Friday, March 16, 2007

The Peshitta: Literature and Liturgy

Forthcoming from Brill (after a wee wait):

Bas ter Haar Romeny, ed., The Peshitta: Its Use in Literature and Liturgy

Expected: May 2007
Monographs of the Peshitta Institute Leiden, 15; xxiv, 416 pp.
ISBN-13: 978 9004156 58 6; ISBN-10: 90 04 15658 5; ISSN: 0169-9008
€ 139.00 / US$ 188.00

Brill blurb:
For the first time, this volume brings together biblical scholars and specialists in Syriac liturgy and patristic literature. It contains introductory essays on the Syriac versions in the liturgy, the Syriac Old Testament commentary tradition, and the challenges posed to exegetes by the different Syriac versions of the New Testament, written by the leading scholars in the field. Twenty-one further contributions discuss the patristic and liturgical evidence for the development of the text of the Peshitta and other Syriac versions, as well as the reception and use of those versions in the exegesis and liturgy of the Syriac Churches. These studies are fully updated versions of the papers read at the Third Peshitta Symposium, held in Leiden, 12-15 August 2001.

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1 comment

  1. I meant to email, but I couldn't find the email address of the administrator. Rather than emailing you all individually, I thought I'd leave a not on the blog.

    Logos Bible Software has recently begun working on a digital edition of the Leiden Peshitta, with the entire running text of the Old and New Testament, plus deutero-canonical works.

    This will be the most accessible version every published. I thought you might be interested:

    The Leiden Peshitta

    Since this is obviously a large undertaking on our part, I'm wondering if you would contribute your support by mentioning it on your blog?