[The Lord’s Prayer in Syriac and English], The Hexaglot Bible. Volume 5.

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Although the Syriac version of the Lord’s Prayer is a translation from the Greek New Testament, its cadences and vocabulary may evoke the Aramaic original that Jesus taught his disciples. The devotional practice of prayer has held great importance for many Syriac Christians. A 5th-century Syriac author wrote: “When evening comes, collect your thoughts and ponder over the entire course of the day: observe God’s providential care for you...consider the rising of the moon, the joy of daylight, all the hours and moments, the divisions of time, the sight of different colors, the beautiful adornment of creation, the course of the sun, how your own person has been protected; consider the blowing of the wind.... When you have pondered on all this, wonder at God’s love towards you will well up within you, and gratitude for his grace will bubble up inside of you.” -John the Solitary, translated by S. Brock in The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life (1987), 94-5.

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[The Lord’s Prayer in Syriac and English], The Hexaglot Bible. Volume 5.

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Although the Syriac version of the Lord’s Prayer is a translation from the Greek New Testament, its cadences and vocabulary may evoke the Aramaic original that Jesus taught his disciples. The devotional practice of prayer has held great importance for many Syriac Christians. A 5th-century Syriac author wrote: “When evening comes, collect your thoughts and ponder over the entire course of the day: observe God’s providential care for you...consider the rising of the moon, the joy of daylight, all the hours and moments, the divisions of time, the sight of different colors, the beautiful adornment of creation, the course of the sun, how your own person has been protected; consider the blowing of the wind.... When you have pondered on all this, wonder at God’s love towards you will well up within you, and gratitude for his grace will bubble up inside of you.” -John the Solitary, translated by S. Brock in The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life (1987), 94-5.

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“[The Lord’s Prayer in Syriac and English], The Hexaglot Bible. Volume 5.,” Gallery, accessed September 17, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/2638.