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CHAPTER 9 TO 13 (Kitab al-Lulu al-Manthur fi Tarikh al-Ulum wal-Adab al-Suryaniyya) (History of Syriac Literature and Sciences) by Patriarch Ignatius Aphram Barsoum Translated By Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on Sep 8, 2022 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on CHAPTER 9 TO 13 (Kitab al-Lulu al-Manthur fi Tarikh al-Ulum wal-Adab al-Suryaniyya) (History of Syriac Literature and Sciences) by Patriarch Ignatius Aphram Barsoum Translated By Dr. Matti Moosa

CHAPTER NINE TO THIRTEEN CATEGORIES OF SYRIAN POETS / VERSIONS OF THE HOLY BIBLE / THE DIATESSARON / SYRIAC ORTHOGRAPHY / COMMENTARIES ON THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS CHAPTER NINE Among the Syrian poets are found the genius, the gifted craftsman, and those who combine the qualities of each. You also find the mediocre poet and, finally, the scribbler of verse. In the first category St. Ephraim stands as a highly talented and immortal poet who won the crown of poetical genius by his masterpieces. Into splendid poetry which poured out of his heart without artificiality or constraint, he...

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Language and the Knowledge of God in Ephrem the Syrian Dr. David D. Bundy

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Language and the Knowledge of God in Ephrem the Syrian Dr. David D. Bundy WHO WAS EPHREM – EPHREM CONTEST – THE ISSUE – KNOWLEDGE – LANGUAGE Ephrem’s influence in the Syriac speaking churches was perhaps the most important factor in their early intellectual and spiritual development.1 His work largely determined the relationships between theological investigation, spirituality and liturgy. To each of these he gave a form and function. Even today his hymns are found in the liturgies of each of the Syriac -Arabic churches of the Middle East as well as those of...

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الدولة التاسعة ١ – ٢ : المنتقلة إلى ملوك العرب المسلمين من محمد بن عبدالله…. الى ” المقتدي بن محمد بن القائم ” غريغوريوس ابن العبري

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مقدمة قال القاضي صاعد بن أحمد الأندلسي صاحب قضاء مدينة طليطلة : إن العرب فرقتان فرقة بائدة وفرقة باقية. أما الفرقة البائدة فكانت أمماً ضخمة كعاد وثمود وطسم وجديس. ولتقادم انقراضهم ذهبت عنا حقيقة أخبارهم وانقطعت عنا أسباب العلم بآثارهم. وأما الفرقة الباقية فهي متفرعة من جذمين قحطان وعدنان. ويضمها حالان حال الجاهلية وحال الإسلام....

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The Challenges that confronted the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch in the Era of Mar Michael the Great 1126-1199 A.D. Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim Metropolitan of Aleppo

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(1) The Syrian Orthodox historians have all agreed in their eulogistic tributes to our revered Patriarch Mar Michael the Great. They have appreciated his gifts, struggles, sacrifices and services. Patriarch Ephrem I Barsoum described him thus: “One of the greatest prelates of God’s church, one of the finest patriarchs of Antioch, a famous intellectual historian, whose name is eternal, whose endeavors are beautiful, whose ways are praised, whose virtues are known, and whose deeds are righteous.”1 I would like to summarize in my paper the most important challenges that...

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Theodora (Wife of Justinian I) – James Allan Evans

Posted by on Aug 11, 2022 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Theodora (Wife of Justinian I) – James Allan Evans

University of British Columbia Sources If we except the chroniclers, there are hardly any sources for Theodora that are written without parti pris. The most important, Procopius of Caesarea, who is our only source for the lurid details of Theodora’s early life, presented a different Theodora in each of his three works, the History of the Wars of Justinian in seven books to which an eighth was added later, the Anekdota orSecret History, to give it its popular name, an essay purportedly written immediately after the first seven books of the Wars were published and containing...

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نينوى وبابل في أبان مجدهما عن الانكليزية شكري جقي

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نينوى وبابل في أبان مجدهماعن الانكليزية شكري جقيالمؤسسة الامريكية للدراسات السريانية بعد أن تقلص ظل الحكم الكوسي من بابل سنة 1169 ق . م حدث أن نور الحياة ومض فيها وقتاً قصيراً الا أنه عاد فتضاءل أمام الأنوار الوهًاجة التي انبعثت من نهضة الدولة الآشورية في  الشمال كان الآشوريون والبابليون من أرومة واحدة . ولكن إتصال الأولين...

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