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Who are the Assyrian Christians?

(Once again, this post is intended for a more general audience than what I usually do. You can see yesterday’s post for some helpful background; unfortunately, current events dictated a more immediate followup than I really had in mind.) 1,870 more words


"Evil head!" A term addressed to martyrs in hagiographic literature

While perusing the Armenian synaxarion over the weekend, I came across an expression that I remembered seeing in a Syriac text that I edited a few years ago. 453 more words


Two meteorological reports from the sixteenth century

As anyone who frequents this blog knows, manuscripts can be much more than simple receptacles for the main texts that their scribes copied. When present, colophons, notes, &c., may make a manuscript even more valuable and interesting. 369 more words


Interview 10: Robert

HELLO AND HAPPY 2015! This year is going to be a good one, y’all. I can tell. Let’s get to our first interview of the year! 4,537 more words

The Online Critical Pseudepigrapha

This site, edited by Ian Scott of Tyndale Seminary, contains online editions of many Old Testament Pseudepigrapha in various ancient and medieval languages, though the basis for most is Greek, with Latin also well represented. 178 more words

Early Christianity

Saturday Jan. 31 at 6:30, Praying for Unity with local Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Ethiopian congregations

This Saturday Night is the first Ecumenical Prayer in the DC Metro area with five priests from apostolic churches and their faithful participating together in one sprit. 62 more words

Building Churches, Building Bridges

Plans to build Turkey’s first new church in over ninety years were just yesterday confirmed. Since the creation of the republic in 1923, existing churches have been renovated, but no new non-Muslim religious buildings have been erected. 101 more words