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كتاب أخبار العلماء بأخبار الحكماء  للوزير جمال الدين أبي الحسن علي بن القاضي الأشرف يوسف القفطي المتوفي سنة ٦٤٦

Posted by on Feb 7, 2021 in Library | Comments Off on كتاب أخبار العلماء بأخبار الحكماء  للوزير جمال الدين أبي الحسن علي بن القاضي الأشرف يوسف القفطي المتوفي سنة ٦٤٦

أخبار العلماء بأخيار الحكماء

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the apology of Aristides

Posted by on Feb 6, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on the apology of Aristides

TRANSLATED FROM THE SYRIAC. Again, the apology which Aristides the philosopher made before Hadrian the king concerning the worship of God. [To the Emperor] Caesar Titus Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, from Marcianus Aristides, a philosopher of Athens. I. I, O king, by the grace of God came into this world; and having contemplated the heavens and the earth and the seas, and beheld the sun and the rest of the orderly creation, I was amazed at the arrangement of the world; and I comprehended that the world and all that is therein are moved by the impulse of another, and I understood that...

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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

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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 CHRONICLE OF EDESSA.

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This text was transcribed by Roger Pearse, Ipswich, UK SOME of the early Christian writers refer in very eulogistic terms to the archives of Edessa. The archives were, of course, the public or royal library of the city, the existence and value of which cannot be called in question. It included both Greek and Oriental books, and was therefore a depository from which literary men could largely benefit. Moses of Chorene consulted the books while compiling his history of Armenia. Eusebius of Caesarea declares himself to have been indebted to this library for his account of the conversion of...

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Introduction to Junillus’s Instituta Regularia Mesopotamian Scholasticism: A History of the Christian Theological School in the Syrian Orient

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Introduction to Junillus’s Instituta Regularia Mesopotamian Scholasticism: A History of the Christian Theological School in the Syrian Orient See also the Latin text and English translation of the Instituta Regularia Divinae Legis. In order to understand the Christian learning environment that produced Junillus’s Instituta Regularia Divinae Legis (c.542 C.E.), one must return to the ancient Hellenistic school. Although early Christianity encountered difficulties with the Greeks’ love of Homer and the Pantheon, the Church Fathers maintained a pedagogic, linguistic, and...

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