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Our library of articles shed light on a variety of subjects tied to the Syriac culture.

East of the Euphrates : Early Christianity in Asia – T.V. Philip

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Articles, Library | 0 comments

T. V. Philip, born in India and a lay member of the Mar Thoma Church, has worked and taught in India, Europe, USA and Australia. He is a church historian, and a former Professor at the United Theological College, Bangalore, India. Published by CSS & ISPCK, India, 1998.This material was prepared for Religion Online by Ted and Winnie Brock. Chapter 2: Christianity in Edessa In the VERY early centuries of the Christian era, Rome was also an Asian Power. (One region of Asia, west of Euphrates was under the Roman rule.) Roman Syria extended from the Mediterranean up to Euphrates in western...

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West Syrian Rite

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Articles, Library | 0 comments

Catholic Information The rite used by the Jacobite sect in Syria and by the Catholic Syrians is in its origin simply the old rite of Antioch in the Syriac language. Into this framework the Jacobites have fitted a great number of other Anaphoras, so that now their Liturgy has more variant forms than any other. The oldest form of the Antiochene Rite that we know is in Greek (see ANTIOCHENE LITURGY). It was apparently composed in that language. The many Greek terms that remain in the Syriac form show that this is derived from Greek. The version must have been made very early, evidently...

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Islamic and Syriac Christian Apocalypses of the 7th and 8th Centuries Christopher WRIGHT, The Citadel

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Articles, Library | 0 comments

Abstract: The article examines the Syriac Christian and Arabic Muslim apocalypses of the 7th and 8th centuries. It explores the texts written in the Islamic and Syriac Christian apocalypses during the Islamic conquest of the Byzantine east wherein Christians were witnessing impact of the Arab conquests. It cites the apocalyptic writings that focused on the neglectful and immoral attitude of the Christians towards their faith and God and the Islamic conquests in civil wars with Byzantine. It also notes the congruence and parallelism demonstrated in apocalyptic narratives of the seventh and...

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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 Nov 29, 2018 in Articles, Library | 0 comments

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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مميزات كل من اللغتين العربية والآرامية في تطورهما / المطران بولس بهنام

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on مميزات كل من اللغتين العربية والآرامية في تطورهما / المطران بولس بهنام

  مما لا شك فيه اننا لا نستطيع دراسة كل لغة من هاتين اللغتين بمفردها , من ناحية نشوئها واكتمالها وتطورها , ما لم ننظر الى الاحوال التي مرّت بها أختها الثانية , وذلك لأنهما نشاتأ في ظروف متشابهة , وطرأت عليهما أحوال متقاربة . هذا من جهة , ومن جهة ثانية لا يمكن فصل أية لهجة من لهجاتهما عن رفيقاتها للعلاقات الوثقى التي تربط بعضها...

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تاريخ طـور عابدين – البطريرك أفرام برصوم – ترجمه الى العربية تلميذه غريغوريوس بولس بهنام – 3/ 2

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on تاريخ طـور عابدين – البطريرك أفرام برصوم – ترجمه الى العربية تلميذه غريغوريوس بولس بهنام – 3/ 2

الفصل الثاني عشر الى الفصل الثامن عشر أحاديث المؤرخين الكنسيين في دير قرتمين– أخباد متفرقة عن طور عابدين-الفصل الخامس عشر – الكتابات السريانية القديمة في طور عابدين- انشقاق طور عابدين عن الكرسي الرسولي- ابرشيات طور عابدين- العلماء والمؤلفون الذين تأدبوا في طور عابدين الفصل الثاني عشر – أحاديث المؤرخين الكنسيين في دير...

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