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1448-1449 George Kiraz - Preserving Culture in War: Aramaic

We continue our series of conversations focusing on the cultural ravages of the fighting in the Middle East by turning to the topic of Aramaic. The language has been spoken for more than 2,000 years in the region, and was the language that Jesus spoke (at least one of them). 61 more words

Recent Interview with Syriac Catholic Patriarch

This is a recent interview with H.B. Ignace III Yousif Yunan, Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch, as he talks about the situation of Christians in his country. 19 more words


Two witnesses to the Apocalypse of Paul in Syriac from Tehran

The Apocalypse of Paul (BHG 1460, CANT 325) is one of the more well known New Testament apocrypha in Syriac, with an edition and with translations into Latin, German, and English available (see bibliography below). 502 more words


Dried meat in Bar Bahlul

In a recent post, I mentioned Bar Bahlul’s source “the Proverbs of the Arameans”. Among other entries in his lexicon where he cites that source, here is another: 398 more words


A Syriac note (after 1965) from Tehran about manuscripts purchased from a Jewish bookseller

Among the few manuscripts of the Chaldean Church of St. Joseph in Tehran is a late (1896), huge codex (№ 5) with 71 memre of… 328 more words