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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


Practice Sheets for the Syriac Alphabet

I have just posted practice sheets for the Syriac alphabet on the Syriac Grammar page on Between the Perfect and the Doomed (https://markfrancois.wordpress.com/syriac-grammar/).  These letters are in the Estrangela script and show how letters are written when they are not attached to other letters. 374 more words


Ecolinguism in Israel: Another place where languages go to die

The modern State of Israel recognizes two official languages: Hebrew and Arabic. Nearly all of its Jewish citizens came from somewhere else within the last 2-3 generations. 732 more words


Mini Episode 1: Ephrem on the Nativity


In this episode, Gerhard talks about St. Ephrem the Syrian. Ephrem might rightly be called the Church’s greatest theologian-poet. Listen to this episode and you’ll find out exactly why, as Gerhard reads one of his hymns on the Nativity. 59 more words


Review: Basics of Classical Syriac

Steven C. Hallam is assistant professor and Chair of the General Studies department at Alaska Christian College in Soldotna, Alaska. He received his MDiv and PhD from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. 483 more words

Book Review

New books: Piovanelli, Apocryphités; Mimouni and Scopello (eds.), La mystique théorétique et théurgique

This year has seen a flood of publications from Brepols related to Gnosticism, mysticism, and apocrypha in antiquity. Two more I have just caught wind of are the following: 99 more words