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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
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.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-897-2
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Publication Date: Nov 14,2013
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 584
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-60724-897-2
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Eminent Syriac and Arabic scholar William Wright here offers an edition of the homilies of the early Syriac father, Aphrahat. The work was originally proposed and begun by Cureton, but Wright took it up after his death. In the preface, Wright surveys the information known about Aphrahat from later Syriac writers: George, Bishop of the Arabs; Elias bar Shinaya; Barhebraeus; and Abdisho (the relevant sections from George and Elias are given in Syriac at the end of the preface). Naturally, he also deals there with the three manuscripts used for the edition, a task at which he is a widely recognized master; the manuscripts are dated to 474, 512, and sometime in the sixth century. The Syriac text itself includes both critical apparatus and notes on biblical citations, which are also indexed. Though an English translation was planned, it never appeared.

Eminent Syriac and Arabic scholar William Wright here offers an edition of the homilies of the early Syriac father, Aphrahat. The work was originally proposed and begun by Cureton, but Wright took it up after his death. In the preface, Wright surveys the information known about Aphrahat from later Syriac writers: George, Bishop of the Arabs; Elias bar Shinaya; Barhebraeus; and Abdisho (the relevant sections from George and Elias are given in Syriac at the end of the preface). Naturally, he also deals there with the three manuscripts used for the edition, a task at which he is a widely recognized master; the manuscripts are dated to 474, 512, and sometime in the sixth century. The Syriac text itself includes both critical apparatus and notes on biblical citations, which are also indexed. Though an English translation was planned, it never appeared.

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William Wright

  • Series Foreword (page 5)
  • Errata (page 514)
  • Index of Biblical Quotations (page 542)
  • Index of the Homilies (page 544)
  • Preface (page 583)
  • Dedication (page 584)
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