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Syriac Grammars Collection (9 vols.)
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Begin your study of Syriac, and advance it to comprehensive mastery, with the Gorgias Press Syriac Grammars Collection. Learn the basic conventions and vocabulary of the language with basic grammars, and use advanced grammars and readers to see the nuances of Syriac at work in prose and poetry. This collection also features the latest in Syriac research, focusing on new methods in lexicography, the relationship of Syriac to other ancient languages, and the effect of technology on linguistic research.

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Advance your study of Syriac literature with the Gorgias Press Syriac Collection (9 vols.).

Key Features

  • Presents basic and advanced grammars
  • Details the latest theories in Syriac and lexical theory
  • Allows progression from the Syriac alphabet to advanced grammatical concepts

Individual Titles

‘Enbe men Karmo Suryoyo (Bunches of Grapes from the Syriac Vineyard): A Syriac Chrestomathy

  • Author: Martin Zammit
  • Series: Gorgias Handbooks
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 207

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Collected from the second until the thirteenth centuries AD, these 26 Syriac texts allow advanced students of Syriac to study documents reflecting a wide and varied range of subject matter, including history, ethnography, chemistry, astronomy, and linguistics.

‘Enbe men Karmo Suryoyo (Bunches of Grapes from the Syriac Vineyard): A Syriac Chrestomathy will be downloaded as two resources: Text and Notes.

Martin Zammit is associate professor Oriental studies at the University of Malta. A historian and linguist, he is the author of A Comparative Lexical Study of Qur’anic Arabic.

An Outline of Middle Voice in Syriac: Evidences of a Linguistic Category

  • Author: Margherita Farina
  • Series: Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 179

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Examine the results of research on the semantic value and functions of the Syriac verbal prefix et- and its conjugations. Margherita Farina proposes a unified account of the different values that are traditionally attributed to the Syriac et-stems, which are studied as being part of a system of interactions of different syntactical and semantic parameters.

Margherita Farina is research assistant for the New Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts produced by the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana. She has a PhD in linguistics and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Italian Journal of Linguistics.

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography: Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project

  • Editor: A. Dean Forbes and David G.K. Taylor
  • Series: Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 229

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Gain fresh insights on Syriac linguistics and lexicography with essays from an internationally acclaimed team of linguists and Syriac experts. Presenting a wide range of perspectives and methodology, authors place a strong emphasis on the influence and benefit of technology for lexical study.

A. Dean Forbes manages speech recognition research at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. He was educated at Harvard and the Pacific School of Religion. His interests include computer-assisted research in linguistics. He is the coauthor of Studies in Hebrew and Aramaic Orthography, Biblical Hebrew Grammar Visualized, and Spelling in the Hebrew Bible.

David G.K. Taylor is associate professor of Aramaic and Syriac, and fellow of Wolfson College. He is the author of The Syriac Versions of the De Spiritu Sancto by Basil of Caesarea.

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography II: Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project

  • Editor: P.J. Williams
  • Series: Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 192

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Address current issues is Syriac lexicography and other ancient languages with an international team of scholars. The essays in this volume discuss taxonomy, the Syriac passive participle, translating Greek verbs with alpha privatives into Syriac, the translation of Syriac particles, and the history of Syriac lexical classification.

P.J. Williams is the warden of Tyndale House, professor of divinity at the University of Cambridge, and honorary senior lecturer in biblical studies at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of Early Syriac Translation Technique and the Textual Criticism of the Greek Gospels and Studies in the Syntax of the Peshitta of 1 Kings. He has debated Bart Ehrman and actively blogs and at Evangelical Textual Criticism Blog.

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography III: Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project

  • Editors: Janet Dyk and Wildo van Peursen
  • Series: Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 311

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Open new horizons in lexical theory with these essays from an internationally acclaimed team of scholars and linguists. In this volume, authors discuss the place for enclitics in lexicography, the grammatical classification of words, translation technique, and using new technologies to aid in the lexicographer’s task.

Janet Dyk is assistant professor of Bible translation and senior research scientist on the Old Testament at the Free University of Amsterdam. She is the author of Computer Assisted Research on the Bible in the 21st Century and Language System, Translation Technique and Textual Tradition in Peshitta Kings.

Wido van Peursen is professor of Old Testament at the Free University of Amsterdam. He is the author of The Verbal System in the Hebrew Text of Ben Sira, The Two Syriac Versions of the Prayer of Manasseh, and Language and Interpretation in the Syriac Text of Ben Sira. A Comparative Linguistic and Literary Study.

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography V: Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project

  • Editor: Jonathan Loopstra and Michael Sokoloff
  • Series: Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 160

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Explore new forays into Syriac lexicography with these papers from an international team of authors. They work to develop contemporary and interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics and lexicography, with special emphasis on the use of modern techniques for ancient languages.

Jonathan Loopstra is associate professor of history at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Michael Sokoloff is professor emeritus of Hebrew and Semitic Languages at Bar Ilan University, Israel. He has been a visiting professor at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins University, and a fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is the author of A Dictionary of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic, A Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, and A Dictionary of Judean Aramaic.

Leshono Suryoyo: First Studies in Syriac

  • Author: John F. Healey
  • Series: Gorgias Handbooks
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 221

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Learn to read Classical Syriac with John Healey’s introductory grammar. This book provides essential preparation for those wishing to understand the traditional liturgical language of the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Church of the East, and the Chaldaean Church. From the first centuries of the Christian era, Syriac was used by the main theological and historical writers of this tradition, including Ephrem the Syrian, Philoxenus of Mabbogh, Thomas of Marga, and Barhebraeus.

Leshono Suryoyo: First Studies in Syriac will be downloaded as two resources: Text and Notes.

John F. Healey is emeritus professor at the University of Manchester and fellow of the British Academy. He is the editor of Journal of Semitic Studies, and the author of Law and Religion between Petra and Edessa, A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet, and Aramaic Inscriptions and Documents of the Roman Period.

Turra Mamlla: A Grammar of the Syriac Language, vol. 1: Orthography

  • Author: George Anton Kiraz
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 484

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Explore Syriac with this thematic presentation of Syriac orthography. Examining the long construction of words in Syriac, George Anton Kiraz shows how Syriac fits into the modern understanding of writing systems.

George Anton Kiraz is the cofounder of Gorgias Press, syriacist, engineer, and entrepreneur. He was born in Bethlehem to Syriac Orthodox parents, immigrated to the United States in 1983, and earned his PhD in computational linguistics from Cambridge. He designed the first Syriac computer fonts, and developed the proposal for encoding them in Unicode. His fonts are the most widely used Syriac computer fonts today. He is the author of Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament, Jacob of Serugh and His Times: Studies in Sixth-Century Syriac Christianity, and coeditor of the Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage.

The New Syriac Primer

  • Author: George Anton Kiraz
  • Series: Gorgias Handbooks
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 277

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George Anton Kiraz is the cofounder of Gorgias Press, syriacist, engineer, and entrepreneur. He was born in Bethlehem to Syriac Orthodox parents, immigrated to the United States in 1983, and earned his PhD in computational linguistics from Cambridge. He designed the first Syriac computer fonts, and developed the proposal for encoding them in Unicode. His fonts are the most widely used Syriac computer fonts today. He is the author of Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament, Jacob of Serugh and His Times: Studies in Sixth-Century Syriac Christianity, and coeditor of the Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage.

Product Details

  • Title: Syriac Grammars Collection
  • Publisher: Gorgias Press
  • Volumes: 9
  • Pages: 2,260