Posts made in May, 2016

COMMEATARY AND TRANSLATION IN SYRIAC ARISTOTELIAN SCHOLARSHIP: SERGIUS TO BAGHDAD1 / John W. Watt

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on COMMEATARY AND TRANSLATION IN SYRIAC ARISTOTELIAN SCHOLARSHIP: SERGIUS TO BAGHDAD1 / John W. Watt

Abstract: This article considers the relationship between the composition in Syriac of commentaries on Aristotle and the translation of his treatises from the time of Sergius of Reshaina through to the Baghdad scholars of the 8th-10th centuries. Surveying the work particularly of Sergius, the scholarly translators of Qenneshre, and the interests of Patriarch Timothy I as evidenced in his letters, it argues that the translation activity up to the 8th century must be seen within the context of a school tradition in which the Syriac text of Aristotle was read in association with a written or...

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انتقال الطب اليوناني من السريان الى العرب / د. مايكل دولز / ترجمة : د. أدمير كوريه

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Library, دراسات سريانية | Comments Off on انتقال الطب اليوناني من السريان الى العرب / د. مايكل دولز / ترجمة : د. أدمير كوريه

  انها لحقيقة معروفة بان الثقافة الاسلامية ، في القرون الوسطى ، انتعشت كثيرا بواسطة العلوم اليونانية ، مما ادى فيما بعد الى قيام ما اطلق عليه بـ ” نهضة الحضارة الاسلامية ” (1 ) . اما الامر الذي لم يحظ باهتمام واف فهو الكيفية والأسباب التي ادت الى حدوث ذلك تاريخياً . بالنسبة لي يستحيل تقديم معالجة وافية لموضوع ضخم وصعب كهذا ،...

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St. Ephraim the Syrian (d. 373)

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on St. Ephraim the Syrian (d. 373)

St. Ephraim the Syrian (d. 373) (d. 373) St. Ephraim is unquestionably the master of the Syriac language and the poet par excellence of the Syrians. He possessed the innate properties of creativeness, poetic versatility, and the ability to present many meanings in few words. His style is solid, powerful, fluent and eloquent. In poetry he practiced an entirely new doctrine in which he was seldom rivaled. He distinguished himself by his abundant subject matter, fertile imagination and naturalness. In all these he takes palm. Into these poems he incorporated lofty ideas and noble meanings which...

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On The Incoherence of Some Orientalists and Their False Charges Against Our Learned Men and Their Refutation

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on On The Incoherence of Some Orientalists and Their False Charges Against Our Learned Men and Their Refutation

On The Incoherence of Some Orientalists and Their False Charges Against Our Learned Men and Their Refutation Although we recognize the excellence of Orientalists, their industry, effort and adroitness in studying our Syriac sciences and literature as well as the manuscripts which they edited or translated into their living languages, we find it imperative to allude to the incoherence of some of them and their false charges against our learned men or against historical facts connected with our dear country. They were motivated either by pride in their learning and skill, or vanity, or for...

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Mar Michael the Great (d. 1199)

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on Mar Michael the Great (d. 1199)

Mar Michael the Great (d. 1199) A great Father of the church and the choicest of the patriarchs of Antioch and a famous historian, Michael was born at Melitene in 1126. His father the priest Iliyya (Elijah) was from the Qindasi family. Michael’s uncle is Athanasius Zakka (Zacheas), metropolitan of Ayn Zarba (d. 1166). He became a monk at the Monastery of Mar Barsoum where he also was educated. He was ordained a priest and became the abbot of the monastery. The Holy Synod unanimously elected him a patriarch for the Apostolic throne, but he did not accept his election until the bishops...

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