Posts made in August, 2015

CHAPTER 5 TO 8 (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 Aug 29, 2015 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on CHAPTER 5 TO 8 (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

  SYRIAC CALLIGRAPHY /MORPHOLOGY AND GRAMMAR / GENERAL RULES OF THE LANGUAGE AND DICTIONARIES; RHETORIC AND POETRY / THEMES OF SYRIAC POETRY CHAPTER FIVE Since the art of calligraphy is obviously connected with the language and literature, we have chosen to devote an earlier chapter to this question, which has been neglected by historians. Some scholars are of the opinion that Syriac calligraphy antedates that of the other peoples of the world, and that the Syrians taught mankind the early method of writing, from which the Phoenicians and other nations borrowed their scripts. Although...

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CHAPTER 1 TO 4 (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 Aug 28, 2015 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on CHAPTER 1 TO 4 (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 ONE – CHAPTER FOUR THE SYRIAC LANGUAGE / THE GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SYRIAC LITERATURE /THE CENTERS OF LEARNING / SYRIAN LIBRARIES CHAPTER ONE The Aramaic (Syriac) language is one of the Semitic tongues in which parts of the Holy Bible, such as the Prophecy of Daniel and the Gospel according to St. Matthew, were revealed.1 Some scholars consider it the most ancient of the languages of the world; even the more moderate ones consider it one of the oldest.2 The first established evidence of its ancient use is the passage in Genesis 37:47 about 1750 B.C.3 The Syriac language...

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WOMEN IN THE SYRIAC TRADITION Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Library, كتب | Comments Off on WOMEN IN THE SYRIAC TRADITION Susan Ashbrook Harvey

WOMEN IN THE SYRIAC TRADITION Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Brown University, USA. A Syriac apocryphal work, the Acts of Thomas holds that Christianity was brought to India by the apostle Judas Thomas in the middle of the first century AD. At the beginning of this document, two striking encounters with women take place. The first occurs soon after Thomas arrives in India as a slave, bought to serve King Gundaphorus as a carpenter. The only person to recognize that Thomas is not what he seems is a young Hebrew flute girl. A servant, the girl is portrayed as...

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Visual Aspects of the Transmission of Babylonian Astronomy and its Reception into Greek Astronomy J. M. STEELE

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Library | Comments Off on Visual Aspects of the Transmission of Babylonian Astronomy and its Reception into Greek Astronomy J. M. STEELE

ANNALS OF SCIENCE, Vol. 68, No. 4, October 2011, 453465 Visual Aspects of the Transmission of Babylonian Astronomy and its Reception into Greek Astronomy J. M. STEELE Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. Email: john_steele@brown.edu Summary Evidence for the transmission of Babylonian astronomy into the Greco-Roman world is well attested in the form of observations, numerical parameters and astronomical tables. This paper investigates the reception of Babylonian astronomy in the Greco-Roman world and in particular the transmission, transformation and exploitation of the layout of texts...

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Genesis of the Syriac Community in North America

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Library | Comments Off on Genesis of the Syriac Community in North America

This article was originally written by His Eminence Mor Polycarpos Adib Aydin, and later updated by The American Foundation for Syriac Studies. The presence of the Syrian Orthodox Church on American soil goes back to the late nineteenth century when religious persecution forced many faithful to leave their traditional homelands in Ottoman Turkey and emigrate to the United States and Canada. Genesis of the Syriac Community in North...

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