Peshitta Canon Tables with Citations

I’ve worked through Pusey’s Tetravengelium Sanctum juxta Simplicem Syrorum Versionem in order to compile modern book, chapter, verse citations for the Peshitta adaptation of the Eusebian Canon Table system. It’s a more detailed set of sectioning and parallels, a clear improvement on the Eusebian. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t spread to replace the Eusebian system,Continue reading “Peshitta Canon Tables with Citations”

Eusebian Tables Citations and Index

I have compiled a version of the Eusebian canon tables simply listing all of the parallels by modern book, chapter, and verse citation, here. In addition, I have compiled a complete index of all of the citations, here. The index is complete, listing every set of parallels by book, chapter, and verse, not simply followingContinue reading “Eusebian Tables Citations and Index”

Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel, Rembrandt, and Belshazzar’s Feast

The image above of the very well-known painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, Belshazzar’s Feast, completed circa 1635, is probably the most striking depiction of the “writing on the wall” described in the biblical story in chapter 5 of the book of Daniel, with particular reference to verses 8 and 25 to 28. The story hasContinue reading “Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel, Rembrandt, and Belshazzar’s Feast”

Lectionaries Old and New

Lectionaries are wondrous things. The way that various sections of text are interwoven with others realize in their combination an effect on the hearer that the individual elements would not otherwise exert. The skilful literacy, thoughtfulness, and prayerful attention invested in their creation and elaboration is clear in this effect. I came to begin collectingContinue reading “Lectionaries Old and New”

Saint Isaac the Syrian Resources

It was mentioned by Kristian Heal on the Hugoye Syriac Studies list today that the fathers at Holy Transfiguration Monastery, just a hop, skip, and a jump from where I am writing this, have put together a website with a number of resources related to their two editions of the Ascetical Homilies of Saint IsaacContinue reading “Saint Isaac the Syrian Resources”