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قصة أحيقار

Posted by on Apr 12, 2022 in Articles, Library, دراسات سريانية | Comments Off on قصة أحيقار

 إنّها قصّة جميلة كتبت باللغة الآراميَّة قبل القرن الخامس قبل الميلاد في البلاد الآشوريَّة . وقد جاءت إشارة إلى هذه القصّة في ما كتبه ” اقليميس الإسكندري ” و ” سترابون ” ، واستخدمت في الترجمة اليونانيَّة لـ ” سفر طوبيا ” كما استعملها ” ديمقريطس ” و ” ميناندر   أما عن أصلها الآرامي فيقول “رينان” :...

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Maronites and the Anaphora of Patriach Mikhail the Great – Fadi BARUDI

Posted by on Apr 11, 2022 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Maronites and the Anaphora of Patriach Mikhail the Great – Fadi BARUDI

The maphrian Grigorios Ibn-al’Ibri (Barhebraeus-13th c.) is the author ofa book entitled “Manarat al-Aqdaas”. The same title was given to a book by the Maronite patriarch and historian Istifan ad-Duwayhi (17th c.) which implies that he was inspired by the title used by his predecessor. However, what concerns us in ad- Duwayhi’s book here is the part in which the historian refers to the anaphora of Patriach Mikhail the Great and which was used among other Syriac anaphorae current in the liturgy of the Maronite Church. In his description of the word anaphora, the number...

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The Aramaic Literature THE SENTENCES OF THE SYRIAC MENANDER * (Third Century A. D.) by T. BAARDA

Posted by on Dec 10, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on The Aramaic Literature THE SENTENCES OF THE SYRIAC MENANDER * (Third Century A. D.) by T. BAARDA

“Menander the Sage said: …” These words introduce a collection of wisdom sayings written in the Syriac language. The purpose of the author in drawing up this anthology of maxims was to show his readers how they could best live in a world in which good and evil, misfortune and fortune are mingled in an unpredictable way. Passing through a world of this nature, people need to be provided with direction, and the author gives such guidance by means of various counsels. The work is often designated a florilegium, and this seems to be a fairly good name for the collection,...

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الطلاسم – الاستاذ ايليا ابو ماضي في كلمة شك – والاب بولس بهنان في كلمة ايمان

Posted by on Aug 24, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on الطلاسم – الاستاذ ايليا ابو ماضي في كلمة شك – والاب بولس بهنان في كلمة ايمان

كلمة شك : لخص الاستاذ ايليا أبو ماضي فلسفته وآراءه في الحياة والوجود في قصيدة الطلاسم وهي قطع شعرية سداها الشك ولحمتها الحيرة , تدخل اليها وكلك آمال براقة وأحلام مجنحة , وتخرج منها وقد فقدت جميع آمالك ودفنت كل أحلامك المذهبة في تراب الحيرة . تلقاها وكلك ايمان بالله , وتغادرها وقد تسرب الى نفسك الف شك وارتياب . وما كان أغنى الجيل...

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The Bible at your fingertips …………… Click on any chapter….

Posted by on Aug 23, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on The Bible at your fingertips …………… Click on any chapter….

THIS IS REALLY NEAT, SOMEONE SURE WAS DEDICATED TO THIS..(God Bless all those who contributed). The Bible at your fingertips……………. Click on any chapter…….. Just click on the chapter number you want to read opposite the Book name in  the column on the left side. King James...

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Science of the Babylonia era

Posted by on Aug 23, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Science of the Babylonia era

ASTRONOMY Among the sciences, astronomy and astrology occupied a conspicuous place in Babylonian society. Astronomy was of old standing in Babylonia, and the standard work on the subject, written from an astrological point of view, later translated into Greek by Berossus, was believed to date from the age of Sargon of Akkad. The zodiac was a Babylonian invention of great antiquity and eclipses of the sun and moon could be foretold. There are dozens of cuneiform records of original Mesopotamian eclipse observations (see Wikipedia`s `Chronology of Babylonia and Assyria`). Observatories were...

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