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Sources for the Study of the School of Nisibis (Paperback)

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The School of Nisibis was the most influential and prominent of the Aramaic-speaking Christian schools of late antique and early Mesopotamia. This volume provides for the first time an annotated translation of the major sources for the School of Nisibis--offering a close historical, linguistic, and thematic analysis. Aside from a general introduction and commentary on each translation, "Sources for the Study of the School of Nisibis" includes the "Cause for the Foundation of the Schools," which provides a history of learning from God''s creation of the world to the time of the text''s composition at the end of the sixth century; the last two chapters of an East-Syrian "Ecclesiastical History"; and, among other texts, a document composed by Simeon of Bet Arsham, a theological enemy of the School and its history.


Publisher Liverpool Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781846311611
SKU 208013478
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1846311616
Release Date 11/15/2008
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