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George Anton Kiraz

George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, and the president of Gorgias Press. He earned an MSt in Syriac Studies from Oxford University, and an MPhil and PhD from Cambridge University. He has an extensive list of publications in Syriac studies.

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Anton Kiraz’s Archive on the Dead Sea Scrolls

ISBN: 1-931956-38-3
No scholarly discovery in modern times has been cloaked in more controversy than the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is especially true of the actual find of Cave I in 1946–1947, and the claims and counter-claims of ownership that ensued. One such claim came from Anton D. Kiraz, the contact between Mar Samuel and Prof. Sukenik. Kiraz left an extensive archive of letters, documents, and an interview with the Bedouins who discovered the scrolls, which are published here. The archive not only reveals Kiraz’s claims of ownership, but also documents the minutest details concerning the discovery itself.
$162.00

The Syriac Alphabet for Children (Hardback)

ISBN: 1-59333-113-4
This booklet presents the Syriac alphabet according to the West Syriac script, known also as Serto. With twenty-two illustrations, it is a great introduction to the alphabet for children, parents, and students of Syriac.
$28.70

The Syriac Alphabet for Children (Paperback)

ISBN: 1-59333-112-6
This booklet presents the Syriac alphabet according to the West Syriac script, known also as Serto. With twenty-two illustrations, it is a great introduction to the alphabet for children, parents, and students of Syriac. Paperback version
$14.70

Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume 5)

Edited by George Anton Kiraz
ISBN: 978-1-59333-814-5
Widely regarded as a premier journal dedicated to the study of Syriac, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies was established in 1998 as a venue devoted exclusively to the discipline. An organ of Beth Mardutho, the Syriac Institute, the journal appears semi-annually and will be printed in annual editions. A peer-reviewed journal, Hugoye is a respected academic source for up-to-date information about the state of Syriac studies and for discovering what is going on in the field. Contributors include some of the most respected names in the world of Syriac today. This is Volume 5 of the journal from 2002.
$71.40

Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament

With a Skeleton Grammar by Sebastian P. Brock
ISBN: 1-931956-10-3
This is a Syriac-English dictionary based on word frequencies, tables of conjugations, a list of homographs, a list of Greek words, a skeleton grammar, and more. It is a necessary tool for any student of NT Syriac.
$46.20

History of the Syriac Dioceses (2-volume set)

The History of Syriac Dioceses, by the late Patriarch Aphram I of Antioch and all the East, is a synopsis of a much larger study still in manuscript form. This selected portion of this history, published for the first time in English translation (volume 1) along with the original Arabic text (volume 2), offers the reader an in-depth treatment of the conditions of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
From $88.20

Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels (4-volume set)

This new edition conveniently provides the text of all three versions of the Syriac Gospels in one place for the first time. Drawn from the best sources, they are carefully aligned so that their inter-relationship can immediately be seen and studied.
From $81.20

Texts and Translations of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (entire set) (11-volume set)

This invaluable eleven-volume set on the Chronicle of Michael the Great makes the scholarly resources on this unique manuscript available together for the first time. Now inaccessible, the Chronicle is the largest medieval chronicle known, and is available here for the first time in history as a facsimile copy of the original manuscript, as well as in a copy of the original Syriac, the French translation, an abbreviated Armenian recension, and Arabic versions. The Chronicle is one of the most important primary sources on the history of the Middle East, especially the period between the rise of Islam and the Crusades.
From $149.10

Arabic Texts of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Volumes 5-7) (3-volume set)

This invaluable two-volume set on the Chronicle of Michael the Great makes the scholarly resources on this unique manuscript available in its Arabic versions. The Chronicle is one of the most important primary sources on the history of the Middle East, especially the period between the rise of Islam and the Crusades.
From $134.40

Armenian Texts and Translations of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Volumes 8 & 9) (2-volume set)

This invaluable two-volume set on the Chronicle of Michael the Great makes the scholarly resources on this unique manuscript available for scholars interested in the Armenian version. This abbreviated Armenian recension and its French translation are here sold together. The Chronicle is one of the most important primary sources on the history of the Middle East, especially the period between the rise of Islam and the Crusades.
From $149.10

1 Maccabees According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation

English Translation by Philip Forness; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz & Joseph Bali
Series: Surath Kthob
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0585-0
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.
$105.00

Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (volume 17)

2014
General Editor George Anton Kiraz
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0567-6
Widely regarded as a premier journal dedicated to the study of Syriac, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies was established in 1998 as a venue devoted exclusively to the discipline. An organ of Beth Mardutho, the Syriac Institute, the journal appears semi-annually and will be printed in annual editions. A peer-reviewed journal, Hugoye is a respected academic source for up-to-date information about the state of Syriac studies and for discovering what is going on in the field. Contributors include some of the most respected names in the world of Syriac today.
$93.80

Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (volume 18)

2015
General Editor George Anton Kiraz
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0568-3
Widely regarded as a premier journal dedicated to the study of Syriac, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies was established in 1998 as a venue devoted exclusively to the discipline. An organ of Beth Mardutho, the Syriac Institute, the journal appears semi-annually and will be printed in annual editions. A peer-reviewed journal, Hugoye is a respected academic source for up-to-date information about the state of Syriac studies and for discovering what is going on in the field. Contributors include some of the most respected names in the world of Syriac today.
$100.10

2 Maccabees According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation

English Translation by Philip Forness; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz & Joseph Bali
Series: Surath Kthob
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0587-4
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.
$105.00

3-4 Maccabees According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation

English Translation by Philip Forness; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz & Joseph Bali
Series: Surath Kthob
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0588-1
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.
$105.00

Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (volume 16)

2013
General Editor George Anton Kiraz
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0280-4
Widely regarded as a premier journal dedicated to the study of Syriac, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies was established in 1998 as a venue devoted exclusively to the discipline. An organ of Beth Mardutho, the Syriac Institute, the journal appears semi-annually and will be printed in annual editions. A peer-reviewed journal, Hugoye is a respected academic source for up-to-date information about the state of Syriac studies and for discovering what is going on in the field. Contributors include some of the most respected names in the world of Syriac today.
$86.80

Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (volume 15)

2012
General Editor George Anton Kiraz
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0219-4
Widely regarded as a premier journal dedicated to the study of Syriac, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies was established in 1998 as a venue devoted exclusively to the discipline. An organ of Beth Mardutho, the Syriac Institute, the journal appears semi-annually and will be printed in annual editions. A peer-reviewed journal, Hugoye is a respected academic source for up-to-date information about the state of Syriac studies and for discovering what is going on in the field. Contributors include some of the most respected names in the world of Syriac today.
$93.80

Invitación a la lengua siriaca

By George Anton Kiraz; Edición y traducción española de Joan Ferrer & Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0636-9
A Spanish translation of George Kiraz's popular New Syriac Primer. This fruitful integration of scholarly introduction and practical application provides a primer that is more than a simple grammar or syntactic introduction to the language. Written in a style designed for beginners, Kiraz avoids technical language and strives for a reader-friendly inductive approach.
$48.00

Beth Qaṭraye

A Lexical and Toponymical Survey
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4139-1
This volume presents and analyzes information on the pre-Islamic and early Islamic historical geography and toponyms of the Beth Qaṭraye region as well as newly discovered vocabulary from a language referred to as Qaṭrāyīth (“in Qatari”) used by its inhabitants.
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