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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…

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Early Christianity began among Aramaic speakers in Roman Palestine on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. According to the New Testament, it was in the Syrian city of Antioch that followers of this religious movement first took the name…

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The Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca Electronica (BHSE) is a guide to over 1,000Syriac stories, hymns, and homilies on Christian saints. These texts blossomed alongside the cult of the saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. While traditions…

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Qadishe (from the Syriac word meaning “saints”) is a scholarly catalogue of over 1,000persons venerated in the Syriac Christian traditions. Qadishe includes entries for saints native to the Syriac-speaking world as well as for biblical figures…

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The Syriac Gazetteer is a geographical reference work for places relevant to Syriac studies. This includes places named in Syriac texts, places of interest to those who work on Syriac texts, and places where scholarship on Syriac is being produced.…

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A Guide to Syriac Authors is a scholarly manual with entries on nearly 1,000 authors who wrote in Syriac or otherwise had an influence on Syriac literature. Today more than 20,000 manuscripts preserve texts in Syriac pertaining to theology,…

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Syriaca.org's research has been supported by the Dean’s Fellowship program of the Jean & Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University. In the Spring of 2016, a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Department of Religion, Alex Ayris (pictured here…

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Syriaca.org is a research collaborative that brings together students and faculty to preserve and document the history of Syriac. Over 50 student researchers have worked on the project including 20 Vanderbilt University students. The Vanderbilt…

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The value of using digital tools to preserve endangered cultural heritage can perhaps be best seen in the work of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) to prepare digital images of Syriac manuscripts threatened by war in Iraq and Syria. HMML…

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The American Council of Learned Societies (an organization promoting research in the humanities) issued a report in 2006 on the pressing issues confronting the study of the humanities in the age of the internet: “As more personal, social, and…
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