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This volume presents the Syriac text of the commentary on the six days of creation by Jacob of Edessa known as the Hexaemeron.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-236-7
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Dec 28,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 277
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-61143-236-7
$152.00
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In patristic literature, there is a rich tradition of commentary on the six days of creation, commonly referred to as the Hexaemeron. Several Syriac authors took up the task of writing such a commentary, and one of the most well known is the creation commentary written by Jacob of Edessa (d. 708 CE) at the end of his life. The work is separated into seven books, with each book being dedicated to a different topic within the creation narrative. Jacob died before completing the work, but George, bishop of the Arabs, finished it. The present volume presents the text of Jacob's work in vocalized Serto script with two columns on each page. The text, which comes from a ninth-century Estrangelo manuscript, is edited and introduced by Julius Yeshu Çiçek.

In patristic literature, there is a rich tradition of commentary on the six days of creation, commonly referred to as the Hexaemeron. Several Syriac authors took up the task of writing such a commentary, and one of the most well known is the creation commentary written by Jacob of Edessa (d. 708 CE) at the end of his life. The work is separated into seven books, with each book being dedicated to a different topic within the creation narrative. Jacob died before completing the work, but George, bishop of the Arabs, finished it. The present volume presents the text of Jacob's work in vocalized Serto script with two columns on each page. The text, which comes from a ninth-century Estrangelo manuscript, is edited and introduced by Julius Yeshu Çiçek.

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Jacob of Edessa

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