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 ...
Theodore Bar Konai
Theodore Bar Konai (Syriac: ܬܐܕܘܪܘܣ ܒܪ ܟܘܢܝ) was a distinguished Assyrian exegete and apologist of the Church of the East, who seems to have flourished at the end of the eighth century. His most famo...
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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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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Jessie Payne Margoliouth
Jessie Payne Margoliouth née Smith (1856–1933) was a Syriac scholar.A daughter of Robert Payne Smith, she translated her father's Thesaurus Syriacus into English in 1903 as A Compendious Syriac Dictio...
Curetonian Gospels
The Curetonian Gospels, designated by the siglum syr, are contained in a manuscript of the four gospels of the New Testament in Old Syriac. Together with the Sinaiticus Palimpsest the Curetonian Gospe...
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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...
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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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, ...
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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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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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 ...
Book of the Bee
The Book of the Bee is an historical/theological compilation containing numerous Bible legends. It was written by Syrian Nestorian Solomon, Bishop of Bassora (Basrah) (c. 1222). It was written in Syri...
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...
Prose Life of Alexander
The Prose Life of Alexander is a Middle English prose romance extant in a single copy, found in the mid-fifteenth century Lincoln Thornton Manuscript. It was edited by J.S. Westlake for the Early Engl...
Book of Steps
The Book of Steps (Syriac: ܟܬܒܐ ܕܡܣ̈ܩܬܐ, Kṯāḇâ ḏ-Masqāṯâ; also known by the Latin name Liber Graduum) is an anonymous Syriac treatise on spiritual direction, probably written in the late fourth ce...
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...
British Library, Add. 14453
British Library Manuscript, Add. 14453, designated by number 66 on the list of Wright, is a Syriac manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment, according to the Peshitta version. Palaeographically i...
Thomas of Marga
Thomas of Marga, (Classical Syriac: ܬܐܘܡܐ ܒܪ ܝܥܩܘܒ, Taomá bár Yaˁqub) was an East Syrian bishop and author of an important monastic history in Syriac, who flourished in the 9th century CE. He was ...