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Foundations for Syriac Lexicography II

Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project


Edited by P. J. Williams; Managing Editor Beryl Turner
This volume is part of a series that addresses issues of Classical Syriac lexicography, and the lexicography of other ancient languages. The international team of authors invited to participate represents a wide range of disciplines and opens new horizons in lexical thinking. Essays in this volume discuss taxonomy, the Syriac passive participle, translating Greek verbs with alpha privatives into Syriac, the translation of Syriac particles, and the history of Syriac lexica. This book represents the forefront of Syriac lexical studies, and has much to offer those studying Greek and other Semitic languages as well.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-088-4
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Publication Date: Jun 17,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 212
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-088-4
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This volume is the second in a series that addresses issues related to a contemporary approach to Classical Syriac lexicography. The international team of authors invited to participate in this volume represents a wide range of disciplines and opens new horizons in lexical thinking.

The essays of Dean Forbes and Janet Dyk break new ground in discussions of taxonomy and are of relevance to lexicographers of any language: Forbes applies computational methods of pattern recognition to word distribution in the Hebrew Bible and discusses its application to grammatical classification, and Dyk examines the form and functions of the Syriac passive participle. Peter Williams examines matters involved in translating Greek words with alpha privatives into Syriac. In a joint article Terry Falla and Wido van Peursen discuss the syntax and translation of two Syriac particles, ger and dyn. Andreas Juckel provides scholars for the first time with the text of the Harklean margin to the Corpus Paulinum along with a detailed analysis. George Kiraz and Bishop Polycarpus Augin Aydin provide important information on Syriac lexica from the East that deserve to be more widely known in the West: Kiraz examines the lexical and grammatical works of Audo, Manna, and David, and Aydin provides an English translation of the methodology that Manna used in compiling his lexicon.

This book is at the forefront of Syriac lexical studies, and has much to offer those studying Greek and other Semitic languages as well.

This volume is the second in a series that addresses issues related to a contemporary approach to Classical Syriac lexicography. The international team of authors invited to participate in this volume represents a wide range of disciplines and opens new horizons in lexical thinking.

The essays of Dean Forbes and Janet Dyk break new ground in discussions of taxonomy and are of relevance to lexicographers of any language: Forbes applies computational methods of pattern recognition to word distribution in the Hebrew Bible and discusses its application to grammatical classification, and Dyk examines the form and functions of the Syriac passive participle. Peter Williams examines matters involved in translating Greek words with alpha privatives into Syriac. In a joint article Terry Falla and Wido van Peursen discuss the syntax and translation of two Syriac particles, ger and dyn. Andreas Juckel provides scholars for the first time with the text of the Harklean margin to the Corpus Paulinum along with a detailed analysis. George Kiraz and Bishop Polycarpus Augin Aydin provide important information on Syriac lexica from the East that deserve to be more widely known in the West: Kiraz examines the lexical and grammatical works of Audo, Manna, and David, and Aydin provides an English translation of the methodology that Manna used in compiling his lexicon.

This book is at the forefront of Syriac lexical studies, and has much to offer those studying Greek and other Semitic languages as well.

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ContributorBiography

P. J. Williams

pjw1004@cam.ac.uk

Beryl Turner

Beryl Turner is co-founder with Terry Falla of the International Syriac Language Project, and works with him on the lexicon A Key to the Peshitta Gospels.

Wido van Peursen

Janet Dyk

Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin

Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin (born Edip Aydin) is the Metropolitan and Patriarchal Vicar for the Archdiocese of the Netherlands of the Syriac Orthodox Church. He gained his Ph.D at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2011.

Dean Forbes

George Kiraz

George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, the Editor-in-Chief of Gorgias Press, and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He earned an M.St. degree in Syriac Studies from the University of Oxford (1991) and an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (1992, 1996). He has published extensively in the fields of computational linguistics, Syriac studies, and the digital humanities. His latest books include The Syriac Orthodox in North America (1895–1995): A Short History (2019) and Syriac-English New Testament (2020).

George is an ordained Deacon of the rank of Ewangeloyo (Gospler) in the Syriac Orthodox Church where he also serves on several Patriarchal, Synodal, and local committees. He lives in Piscataway, NJ, with his wife Christine and their children, Tabetha Gabriella, Sebastian Kenoro, and Lucian Nurono.

Andreas Juckel

Andreas Juckel is a Research Associate at the Oriental Department of the Institute for New Testament Textual Research, University of Muenster/Germany. His doctoral dissertation (1983, University of Bonn) provided an initial edition of Ktaba d-Durrasha (didactic poetry) of the East-Syriac writer Elija of Anbar. He is co-editor of the comparative edition Das Neue Testament in syrischer Überlieferung (cath. Epp. 1986, Pauline Epp. 1995-2002) and has published on textual criticism of the Syriac NT and on Syriac Lexicography. Inetje E. Parlevliet-Flesseman is a privat scholar who lives in Almelo/NL. She studied theology at the Groninger Universiteit and the Vrije Universiteit/Amsterdam and wrote a thesis entitled De Tekst van de Pesjitta in de Brief aan de Galaten (1993). Since 1992 she is associated with the Peshitta research of the Institute for New Testament Textual Research/Muenster.

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