Posts made in July, 2017

SUMERIAN AND BABYLONIAN SCIENCE

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Articles, Library | 2 comments

SUMERIAN AND BABYLONIAN SCIENCE 1. THE SUMERIAN SCIENCE OF LISTS AS A SCIENCE OF ORDER Source: Von Soden, Wolfram (1985) Chapter 11 – Sumerian and Babylonian Science. In: The Ancient Orient – an introduction to the Study of the Ancient Near East. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Translated by Donald G. Schley. Soon after the invention of their writing system, the Sumerians began to compile smaller lists of cuneiform signs. With a system of word signs, sign lists are simultaneously word lists, having even a certain somewhat topical material...

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Journal of Early Christian Studies The Johns Hopkins University Press Porphyry on Christians and Others: “Barbarian Wisdom,” Identity Politics, and Anti-Christian Polemics on the Eve of the Great Persecution

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Library | Comments Off on Journal of Early Christian Studies The Johns Hopkins University Press Porphyry on Christians and Others: “Barbarian Wisdom,” Identity Politics, and Anti-Christian Polemics on the Eve of the Great Persecution

Journal of Early Christian Studies 13:3, 277–314 © 2005 The Johns Hopkins University Press Porphyry on Christians and Others: “Barbarian Wisdom,” Identity Politics, and Anti-Christian Polemics on the Eve of the Great Persecution* JEREMY M. SCHOTT This paper argues that we can better appreciate the motivations behind Porphyry of Tyre’s anti-Christian polemics if they are placed in the context of his larger philosophical project. Porphyry’s investigations of “foreign” religions and philosophies were based on asymmetrical distinctions between Greeks and barbarians that paralleled,...

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The Jacobites

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Library | Comments Off on The Jacobites

  The Jacobites have been referred to historically as members of the “West Christian Church,” also of the “Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and all the East.” Jacobite missionary activity, dating back to the earliest centuries of Christianity, led to the establishment of a branch in the Malabar region of southwestern India. The apostle Saint Thomas is credited with laying the foundation for the Malabar church. The Jacobites came into being under this name as a consequence of the intense Christological controversies that took place during the fourth and fifth centuries, when the...

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دور المراكز الثقافية السريانية في تفاعل العرب والمسلمين الحضاري / الدكتور حسين قاسم العزيز

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Library, دراسات سريانية | 0 comments

  مقدّمـة  في مساهمة متواضعة لإظهار القيمة الاجتماعية والحضارية لدور السريان في مساعدة العرب والمسلمين على التفاعل الحضاري مع الحضارة العالمية في العصر الوسيط  أقدّم هذا البحث الموجز لبعض جوانب مؤثّرات المراكز الحضارية في المشرق التي أمدّت مدارسها العلمية ، المحتفظة بالمؤلّفات الإغريقية – اللاتينية وبعض ترجماتها...

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A Tribute to Bishop Mor Gregorius Bulus Behnam (1914-1969) / Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Library | Comments Off on A Tribute to Bishop Mor Gregorius Bulus Behnam (1914-1969) / Dr. Matti Moosa

A Tribute to Bishop Mor Gregorius Bulus Behnam (1914-1969) Matti Moosa The first time I set my eyes on the young monk, Sarkis Behnam, later to be known as Bishop Gregorius Bulus Behnam, was on August 15, 1935 at the ancient Monastery of St. Matthew near Mosul, Iraq. On that day, Sarkis and three other students of the monastery’s seminary were ordained as monks.  Many dignitaries from Mosul and the neighboring villages went up to the monastery to attend the ordination ceremony. I was only eleven years old when my father took me along with him to witness the ceremony. I vividly remember...

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