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Doctoral and Postdoctoral positions at Göttingen University

A slew of positions at both the doctoral and post-doctoral levels in the study of ancient culture and religion at Georg-August Universität Göttingen have opened up. 77 more words


Lord Hylton: Autonomy the best solution to problems of Middle East

A member of the House of Lords, Lord Hylton, spoke at a press conference yesterday after a two-day visit to the Cizîr Canton of Rojava, where he held a series of meetings, saying the system of democratic autonomy is the most successful system to resolve the problems of the peoples of the Middle East. 393 more words

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Old Georgian phrases and sentences 54 (Lk 4:23: Physician, heal thyself!)

Below is Lk 4:23 in the Old Georgian Adishi version, divided into phrases. For comparison, I also give Greek, Syriac (Peshitta), and Armenian (Künzle). (Since the online display of Syriac is still so sketchy depending on a machine’s setup, I give the Syriac in transliteration.) 102 more words


Job Opening: Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities (Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt University and Syriaca.org invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities. The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year. 504 more words


Two Women of Mardin v ISIS

Mardin, a stone-carved historic hillside city in southeast Turkey whose buildings gaze south towards Syria and the Fertile Crescent, boasts two famous women.

The first is the colourful Shahmeran, half-woman half-snake, a legendary creature from the shared mythology of ancient Mesopotamia. 714 more words


An Arabic scribal note in a Syriac manuscript

I have returned to the CFMM collection for some more cataloging work, and I am now continuing with a series of Syriac homiletic manuscripts, including especially the work of Jacob of Serug. 143 more words


Old Georgian phrases and sentences 50 (Mart. ʿAbd al-Masīḥ 22.1-3)

Not too long ago I pointed to a place in a Christian Palestinian Aramaic text translated from Greek where there was a conspicuous confluence of languages (see… 366 more words