Posts made in December, 2017

Two Aramaic Legal Documents Author(s): T. Kwasman

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Two Aramaic Legal Documents Author(s): T. Kwasman

The Aramaic clay tablets presented here are legal documents with Neo-Assyrian formularies.’ These texts are important as they attest to an Akkadian legal tradition and its adaptation to an Aramaic context. The fact that the writing material is clay is exceptional since one would expect an Aramaic document to be written on parchment or papyrus. Published examples of Aramaic docu- ments on clay are relatively uncommon although more are Two Aramiac legal...

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The Chronicle of Edessa

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Books, Library, The Chronical of EDDESA | Comments Off on The Chronicle of Edessa

                                                   The Chronicle of Edessa The Chronicle of Edessa is a history from the beginning of the kingdom of Edessa in the year 180 of the Greeks to the time of the Persian war between Justinian and Chosroes, in the year 540 A.D. The author’s name is unknown, but it is believed that he lived about 550 A.D. and was of the Catholic faith. The Chronicle of Edessa has benefited early Christian writers, as well as Moses of Chorene, Eusebius of Caesarea, and of course, present-day historians. 1. In the year 180 kings began to rule...

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ISLAM : Truth or Myth – An Ancient Syriac Translation Of The Kur’an Exhibiting New Verses And Variants. – Alphonse Mingana. D.D.

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Articles, Library | 1 comment

Foreward I AMONG the Syriac manuscripts brought recently from the East by the writer is one (numbered Mingana 89 and written about A.D. 1450) which contains controversial works against Jews, Nestorians, and Mohammedans by the West Syrian writer Barsalibi, who died in A.D. 1171. The treatise against the Mohammedans is divided into three discourses (maimré), subdivided into thirty chapters, two-thirds of which would offer no compensation for the trouble taken by a diligent reader intent on perusing them thoroughly. The last discourse, comprising chapters 25-30, is entirely composed of...

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مار أفرام السرياني

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Library | Comments Off on مار أفرام السرياني

وُلِدَ مار أفرام في سنة 306 م قرب بلدة نصيبين ، قاعدة عسكرية تقع على الحافة الشرقية من الإمبراطورية الرومانية ، كان ابناً لأب وأم مسيحيين كما نوّه بنفسه عن ذلك مراراً . ولكن لا يمكن أخذ هذا التاريخ كحقيقة ثابتة . أصبح مؤمناً في سن مبكرة ، وتعمّد على الأرجح في السنوات الأولى من شبابه . شارك بشكل فعلي في كنيسة نصيبين وهو مصدرنا...

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A Letter of Mara, Son of Serapion Tran. from Syriac

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on A Letter of Mara, Son of Serapion Tran. from Syriac

Mara, son of Serapion, to Serapion, my son: peace. When thy master and guardian wrote me a letter, and informed me that thou wast very diligent in study, though so young in years, I blessed God that thou, a little boy, and without a guide to direct thee, hadst begun in good earnest; and to myself also this was a comfort-that I heard of thee, little boy as thou art, as displaying such greatness of mind and conscientiousness:2 a character which, in the case of many who have begun well, has shown no eagerness to continue. On this account, lo, I have written for thee this record, touching...

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