History of Scholarship

Notes to Readers

Works Cited

Early-Modern Publications on Syriac (in chronological order)

G. Postel, Linguarum duodecim characteribus differentium alphabetum: introductio, ac legendi modus longè facilimus: linguarum nomina sequens proximè pagella offeret . Paris: Dionysium Lescuier, 1538 [Online]. Available: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k54507r.modeAffichageimage.f1.langEN

 

T. A. Albonesius, Introductio in Chaldaicam linguā, Syriacā, atque Armenicā, & decē alias linguas. Rome: J.M. Simoneta, 1539 [Online]. Available: archive.org/details/IntroductioInChaldaicamLinguSyriacA 

 

A. Canini, Institutiones linguae syriacae, assyriacae atque thalmudicae, una cum aethiopicae atque arabicae collatione. Paris: Carol Stephan, 1554 [Online]. Available: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k843294.r=Institutiones+linguae+Syriacae%2C+Assyriacae+atque.langEN

 

J. A. Widmannstetter, Ed., Liber sacrosancti evangelii de Jesu Christo, Domino & Deo nostro. Vienna: Zimmerman, 1555 [Online]. Available: https://www.wdl.org/en/item/9917/  

[Editio princeps of the Syriac New Testament].

 

J. A. Widmannstetter, Syriacae Linguae Iesu Christo eiusque Matri Virgini atque Iudaeis omnibus, Christianae redemptionis Evangelicaeque praedicationis tempore, Vernaculae & popularis, idioque à Novi Testamenti Scriptoribus quibusdam Hebraicae dictae. Prima Elementa. Vienna: Zimmerman, 1556 [Online]. Available: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0006/bsb00060059/images/index.html?id=00060059&groesser=&fip=193.174.98.30&no=&seite=2

 

J. Mercier, Tabulae in grammaticen linguae Chaldaeae, quae et Syriaca dicitur: multa enim de rabbinico et talmudico stilo traduntur; accessit ad calcem libellus de abbreviaturis Hebraeorum, quibus et in Masora, et talmudicis atque alijs scriptis passim vtuntur. Paris: Guillaume Morel, 1560 [Online]. Available: https://archive.org/details/TabulaeInGrammaticenLinguaeChaldaeae 

 

J. A. Widmannstetter, Ed., Liber Sacrosancti Evangelii De Iesv Christo Domino & Deo nostro Div. Ferdinandi Rom. Imperatoris designati iussu & liberalitate, characteribus & lingua Syra, Iesv Christo vernacula, Diuino ipsius ore co[n]secrata, et à Ioh. Eua[n]gelista Hebraica dicta.. Vienna: Zimmerman, 1562 [Online]. Available: archive.org/details/LiberSacrosanctiEvangeliiDeJesuChri 

[This is the second issue/variant B of the editio princeps of the New Testament. For more about it, see here]

 

I. Tremellius, Grammatica chaldaea et syra. Geneva: Henri Stephanus, 1569 [Online]. Available: https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_MKXcmbEvFpoC

 

J. A. Widmannstetter, Syriacae linguae prima elementa. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1572 [Online]. Available: https://archive.org/details/SyriacaeLinguaePrimaElementa

Volume 5 of the Antwerp/Plantin Polyglot (1572), containing the Syriac NT

 

G. L. F. D. L. Boderie, Dictionarium Syro-Chaldaicum Guidone Fabricio Boderiano collectore et auctore. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1573 [Online]. Available: http://www.bvh.univ-tours.fr/Consult/consult.asp?numtable=B372615206_48032C_4&numfiche=580&mode=1&index=215&ecran=0

From Volume 6 of the Antwerp/Plantin Polyglot (1572)

 

A. Masius, Syrorum peculium. Hoc est, vocabula apud Syros scriptores passim vsurpata. Antwerp: Christophor Plantin, 1572 [Online]. Available: http://www.bvh.univ-tours.fr/Consult/consult.asp?numtable=B372615206_48032C_2&numfiche=582&mode=3&offset=54&ecran=0

 

A. Masius, Grammatica linguae Syriacae. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1571 [Online]. Available: http://www.bvh.univ-tours.fr/Consult/consult.asp?numtable=B372615206_48032C_3&numfiche=581&mode=3&offset=58&ecran=0

 

G. Amira, Grammatica syriaca, sive chaldaica Amirae. Rome: Luna, 1596 [Online]. Available: https://archive.org/details/GrammaticaSyriacaSiveChaldaica

 

F. Naironus, Sacrosancta Jesu Christi Evangelia jussu Sacrae Congregationis de propaganda fide ad usum Ecclesiae nationis Maronitarum edita .. Rome: Sacred congregation for the propagation of the faith, 1703 [Online]. Available: archive.org/details/SacrosanctaJesuChristiEvangeliaJussu

Arabic-Syriac NT. Karshuni is Arabic written in the Syriac script. This volume contains an early discussion of the origins of Karshuni.

 

C. M. Agrell, Otiola Syriaca. Lund: Berlingianis, 1816 [Online]. Available: https://archive.org/details/OtiolaSyriaca

 

C. M. Agrell, Caroli Magni Agrelli appendicula: ad supplementa sua syntaxeos syriacae. Griefswald: Sumtu E. Mauritius, 1834 [Online]. Available: https://archive.org/details/SupplementaSyntaxeosSyriacae

 

C. M. Agrell, Supplementa ad Lexicon Syriacum Castellianum. Uppsala: Royal Academy, 1839 [Online]. Available: archive.org/details/SupplementaAdLexiconSyriacumCastelli

  

Photographs of Famous Syriac Scholars

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Anton Baumstark (1872–1948)

 

 

 

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Anton Baumstark (1872–1948)

 

 

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Carl Brockelmann (1868-1956)

 

 

Guidi

Ignazio Guidi (1844-1935)

 

 

Sachau

Eduard Sachau (1845–1930)

 

 

Noeldeke

Theodor Nöldeke (1836–1930)

 

 

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Theodor Nöldeke (1836–1930)

 

 

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Jan Pieter Nicolaas Land (1834–1897)

 

 

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William Wright (1830–1889)

 

 

Paul Anton de Lagarde

Paul Anton de Lagarde (1827—1891)

 

 

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J.S. Assemani (1687–1768)

 

 

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J.S. Assemani before Pope Clement XI (from M. Mercati, Metallotheca, 1717, on Google Books)