Syriac Grammar With Bibliography, Chrestomathy And Glossary (Enlarged)

Syriac Grammar With Bibliography, Chrestomathy And Glossary (Enlarged)

by Eberhard Nestle, R. S. Kennedy
     
 

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A grammar, reader, and glossary

"Syriac, the language of the Christian Aramaeans, who had their headquarters in Edessa in northern Mesopotamia, is, in the first place, historically important, since it was through the medium of Syriac literature that Christian and philosophic learning passed to the Arabs and Persians, and even to India and China. In the

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A grammar, reader, and glossary

"Syriac, the language of the Christian Aramaeans, who had their headquarters in Edessa in northern Mesopotamia, is, in the first place, historically important, since it was through the medium of Syriac literature that Christian and philosophic learning passed to the Arabs and Persians, and even to India and China. In the second place, as a member of the North-Semitic group of languages, Syriac has a certain linguistic importance . . . [with regard to] the relation of Aramaic to Hebrew and Phoenician." —from the Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579109646
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
Ancient Language Resources: Series
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 5.83(h) x 8.27(d)

Meet the Author

Eberhard Nestle (1851-1913) was one of the great linguists of the nineteenth century. While he is best known for editing an edition of the Greek New Testament that became the world standard, he produced important works on the Septuagint, Vulgate, Peshitta, and Masoretic texts as well.

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