Using manuscripts from the British Museum, Sachau here presents a number of unique Syriac texts translated from Greek, including philosophical, medical, and maxim texts. The appendix includes astronomical texts from Sergius of Reshaina and Severus Sebokt.
In these two volumes, Sachau describes the large collection of Syriac, Christian Arabic (Arabic and Karshuni), and neo-Aramaic manuscripts held at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Helpful indices make it easy for researchers to find what they are looking for.
Sachau here publishes, with Latin translation, fragments of Syriac translations of the works of Theodore of Mopsuestia: commentaries on Genesis and the Minor Prophets, On the Incarnation, a Morning Hymn, and various short exegetical and theological fragments.
Sachau here gives an annotated German translation, with lengthy introduction, of the controversial Chronicle of Arbela, which gives sketches of 20 early bishops (104-511) of the city, including mention of martyrdoms under the Persians.
The present volume is the travelogue of Eduard Sachau, who visited various sites throughout the Middle East in 1879-80. Sachau focuses primarily on issues pertaining to topography and geography.
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