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Jacob of Sarug's Homily on Paul's Word to Seek What is Above and on Outer Darkness

Edited and Translated by Dominique Sirgy
Jacob of Sarug's homily on the Apostle Paul's advice to those who prioritise worldly matters, leading to an afterlife remote from God.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4464-4
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Publication Status: Forthcoming
Publication Date: Aug 8,2022
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 56
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4464-4
$25.00

Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the Apostle Paul's advice to those who prioritize worldly matters, leading to an afterlife remote from God. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.

Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the Apostle Paul's advice to those who prioritize worldly matters, leading to an afterlife remote from God. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.

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Contributor

Dominique Sirgy

Table of Contents (v)
Acknowledgments (vii)
Introduction (1)
Text and Translation (7)
   Memra 105 On that Word that Paul the Apostle said: ‘Seek what is Above... and Think about What is Above’, and on Outer Darkness (8)
Bibliography (45)
Index of Biblical References (47)