebook of Eastern Syriac as spoken by the native populace, written for officers in the British Mandate of Iraq so they could understand the language of the native military forces in the area.
$93.33

Die neu-aramaeischen Dialekte von Urmia bis Mosul

Texte und Übersetzung
Edited and Translated by Albert Socin
ISBN: 978-1-61719-177-0
This volume contains Neo-Aramaic texts, with German translation, from various regions between Urmia and Mosul, a collection of 27 narratives (including proverbs and songs) that offer a wealth of cultural information.
$106.08

Ephraem Syrus on the Repentance of Nineveh

A Metrical Homily on the Mission of Jonah
Translation and Introduction by Henry Burgess
ISBN: 978-1-61719-162-6
This volume contains English translations of five works of various lengths from St. Ephrem on the theme of repentance. The translator also includes a lengthy introduction, notes to the translation, and indices.
$109.71

Opuscula Monophysitica Ioannis Philoponi

Edited and Translated by A. Sanda
ISBN: 978-1-61719-173-2
The Philalethes of Severus of Antioch (d. 538) is one of the most important documents of anti-Chalcedonian christological writing. This volume contains the Syriac text, a Latin translation, and a brief introduction.
$115.44

Moses bar Kepha und sein Buch von der Seele

Translated and Annotated by Oskar Braun
ISBN: 978-1-61719-163-3
This volume contains a German translation of a fascinating work on the soul in all its characteristics and aspects from the Syrian Orthodox author Mushe bar Kipho (d. 903).
$98.59

Histoire politique, religieuse et littéraire d'Édesse jusqu'à la première Croisade

ISBN: 978-1-61719-233-3
Rubens Duval, known for his Syriac grammar and editions of Syriac texts, here offers a complete historical study of Edessa up to the first Crusade. Everything from geography to language and literature to political interactions are covered.
$114.04

Severi Philalethes

Edited and Translated by A. Sanda
ISBN: 978-1-61719-172-5
The Philalethes of Severus of Antioch (d. 538) is one of the most important documents of anti-Chalcedonian christological writing. This volume contains the Syriac text, a Latin translation, and a brief introduction.
$109.36

S. Ephraemi Hymni de Virginitate

Ephrem’s Hymns on Virginity
Edited and Translated by Ignatius Ephrem II Rahmani
ISBN: 978-1-61719-310-1
Rahmani presents an edition of Ephrem’s poems “On Virginity,’ which in fact deal with a number of other subjects as well, especially biblical narratives. He presents the Syriac text, an annotated Latin translation, an introduction, and a brief lexicon.
$114.04

Les lettres d’Afrahat le sage de la Perse

Étudiées au point de vue de l’histoire et de la doctrine
ISBN: 978-1-61719-205-0
This volume, the author’s doctoral thesis, contains a detailed but concise study of Aphrahat’s Demonstrations. The main part of the book is divided into two parts: the Church in Persia, and doctrine in the Demonstrations.
$95.08