Posts made in September, 2012

Lesson Three

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Learn Syriac - تعلم اللغة السريانية, تعلم اللغة السريانية - Learn Syriac (Aramaic) | Comments Off on Lesson Three

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Lesson Two

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Learn Syriac - تعلم اللغة السريانية, تعلم اللغة السريانية - Learn Syriac (Aramaic) | Comments Off on Lesson Two

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Learn Syriac – Lesson One

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Learn Syriac - تعلم اللغة السريانية, تعلم اللغة السريانية - Learn Syriac (Aramaic) | 12 comments

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STUDIES IN SYRIAC LITERATURE

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Library, Tribute to Dr. Matti Moosa | Comments Off on STUDIES IN SYRIAC LITERATURE

This study is restricted to the literature of the syrian orthodox Church of Antioch. The systematic study of Syriac Literature and sciences and related subjects began in Europe at the close of the seventeenth century. Eastern writers, whether of early or recent periods, whether Syrians or not, did not concern themselves with the scholarly study of Syriac Literature until recently, when the Syrian Patriarch of Antioch, Mar Ignatius Aphram Barsoum, published his comprehensive work entitled al-Lu’Lu’ al-Manthur (The Unstrung Pearls), or, as he gives the title in French, Histoire des...

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St. Ephrem the Syrian

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Library, St. Afrem the Syrian | Comments Off on St. Ephrem the Syrian

The only authentic sources for Ephrem’s life are the occasional autobiographical allusions in his own work.  The fact that these usually contradict the popular “Lives” adds credibility to their statements.  He was born near Nisibis, a military outpost on the eastern edge of the Roman Empire.  He was the child of Christian parents (CHaer. 26, 10).  The often cited date of his birth, 306, cannot be substantiated.  He became a believer at an early age. (Hvirg 37, 10), and was probably baptized in his early teenage tears (CHaer 3, 13).  He became an early...

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