New Issue of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2003)
- Announcement: New Issue of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2003)
PISCATAWAY, NJ, January 28, 2003 -- Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute (http://www.bethmardutho.org) published today a new issue of its peer-reviewed academic periodical Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Vol. 6, No. 1). The issue is available electronically on the Institute's home page. This issue features four papers and nine book reviews, in addition to publication announcements, conference announcements, and advertisements.The first paper by Andreas Juckel offers a collation of the 5th/6th cent. Peshitta Gospel manuscript known as 'Codex Phillipps 1388' with the standard text of the Peshitta Gospels. The second paper by Robert Kitchen complements Gary A. Andersons monograph, The Genesis of Perfection, with two additional Syriac sources on the Garden of Eden in the Book of Steps and Philoxenus of Mabbug. The third paper by Edward G. Mathews is the latest and most complete attempt to record the incipits of the vast corpus of Isaac of Antioch, lauded by several of his contemporaries as one of the most prolific of all early Syriac authors. The fourth paper by Hidemi Takahashi examines the Syriac and Arabic sources of Bar cEbroyo (Barhebraeus) geographical works on the world's seas.The Book Reviews section contains the following reviews:
In the Publications Announcements section, Sebastian Brock continues his bibliographical series of recent published books. Bas ter Haar Romeny announces the journal Aramaic Studies.The Conference Announcements section covers the IV North American Syriac Symposium and the Syriac Computing Forum, both held jointly at Princeton (with a deadline extension notice), and the Public Lectures of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies, Toronto.In the advertisements section, Beth Mardutho provides a link to Amazon.com from which users are encouraged to make their purchases (to support the Institute), and announces the Institutes 10-Year Anniversary Raffle (tickets available on-line). The American Theological Library Association advertises ATLA Serials' Digital Journal Project of which Hugoye is a participant. Gorgias Press announces over 60 titles on Syriac studies. 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 electronic 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.
- Jan-Eric Steppa, John Rufus and the World Vision of Anti-Chalcedonian Culture.
Reviewed by Cornelia B. HORN
- Gary A. Anderson, The Genesis of Perfection: Adam and Eve in Jewish and Christian Imagination.
Reviewed by Robert A. KITCHEN
- David Wilmshurst, The Ecclesiastical Organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913.
Reviewed by Alessandro MENGOZZI
- Pier Giorgio Borbone, Storia di Mar Yahballaha e di Rabban Sauma. Un orientale in Occidente ai tempi di Marco Polo.
Reviewed by Alessandro MENGOZZI
- Christoph Luxenberg (ps.) Die syro-aramaeische Lesart des Koran; Ein Beitrag zur Entschlüsselung der Qur'ansprache.
Reviewed by Robert R. PHENIX Jr. and Cornelia B. HORN
- Aho Shemunkasho, Healing in the Theology of Saint Ephrem.
Reviewed by Ute POSSEKEL
- Kees den Biesen, Bibliography of St. Ephrem the Syrian.
Reviewed by Paul S. RUSSELL
- Wheeler M. Thackston, Introduction to Syriac.
Reviewed by Stephen J. SHOEMAKER