Posts made in April, 2013

The Mara bar Sarapion Project

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Library | 2 comments

(Syrian Philosopher) The Syriac letter of Mara bar Sarapion still is accessible only through W. Cureton’s 1855 edition with English translation, B.P. Pratten’s translation in the ‘Ante-Nicene Fathers’ series (1867-72) and the German version by F. Schulthess (1897). Clearly these are products of a bygone era of scholarship. A new edition of this highly important document, together with a translation and a discussion of interpretative issues, is an urgent desideratum. This is the project undertaken by a small research team consisting of Annette Merz (New Testament Studies, Utrecht),...

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The letter of Mara bar Sarapion

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Library | Comments Off on The letter of Mara bar Sarapion

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...

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Journey into her own family’s history

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Library, The Genocide, Syfo | Comments Off on Journey into her own family’s history

A filmmaker makes a journey into her own family’s history to investigate the terrible truth behind her grandmother’s odd tattoos and, in the process, unveils the story of the Armenian women driven out of Ottoman Turkey during the First World War. Aired on the Al-Jazeera. Movie length (on youtube) 47:23.

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