Commentaries of Isho'dad of Merv, Bishop of Hadatha (c. 850 A.D.): Volume 3, Luke and John in Syriac

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Commentaries of Isho'dad of Merv, Bishop of Hadatha (c. 850 A.D.): Volume 3, Luke and John in Syriac

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The twin sisters Agnes Lewis (1843-1926) and Margaret Gibson (1843-1920) were pioneering biblical scholars who became experts in a number of ancient languages. Travelling widely in the Middle East, they made several significant discoveries, including one of the earliest manuscripts of the four gospels in Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic, the language probably spoken by Jesus himself. Originally published in the Horae Semitica series, this fascicule contains the Syriac text of an Assyrian bishop's biblical commentary. Considered by some to be the father of the Eastern Church, Isho'dad of Merv produced detailed discussions of most books of the Bible for his congregation in the ninth century. This volume, first published in 1911, is a detailed interpretation of the gospels of Luke and John, drawing from many ancient sources. Edited by Margaret Gibson, this is a valuable and informative resource for theologians by a key figure in Eastern Christianity.

Commentaries of Isho'dad of Merv, Bishop of Hadatha (c. 850 A.D.): Volume 3, Luke and John in Syriac was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in August 2011. The ISBN for Commentaries of Isho'dad of Merv, Bishop of Hadatha (c. 850 A.D.): Volume 3, Luke and John in Syriac is 9780511732188.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (August 2011)
ISBN9780511732188
ISBN-10051173218X
Product Code4491986
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