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A Brief Syriac Bio of an Arabic Poet

In the Chronicle of 1234, composed in Edessa in the mid-13th century, there is a brief notice of the poet al-Mutanabbi:

At this time a person named Mutanabbi was famous in poetry, and he had a book of poetry in Arabic writing, and he is greatly praised among the people of the Arabs.

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An old hymn to Christ

Theologians have struggled too much and the most important thing is charity and love among brothers and sisters, represented in the epistle of today by the CROSS. 335 more words

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Syriac in Salzburg

Courtesy of the yggdrasill mailing list:

MA in Syriac Theology – The University of Salzburg

The University of Salzburg invites applications now for its MA in Syriac Theology starting in October 2017.   113 more words


My Analysis of John 1:1 in Aramaic Peshitta

Aside from Greek as one of the ancient languages of the New Testament, Aramaic peshitta is also an ancient language that other people refer to. 369 more words


'We ought to understand Jesus within context first' - some thoughts on doing theology

A friend of mine likes to occasionally post religious questions on Facebook to inspire conversation. Today, I saw:

Before his Resurrection, did Jesus know that the Earth orbits the Sun?

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Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Koran, by Christopher Luxenberg

Christoph Luxenberg is a pseudonym and that’s your first hint about the book being produced for political reasons rather than scholarly ones – taking into consideration that there are thousands of other up-to-date books in the market that are circulated without being passed through the lens of any Islamic Authority and/or official Institution whatsoever. 46 more words