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Jacob of Sarug's Homily on the Fashioning of Creation (hardcover)

Edited and Translated by Edward G Mathews Jr
The long memra translated here in this volume presents the seven parts of the homily on Creation in a single volume.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4413-2
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Publication Status: Forthcoming
Publication Date: Nov 30,2021
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 452
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4413-2
$76.00

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 entire seven-part homily on the Fashioning of Creation. 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 entire seven-part homily on the Fashioning of Creation. 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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ContributorBiography

Edward G Mathews Jr

Edward G. Mathews Jr. has taught at The Catholic University of America, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary, University of Scranton, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Armenian Evangelical Seminary in Yerevan, and St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, among others. He now resides in rural Mansfield, Ct, where, when not translating Syriac and Armenian texts –mostly for Gorgias Press! – he hikes in the woods with his faithful companion Pino and does what he can to restore his 19th century colonial home.

Table of Contents (v)
Abbreviations (xi)
Preface (xiii)
Foreword (xv)

Introduction (1)
   Previous Translations (6)
   The First Day (8)
   The Second Day (9) 
   The Third Day (10) 
   The Fourth Day (14) 
   The Fifth Day (16) 
   The Sixth Day (20) 
   The Seventh Day (28) 
   Summary (35)

Text and Translation (41)
   The First Day (43)
   The Second Day (103)
   The Third Day (137) 
   The Fourth Day (177)
   The Fifth Day (221)
   The Sixth Day (265)
   The Seventh Day (347)

Bibliography of Works Cited (399)
   Primary Texts (399)
   Secondary Works (406)

Index (411)
   Names and Themes (411)
   Biblical References (427)

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