Syriac literature
Syriac literature is literature written in the Syriac language, the classical Middle Aramaic. The majority of classical Syriac literature is of a Christian religious nature.The earliest Christian lite...
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Alexander romance
Alexander romance is any of several collections of legends concerning the mythical exploits of Alexander the Great. The earliest version is in Greek, dating to the 3rd century. Several late manuscript...
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Syriacists
Syriac studies is the study of Syriac language and Syriac Christianity. A specialist in Syriac studies is known as a Syriacist. Specifically, British, French, and German scholars of the 18th and 19th ...
Marganitha
The Marganitha (which translates as "Pearl") is the most concise teaching of the Assyrian Church of the East. Written by Mar Odisho, Metropolitan of N’siwin and Armenia, in 1298, the book is divided i...
British Library, Add. 17122
British Library, MS. Add. 17122, designated by number 137 on the list of Wright, is a Syriac manuscript of the New Testament, according to Peshitta version, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been...
Roman d'Alexandre en prose
The Roman d'Alexandre en prose (Prose Alexander-Romance) is one of many medieval "Alexander romances" relating the adventures of Alexander the Great, which were by then greatly elaborated with fantast...
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Tatian
Tatian the Assyrian (/ˈteɪʃən, -iən/; c. 120 – c. 180 AD) was an Assyrian early Christian writer and theologian of the 2nd century.Tatian's most influential work is the Diatessaron, a Biblical paraphr...
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Libro de Alexandre
The Libro de Alexandre is a medieval Spanish epic poem about Alexander the Great written between 1178 and c. 1250 in the mester de clerecía. It is largely based on the Alexandreis of Walter of Châtill...
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Ignatius Afram I Barsoum
Ignatius Aphrem I Barsoum (June 15, 1887 - June 23, 1957) was the 120th Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. He wrote, translated and published many scholarly w...
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Ignatius Ya`qub III
Mor Ignatius Jacob (Yaʿqub) III (October 12, 1912 – June 26, 1980) was the 121st Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church. He was skilled in and knowledgeable in Sy...
Jean Baptiste Abbeloos
Jean Baptiste Abbeloos (15 January 1836–25 February 1906) was a Belgian orientalist and Rector of the University of Leuven.
He was born 15 January 1836, at Gooik, Belgium. He was educated in the s...
National Library of Russia, Codex Syriac 1
National Library of Russia, Codex Syriac 1, designated by siglum A, is a manuscript of Syriac version of the Eusebian Ecclesiastical History. It is dated by a Colophon to the year 462. The manuscript ...
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British Library, Add. 12140
British Library, Add. 12140, Syriac manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 6th century. It is a manuscript of Peshitta. The manuscript is a lacuno...
Gorgias Press
Gorgias Press is an academic publisher of books and journals covering a range of religious and language studies that include Syriac language, Eastern Christianity, Ancient Near East, Arabic and Islam,...
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Giuseppe Simone Assemani
Giuseppe Simone Assemani (Arabic: يوسف بن سمعان السمعاني‎ Yusuf ibn Siman as-Simani, English: Joseph Simon Assemani, Latin: Ioseph Simonius Assemanus), 1687–1768, was a Lebanese Maro...
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Alexander the Great in the Qur'an
The story of Dhul-Qarnayn (in Arabic ذو القرنين, literally "The Two-Horned One", also transliterated as Zul-Qarnain or Zulqarnain), mentioned in the Quran, may be a reference to Alexander III of Maced...
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Didascalia Apostolorum
Didascalia Apostolorum, or just Didascalia, is a Christian treatise which belongs to the genre of the Church Orders. It presents itself as being written by the Twelve Apostles at the time of the Counc...
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John of the Sedre
John II of the Sedre (Syriac:Mor Yuhannon d'Sedraw) was the Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church from 631 until his death in 648.
John was a monk at Monastery of Ousebuna, ...
Syro-hexaplar version
The Syro-Hexaplaric version (also Syro-Hexapla) is the Syriac translation of the Septuagint based on the fifth column of Origen's Hexapla. The translation was made by Bishop Paul of Tella, around 617,...
Lamprecht
Lamprecht, surnamed Der Pfaffe (“The Priest”), was a German poet of the twelfth century. He is the author of the Alexanderlied (“Song of Alexander”), the first German epic composed on a French model.<...
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Hymn of the Pearl
The Hymn of the Pearl (also Hymn of the Soul, Hymn of the Robe of Glory or Hymn of Judas Thomas the Apostle) is a passage of the apocryphal Acts of Thomas. In that work, originally written in Syriac, ...
Philippe de Tarrazi
Viscount Philippe de Tarrazi (28 April 1865 - 7 August 1956), was a Lebanese polymath, Philanthropist, founder of the National Library of Lebanon and a founding member of the Arab Academy of Damascus...
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Ahiqar
Ahiqar or Ahikar was an Assyrian sage known in the ancient Near East for his outstanding wisdom. The Story of Ahikar, also known as the Words of Ahikar, has been found in an Aramaic papyrus of 500 B.C...
British Library, Add. 12137
British Library, MS. Add. 12137, designated by number 75 on the list of Wright, is a Syriac manuscript of the New Testament, according to Peshitta version, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been ...
British Library, Add. 14455
British Library, Add. 14455, Syriac manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 6th century. It is a manuscript of Peshitta. The manuscript is very lac...
Doctrine of Addai
The Doctrine of Addai is a Syriac Christian text, perhaps written about 400, which recites the Legend of the Image of Edessa as well as the legendary works of Addai and his disciple Mari in Mesopotami...
Syriac alphabet
The Syriac alphabet is a writing system primarily used to write the Syriac language from the 1st century AD. It is one of the Semitic abjads directly descending from the Aramaic alphabet and shares si...