This volume contains four East Syriac treatises: two dealing with words forms and lexicography, two dealing with the interpretation of difficult words in the Bible. The book will be of interest to students of Syriac grammar and biblical interpretation.
The ninth-century Syriac-Arabic lexicon of Bar Ali stands with Bar Bahlul’s as a main witness to contemporary Syriac lexicography. Hoffmann presents the first half of the work—the second was edited by Gottheil—with a critical apparatus.
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