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Sources for the Study of the School of Nisibis


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Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction The School of Nisibis Identifying Barhdbeshbba On the Manuscripts, Translation, Notes and Terms The Transliteration of the Syriac Alphabet in this Volume Texts Simeon of Bet Arsham, 'Letter' on the 'Nestorianization' of Persia Introduction Translation and Notes Barhadbeshabba, Ecclesiastical History Introduction Translation and Notes Chapter Thirty One: 'The Life of Narsai' Chapter Thirty Two: 'The Life of Abraham of Bet Rabban' Barhadbeshabba, The Cause of the Foundation of the Schools Introduction Translation and Notes Mingana Fragment of the Cause Translation and Notes Portion of the Memra on the Holy Fathers by Rabban Surin Translation and Notes Appendix I: On the Manuscript Tradition of the Cause of the Foundation of the Schools Appendix 11: The Tree of Porphyry in the Cause of the Foundation of the Schools Appendix Ill: The Literary Dependence of the Cause of the Foundation of the Schools on the Ecclesiastical History Brief Glossary of Selected Terms Maps Bibliography Index of Biblical References Index of Proper Names Subject Index

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Adam H. Becker is Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, and Director of the Religious Studies Program, at New York University. His previous publications include Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom: The School of Nisibis and the Development of Christian Scholastic Culture in Late Antique Mesopotamia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006).

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