Posts made in March, 2015

Syrian Christian Writers In The World of Islam – Prof. Sidney H. Griffith

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Syrian Christian Writers In The World of Islam Disputes With Muslims in Syriac Christian Texts: From Patriarch John (d. 648) to Bar Hebreus (d. 1286) Prof. Sidney H. Griffith Professor of theology at the Catholic University of America, Washington D. C. The American Foundation for Syriac Studies When the Muslims came to power in Mesopotamia (al-Jazirah and al-Iraq) in the heart of the territories of the Syriac-speaking Christian communities of the patriarchate of Antioch, and established at Basrah and Kufa the Arab communities that would be the centers of Islamic power in the vast territories...

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الاراميون الشعب السامي الثالث الرئيسي من كتاب “تاريخ سورية ولبنان وفلسطين” الدكتور فيليب حتي

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الاراميون الشعب السامي الثالث الرئيسي * من كتاب “تاريخ سورية ولبنان وفلسطين” الدكتور فيليب حتي قبل ان يُسمى الآراميون بهذا الاسم كانوا قبائل من الرحل في بادية شمالي الجزيرة العربية . وكانوا كسائر البدو من قبلهم ومن بعدهم يضغطون من وقتٍ إلى آخر على اراضي جيرانهم النائية في بلاد بابل وسورية وهدفهم امتلاكها وقبل أن ينتصف...

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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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THE SENTENCES OF THE SYRIAC MENANDER The Epitome of the Sentences of the Syriac ‘Menander

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Library | Comments Off on THE SENTENCES OF THE SYRIAC MENANDER The Epitome of the Sentences of the Syriac ‘Menander

The Epitome of the Sentences of the Syriac ‘Menander’ (I) Menander, the Sage, 2 Before everything, fear God, 3 and honor the one that  is older than you, 4 for thus you shall be honored by God. (2)        5 Flee from everything that is hateful. (3)        6 There is no one who follows his stomach or his lust, 7 who immediately shall not be dishonored and despised. (4)        8 Blessed is the man who has mastered his stomach and his lust. (5)        9 The main source of all good things is the fear of God: 10 it delivers us from all evil things, 11 and in your...

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