New Issue of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Vol. 7, No. 2, July 2004)
- Announcement: New Issue of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Vol. 7, No. 2, July 2004)
Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies
PISCATAWAY, NJ, August 10, 2004 -- Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute ( <http://www.bethmardutho.org> http://www.bethmardutho.org) published today a new issue of its peer-reviewed academic periodical Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Vol. 7, No. 2). The issue is available electronically on the Institute's home page, and will be available in-print later this year. (Volume 5, 2002, is now available in printed form; see subscription note below.)
The issue contains the following:
Priests, Laity and the <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2Menze.html> Sacrament of the Eucharist in sixth-century Syria.
Volker Menze, Princeton University
Abstract. The Eucharist formed the visible boundary between Chalcedonians and non-Chalcedonians in the fifth and sixth centuries. Non-Chalcedonian texts emphasize the difference of the Eucharists, but this does not necessarily imply that it was a widely accepted view. This paper analyzes the understanding of the Eucharist among parish priests and the laity.
The Colloquy of <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2Suomala.html> Moses on Mount Sinai: Where Syriac Christianity Meets Islamic Spain and Africa between the 16th and 19th Centuries.
Karla R. Suomala, Luther College
Abstract. In 1891, Isaac Hall published a Syriac dialogue that blends elements of Exod 19-34 in which Moses ascends Mt. Sinai to receive the Torah, and spends 40 days and nights with God. This dialogue between God and Moses incorporates legal and ethical issues, as well as explores issues of God’s origin and nature. The text seems to have no other counterparts in Syriac literature, but has parallels in four other manuscript traditions: 1) Arabic Christian, 2) Ethiopian Christian and Falasha, 3) East African Muslim, and 4) Spanish Muslim. This paper will explore those parallels, and investigate the possibility of a common source.
The Pearl of <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2Kitchen.html> Virginity: Death as the Reward of Asceticism in Mēmrā 191 of Jacob of Serug.
Robert Kitchen, Knox-Metropolitan United Church
Abstract. Jacob of Serug’s mēmrā, “On the bat qyāmā, a pure virgin, who departs from this world,” appears to be a funeral oration written on the death of a consecrated “daughter of the Covenant.” Jacob counsels those mourning that death is not the end, but the entrance into the angelic realm, the reward for a life of asceticism, virginity, and devotion to Jesus, the Īhīdāyā, her betrothed. The metaphor of the pearl applied to her virginity illustrates how she has ascended out of the iniquity of the world/sea to the glory of heaven through the power of her virginity and asceticism.
* Short Paper.
The Credentials of Mar <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2Kiraz.html> Julius Alvares, bishop of Ceylon, Goa and India Excluding Malabar.
George A. Kiraz, Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
Abstract. This brief article gives the Syriac text, with English translation, of the certificate of episcopal consecration given to Mar Julius Alvares, a Roman Catholic priest who joined the Syrian Orthodox Church in 1894. The text is compared with the alleged certificate of episcopal consecration given to Joseph René Vilatte, another convert, who was later excommunicated from the said Church.
* Publications and Book Reviews.
Wilhelm Baum and <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2PRCoakley.html> Dietmar W. Winkler, The Church of the East: A Concise History.
J.F. Coakley, Harvard University
Wilhelm Baum, <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2PRHorn.html> Schirin: Christin-Königin-Liebesmythos. Eine spätantike Frauengestalt - historische Realität und literarische Wirkung. Einführungen in das orientalische Christentum 3.
Cornelia Horn, Saint Louis University
Xavier Jacob et <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2PRMengozzi.html> Angelo Guido Calonghi, Les Chrétiens du Proche Orient après deux millénaires. Les vicissitudes des Communautés Chrétiennes du Proche Orient des débuts du Christianisme à la fin du IIme Millénaire, Tirrenia Stampatori, Torino 2002.
Alessandro Mengozzi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo
* Conference Reports
Christianity in <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2CRHunter.html> Iraq Seminar, SOAS, April 3, 2004.
Erica C.D. Hunter, University of Cambridge
Syriac Antiochian <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2CRLoopstra.html> Exegesis and Biblical Theology for the 3rd Millennium, Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Emmitsburg, June 25, 2004.
Jonathan Loopstra, The Catholic University of America
Summer <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2CRPennVanRompay.html> Seminar—Aramaic in Post-Biblical Judaism and Early Christianity, Duke University, July 14-23, 2004.
Michael Penn, Mount Holyoke College, and Lucas Van Rompay, Duke University
Session on Syriac <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2CRRamelli.html> Lexicography, International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Groningen, The Netherlands, July 25-28, 2004..
Ilaria Ramelli, Catholic University of Milan
Syriac Papers <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2CRSaintLaurent.html> at the North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Loyola University, Chicago, May 27-29, 2004.
Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, Brown University
Syriac <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2FCSyrStudiesWorkshop.html> Studies Workshop, Princeton University, May 4-6, 2005.
The Bible of <http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/temp/HV7N2FCBibleofEdessa.html> Edessa, Leiden, August 2, 2004.
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