In these two articles, Zingerle surveys, in German, fourteen poems from Isaac of Antioch and Jacob of Sarug. His aim is to look at how two different Syriac authors expound the same theme: the events surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion.
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-954-2 Publication Status: In Print Publication Date: Mar 23,2010 Interior Color: Black Trim Size: 6 x 9 Page Count: 51 Language: German ISBN: 978-1-60724-954-2 Price: $41.00 Your price: $28.70
In the two articles reprinted here from the Theologische Quartalschrift, nos. 52 (1870) and 53 (1871), Pius Zingerle surveys, in German, two cycles of poems on Jesus’ suffering and death: six poems from Isaac of Antioch and eight from Jacob of Sarug. His aim is to look at how two different Syriac authors expound the same theme, in this case, the events surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion. Zingerle first gives a synopsis of the fourteen poems and then gives selections from them in German with brief commentary. The themes touched on include Jesus’ fulfilling of Old Testament texts, symbolism between Jesus’ actions and other biblical narratives, the Sacraments, the thieves beside Jesus at the crucifixion, virginity, the disciples’ flight at Jesus’ crucifixion, Peter’s denial, Jesus’ time in the grave as the fulfillment of the Old Testament Sabbath and the inauguration of the new creation, and the fact that Jesus really did suffer (against Docetism, etc.). This early survey of these two important Syriac authors remains valuable for its presentation of how Syriac writers interact with and preach Scripture.