Annoucement: New Issue of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies
(Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2001)
PISCATAWAY, NJ, February 3, 2001 --
The Syriac Computing Institute (http://syrcom.cua.edu) published the January
2001 issue of its academic periodical Hugoye: Journal of Syriac
Studies. The issue is free and contains two in memoriam articles,
two long papers, three short papers, two book reviews, and a number of
conference reports and announcements.
The two in memoriam
articles are on Fr. Yousef Habbi (1938-2000) by George Kiraz,
and on Prof. Julius Assfalg (1919-2001) by Hubert Kaufhold.
The first long paper is in
French and discusses the origin of the name of Bar cEbroyo by Jean Chelhod. The second paper is
on Simeon of Qalca Rumaita,
Patriarch Philoxenus Nemrod, and Bar cEbroyo by Hidemi Takahashi.
The three short papers discuss
exciting new recent discoveries: 1) Papyrus fragments from Deir al-Suryan by Fr.
Bigoul El-Souriany and Luk Van Rompay, 2) inscriptions from Takrit by
Amir Harrak, and 3) inscriptions from Deir al-Suryan by Luk Van Rompay
and Andrea Schmidt.
Book reviews include a review on
Hollerweger's Tur Abdin: Living Cultural Heritage by Edip
Aydin, a bibliography of books published in 2000 by Dr. Sebastian Brock, and a
review on Falla's A Key to the Peshitta Gospels by Andreas
The issue also contains one
conference report, and three announcements.
Published semiannually since 1988,
Hugoye is the only peer-reviewed academic journal that is dedicated
entirely to the Syriac tradition. It is available free of charge at http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye. The
journal is a founding member of the Association of Peer-Reviewed Electronic
Journals in Religion (http://purl.org/apejr).