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9/26/2014

We just added 1 new book to our online catalog...

Syrians and the Others by Basil Lourié

List Price: $180.00 (today yours for only $162.00)

ISBN 978-1-4632-0424-2

The volume contains the first editions of a number of works of Syrian authors and a publication of Coptic liturgical texts. It also includes a discussion of the letters of Nicetas Stethatos available only in Georgian and other patristic/hagiographical topics.




9/23/2014

A New Issue of e-Gorgias
The new issue of the monthly e-Gorgias newsletter is now available on the web. The newsletter not only inform you about our recent releases and special sales, but also includes informative content of interest to the scholar and any interested readers. Our Gorgias Enthusiast of the Month section always provides an interesting list of books suggested by readers and scholars. All this information will be delivered straight to your inbox when you join our mailing list, so click here to join.

We invite you to read Issue 79 (September, 2014) now.


9/19/2014

The following 1 book will soon be back in print...

The Hidden Pearl by Sebastian Brock

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ISBN 1-931956-99-5-2

Although Hebrew had been the language of the ancient Israelite kingdom, after their return from exile the Jews turned more and more to Aramaic, using it for parts of the books of Ezra and Daniel in the Bible. By the time of Jesus, Aramaic was the main language of Palestine, and a number of texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls are written in Aramaic. Aramaic continued to be an important language for Jews and and is one of the languages found in the Talmud. Although the New Testament was written in Greek, Christianity had come into existence in an Aramaic-speaking region, and it was the Aramaic dialect of Edessa, now known as Syriac, that became the literary language of a large number of Christians living in the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire and in the Persian Empire, further east. Over the course of the centuries the influence of the Syriac Churches spread east to China (in Xian, in western China, a Chinese-Syriac inscription dated 781 is still extant), to southern India where the state of Kerala can boast more Christians of Syriac liturgical tradition than anywhere else in the world. Includes color photographs.




9/18/2014

We just added 5 new books to our online catalog...

The Epistle of the Number by Ibn al-Ahdab by Ilana Wartenberg

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ISBN 978-1-4632-0417-4

The first edition of The Epistle of the Number, composed in Syracuse, Sicily, at the end of the 14th century. It is the first known Hebrew treatise to include extensive algebraic theories and procedures, exposing novel mathematical vocabulary, and enhancing our understanding of the linguistic mechanisms which helped create scientific vocabulary in medieval Hebrew.



Soteriology as Motivation in the Apocalypse of John by Alexander Stewart

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ISBN 978-1-4632-0419-8

This monograph employs Toulmin’s model of argumentation analysis to examine how the Apocalypse of John motivates its hearers to respond to John’s prophetic apocalyptic exhortation. John’s visions of salvation and judgment provide the positive and negative grounds for motivational argumentation.



Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures IX by Ehud Ben Zvi

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ISBN 978-1-4632-0420-4

This volume incorporates all the articles and reviews published in volume 12 (2012) of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.



The Martyrs of Mount Ber'ain by Paul Dilley

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ISBN 978-1-4632-0421-1

The Martyrs of Mount Ber’ain is the poignant tale of three noble Iranian siblings who are martyred under Shapur II. Composed in the seventh century, it demonstrates enduring concerns of Christian self-definition in Iran, especially with respect to the Zoroastrian priesthood.



Samuel 1 & 2 According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation by Donald Walter

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ISBN 978-1-4632-0423-5

This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.




9/12/2014

Shipping Delays Due to Textbook Season

Because the end of summer means a rush on textbook orders, our warehouse has fallen a little behind. We apologize for any delays and expect to resume normal shipping times soon.


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Go to product page... The New Syriac Primer, 2nd Edition by Kiraz, George.

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The Syriac Book of Steps 3 by Kitchen, Robert, and Martien F. G. Parmentier.

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The Origins of the Islamic State by Hitti, Philip Khûri, and Francis Clark Murgotten.

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Die Lieder des Hafis by Brockhaus, Hermann.

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