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Index Of Sources

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This index presents a list of ancient sources that occur in this book titled Jacob of Edessa and the Syriac Culture of His Day. The ancient sources include Old Testament, including Apocrypha, New Testament, Pseudepigrapha, selected ancient versions, classical, patristic, and Islamic sources, liturgical texts, and manuscripts. Jacob of Edessa (c.640-708) is considered the most learned Christian of the early days of Islam. The book discusses Jacob?s biography as well as his position in early Islamic Edessa, and gives a full picture of the various aspects of Jacob of Edessa?s life and work as a scholar and clergyman. Attention is paid to his efforts in the fields of historiography, correspondence, canon law, text and interpretation of the Bible, language and translation, theology, philosophy, and science.

Keywords: canon law; Jacob of Edessa; liturgical texts



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