Posts made in December, 2016

Bardesan, Dialogue on Fate / The Book of the Laws of the Countries

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Articles, Books, Library | Comments Off on Bardesan, Dialogue on Fate / The Book of the Laws of the Countries

This text was transcribed by Roger Pearse, Ipswich, UK A FEW days ago we went up to visit Shemashgram,2 our brother. And Bardesan came and found us there; and when he had felt him, and seen that he was well, he asked us, “What were you talking about, for I heard your voice from without as I was coming in?” For he was accustomed, whenever he found us talking about any thing before him, to ask us, “What were you saying?” that he might converse with us about it. We therefore said to him,” This Avida was saying to us: ‘That if God he one, as you say, and He...

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The Chronicle of Edessa

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Books, Library, The Chronical of EDDESA | Comments Off on The Chronicle of Edessa

                                                   The Chronicle of Edessa The Chronicle of Edessa is a history from the beginning of the kingdom of Edessa in the year 180 of the Greeks to the time of the Persian war between Justinian and Chosroes, in the year 540 A.D. The author’s name is unknown, but it is believed that he lived about 550 A.D. and was of the Catholic faith. The Chronicle of Edessa has benefited early Christian writers, as well as Moses of Chorene, Eusebius of Caesarea, and of course, present-day historians. 1. In the year 180 kings began to rule...

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Christianity in Edessa and the Syriac-Speaking World: Mani, Bar Daysan and Ephraem; The Struggle for Allegiance on the Aramean Frontier by Sidney Griffith

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Christianity in Edessa and the Syriac-Speaking World: Mani, Bar Daysan and Ephraem; The Struggle for Allegiance on the Aramean Frontier by Sidney Griffith

I Edessa and the Syriac Language In Late Antiquity the geographical area to the east of Antioch, stretching from the northern reaches of the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers westward almost to the Mediterranean sea, and southward to the environs of Damascus, was often called by the local inhabitants, Aram. The name is that of the biblical son of Shem, the son of Noah, from whom the Christian inhabitants of the area in later times derived their legendary ancestry (Genesis 10:22-23).1 At some point after the Seleucids gained power in the area in the fourth century before the...

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THE GREAT PERSECUTION – SAMUEH HUGH MOFFETT

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on THE GREAT PERSECUTION – SAMUEH HUGH MOFFETT

( 340 – 401 )  “[ Shapur II ] fell into a Violent rage [ against Shim’un ], gnashed his teeth, and stuch his hands together, saying: Shimun wants to arouse his disciples and his people to rebel against my Empire.  He wants to make them slaves of Caesar who, has the same religion as they have: that is why he disobeys my orders” – Bedjan, Acts of the Martyrs and Saints, 2:143. Translated by W . G . Young-Hand book, 278 The Great Persecution * Samuel Hugh Moffett APHRAHAT’S ninth Demonstration is called “On Persecution.” It draws attention to a bitter turn of...

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نينوى وبابل في ابان مجدهما

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on نينوى وبابل في ابان مجدهما

  بعد أن تقلص ظل الحكم الكوسي من بابل سنة 1169 ق . م حدث أن نور الحياة ومض فيه وقتاً قصيراً الا أنه عاد فتضاءل أمام الأنوار الوهًاجة التي أنبعثت من نهضة الدولة الآشورية في الشمال كان الآشوريون والبابليون من أرومة واحدة . ولكن إتصال الأولين بالشعوب الشمالية هذّب شيئاً من عقليتهم ولغتهم وأورثهم قساوة في طباعهم . ولم تكن نشأتهم...

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