New Issue of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Vol. 5, No. 2, July 2002)
- Announcement: New Issue of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Vol. 5, No. 2, July 2002)
PISCATAWAY, NJ, August 1, 2002 -- Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute (http://www.bethmardutho.org) published today a new issue of its academic periodical Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Vol. 5, No. 2). The issue is available electronically on the Institute's home page. This issue features three papers, three brief articles, two book reviews, one conference report, four conference announcements, and three advertisements.Sadly, the issue begins with two obituaries: one of Prof. Dr. Han J. W. Drijvers (1934-2002) by J.J. Van Ginkel, and the second of Fr. Francis Mahieu of Kurisumala Ashram by Jacob Thekkeparambil.The first paper by Sebastian Brock gives an analysis and English translation of a sugitha (a dialogue poem), giving the lively verse dialogue between the Repentant Thief (Luke 23:43) and the Cherub guarding the entrance to Paradise (Genesis 3:24). The second and third papers by Marica Cassis and Wassilios Klein were originally presented at the American Oriental Society meeting which took place in Toronto in 2001. The former examines the bema in the East Syriac Church, and the latter explores Syriac writings in Central Asian tombstone inscriptions in Turkic languages.The first of the three brief articles is on Thecla in Syriac Christianity and is written by Catherine Burris and Lucas Van Rompay. The two other articles are on the newly discovered paintings and inscriptions at Deir al-Suryan in Egypt. The first is written by Matthew Martin, and the second by Karel Innemee and Lucas Van Rompay.In the Book Reviews section, Susan Harvey reviews Stephen Davis's The Cult of St. Thecla: a Tradition of Women's Piety in Late Antiquity. P.J. Williams reviews Jan Wilson's The Old Syriac Gospels: Studies and Comparative Translations. Additionally, John Joseph writes a response to a review of his book published in the previous issue of Hugoye.
One conference report is given on the Syriac papers presented at the last meeting of the North American Patristics Society by Kristian Heal, followed by conference announcements.In the advertisements section, Beth Mardutho provides a links to Amazon.com. The American Theological Library Association advertises ATLA Serials' Digital Journal Project of which Hugoye is a participant. Gorgias Press offers discounts on new reprints. Publishers interested in advertising in future issues of Hugoye may contact the General Editor at gkiraz@....Hugoye is XHTML 1.0 compliant, using cascading style sheets. Readers using older browsers such as Netscape 4.0 or IE 4.0 may not see the formatting as intended.The Journal is available electronically from www.bethmardutho.org.About Beth Mardutho and HugoyeEstablished in 1992, Beth Mardutho seeks to promote the study and preservation of the Syriac heritage and language, and to facilitate opportunities for people to pursue the study of this ancient legacy globally. Published semiannually since 1988, Hugoye is the only peer-reviewed academic journal that is dedicated entirely to the Syriac tradition. Hugoye is a founding member of the Association of Peer-Reviewed Electronic Journals in Religion. [www.bethmardutho.org]Join Beth MarduthoBe part of bringing the Syriac heritage into the third millennium. Become a member at www.bethmardutho.org.