Bible

Four separate pages at syri.ac serve to provide resources for the study of Syriac Bible. This guide explains each of the four pages available.

Syriac Bible

Following Brock's handout, this page was originally created to update and supplement the handout with materials found in the public domain. It was expanded in a major way in September 2017 to also include information on each biblical book from the major Syriac editions of the Bible. Looking books up in a Syriac Bible can often be time consuming due to the order of Biblical books being different in almost every single printed edition. This page circumvents the problem of book order by giving links directly to each book of the Bible in its major editions. Bibliography is given here for Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, and the reception of Tatian's Diatessaron.

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

While people have been studying OT Pseudepigrapha for centuries, there was no central place in which one could find resources on Syriac and Arabic OT Pseudepigrapha. This page was created based upon the work of J. - C. Haelewyck, Clavis Apocryphorum Veteris Testamenti. Turnhout: Brepols, 1998. This resource provides links to source texts (in Syriac, Arabic, and Garshuni) as well as bibliographic data for individual books where they are available in the public domain. 

New Testament Apocrypha

Following the OT Pseudepigrapha page, an equally important need presented itself in the area of NT apocrypha. This page was created using as its source text M. Geerard, Clavis Apocryphorum Novi Testamenti. Turnhout: Brepols, 1992. . Like its counterpart, this page provides links to source texts (in Syriac, Arabic, and Garshuni) as well as bibliographic data for individual books where they are available in the public domain. 

Sebastian Brock: Syriac Bible (2000)

Dr. Sebastian Brock created a handout which introduces the researcher to the broader discussion of the Bible in Syriac. Brock's handout contains an annotated bibliography for all versions of the Syriac Bible, general studies on the Syriac Bible, manuscript listings, dictionaries, concordances, and bibliographies. This work was foundational for all future pages on the Syriac Bible.