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الاراميون الشعب السامي الثالث الرئيسي الدكتور فيليب حتي

Posted by on Sep 9, 2022 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on الاراميون الشعب السامي الثالث الرئيسي الدكتور فيليب حتي

الاراميون الشعب السامي الثالث الرئيسي * الدكتور فيليب حتي قبل ان يُسمى الآراميون بهذا الاسم كانوا قبائل من الرحل في بادية شمالي الجزيرة العربية . وكانوا كسائر البدو من قبلهم ومن بعدهم يضغطون من وقتٍ إلى آخر على اراضي جيرانهم النائية في بلاد بابل وسورية وهدفهم امتلاكها وقبل أن ينتصف الألف الثاني ق.م كانت هذه القبائل قد سكنت في...

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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 Sep 9, 2022 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 we...

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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 Sep 8, 2022 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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CHAPTER 9 TO 13 (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

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CHAPTER NINE TO THIRTEEN CATEGORIES OF SYRIAN POETS / VERSIONS OF THE HOLY BIBLE / THE DIATESSARON / SYRIAC ORTHOGRAPHY / COMMENTARIES ON THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS CHAPTER NINE Among the Syrian poets are found the genius, the gifted craftsman, and those who combine the qualities of each. You also find the mediocre poet and, finally, the scribbler of verse. In the first category St. Ephraim stands as a highly talented and immortal poet who won the crown of poetical genius by his masterpieces. Into splendid poetry which poured out of his heart without artificiality or constraint, he...

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Language and the Knowledge of God in Ephrem the Syrian Dr. David D. Bundy

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Language and the Knowledge of God in Ephrem the Syrian Dr. David D. Bundy WHO WAS EPHREM – EPHREM CONTEST – THE ISSUE – KNOWLEDGE – LANGUAGE Ephrem’s influence in the Syriac speaking churches was perhaps the most important factor in their early intellectual and spiritual development.1 His work largely determined the relationships between theological investigation, spirituality and liturgy. To each of these he gave a form and function. Even today his hymns are found in the liturgies of each of the Syriac -Arabic churches of the Middle East as well as those of...

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الدولة التاسعة ١ – ٢ : المنتقلة إلى ملوك العرب المسلمين من محمد بن عبدالله…. الى ” المقتدي بن محمد بن القائم ” غريغوريوس ابن العبري

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مقدمة قال القاضي صاعد بن أحمد الأندلسي صاحب قضاء مدينة طليطلة : إن العرب فرقتان فرقة بائدة وفرقة باقية. أما الفرقة البائدة فكانت أمماً ضخمة كعاد وثمود وطسم وجديس. ولتقادم انقراضهم ذهبت عنا حقيقة أخبارهم وانقطعت عنا أسباب العلم بآثارهم. وأما الفرقة الباقية فهي متفرعة من جذمين قحطان وعدنان. ويضمها حالان حال الجاهلية وحال الإسلام....

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