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The Commentary of Saint Ephrem on Genesis with an Arabic Translation


Syriac Text and Arabic Translation by Assad Sauma Assad
This book cantains the Syriac text of Saint Ephrem's Commentary on Genesis supplied with an Arabic translation and commentaries. Its text is one of the most beautiful texts in Syriac language. The book is good for the general readers and those who have interest in the Syriac fathers and churches.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-548-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Nov 4,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 392
Language: Arabic
ISBN: 978-1-61143-548-1
$180.00
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St. Ephrem's commentary is one of the oldest surviving commentaries on Genesis, and its manuscript is considered one of the oldest surviving Syriac manuscripts. The text is in prose and represents the beauty of Ephrem's style. Sauma's edition provides the Syriac text with an Arabic tanslation. The volume also gives a long introduction to the Syriac exegesis in its eastern and western traditions. Ephrem's Commentary is useful for the general readers, the clergymen as well as for the student of Syriac studies.

Ephrem's Syriac text is edited here in Serto (West Syriac) and is completely vocalized. Each page of the Syriac text is followed directly by its Arabic translation. This will help the reader in following the text and its translation easily. The facing translation can also be used as a tool to study Syriac. Students not familiar with Arabic will find the vocalized Syriac text helpful in reading St. Ephrem.

St. Ephrem's commentary is one of the oldest surviving commentaries on Genesis, and its manuscript is considered one of the oldest surviving Syriac manuscripts. The text is in prose and represents the beauty of Ephrem's style. Sauma's edition provides the Syriac text with an Arabic tanslation. The volume also gives a long introduction to the Syriac exegesis in its eastern and western traditions. Ephrem's Commentary is useful for the general readers, the clergymen as well as for the student of Syriac studies.

Ephrem's Syriac text is edited here in Serto (West Syriac) and is completely vocalized. Each page of the Syriac text is followed directly by its Arabic translation. This will help the reader in following the text and its translation easily. The facing translation can also be used as a tool to study Syriac. Students not familiar with Arabic will find the vocalized Syriac text helpful in reading St. Ephrem.

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Contributor Biography

Assad Assad

Assad Sauma Assad is a Syrologist and a teacher of Syriac in Stockholm. He holds a Ph.D degree in Semitic languages and Syrology from the university of Uppsala in Sweden. He has written som works in the field of Syriac studies among them, Bar-Hebraeus's Commentary on the Book of Kings, Uppsala 2003.

  • Table of Contents (page 389)
  • Acknowledgement (page 387)
  • 1. Introduction (page 386)
  • 1.1 (page 386)
  • 1.2 (page 383)
  • 1.2.1 (page 383)
  • 2.2.1 (page 378)
  • 3.2.1 (page 377)
  • 3.1 (page 376)
  • 4.1 (page 374)
  • 5.1 (page 371)
  • 6.1 (page 364)
  • 1.6.1 (page 364)
  • 2.6.1 (page 359)
  • 7.1 (page 355)
  • 2. Tafsiir Mar Aphraam (page 350)
  • Section 1 (page 331)
  • Section 2 (page 287)
  • Section 3 (page 233)
  • Section 4 (page 217)
  • Section 5 (page 211)
  • Section 6 (page 209)
  • Section 7 (page 189)
  • Section 8 (page 183)
  • Section 9 (page 177)
  • Section 10 (page 173)
  • Section 11 (page 171)
  • Section 12 (page 167)
  • Section 13 (page 159)
  • Section 14 (page 155)
  • Section 15 (page 151)
  • Section 16 (page 147)
  • Section 17 (page 133)
  • Section 18 (page 129)
  • Section 19 (page 127)
  • Section 20 (page 127)
  • Section 21 (page 123)
  • Section 22 (page 121)
  • Section 23 (page 119)
  • Section 24 (page 117)
  • Section 25 (page 117)
  • Section 26 (page 113)
  • Section 27 (page 109)
  • Section 28 (page 105)
  • Section 29 (page 101)
  • Section 30 (page 95)
  • Section 31 (page 93)
  • Section 32 (page 91)
  • Section 33 (page 91)
  • Section 34 (page 89)
  • Section 35 (page 83)
  • Section 36 (page 75)
  • Section 37 (page 69)
  • Section 38 (page 63)
  • Section 39 (page 59)
  • Section 40 (page 57)
  • Section 41 (page 51)
  • Section 42 (page 47)
  • Section 43 (page 27)
  • Section 44 (page 19)
  • 3. Conclusion (page 15)
  • 4. Al-'aayyaat allaty 'astashhad bihaa Mar Afraam (page 14)
  • Photos of Original Manuscript (page 10)
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