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The acts of Mār Māri the apostle /
translated with an introduction and notes by Amir Harrak.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
description
xxxvii, 110 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004130500 (cloth binding : alk. paper), 9789004130500 (cloth binding : alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
isbn
9004130500 (cloth binding : alk. paper)
9789004130500 (cloth binding : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- A. the manuscripts -- B. The date of the acts of Mār Māri -- C. The author -- D. Sources of the acts of Mār Māri -- The teaching of Addai -- Eusebius of Caesarea -- The Bible -- The Mesopotamian legacy -- Other sources -- E. literary considerations -- F. Mār Māri and the Christianization of Mesopotamia -- G. The present translation -- The acts of Mār Māri -- Appendix: Mār Māri in Liber turris -- List of variants -- Bibliography -- Index of Biblical quotations -- Index of place names -- Index of personal names -- Subject index.
language note
Syriac and English text; introd. and critical matter in English.
catalogue key
6293384
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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' The present edition and translation of the Acts of Mr Mr the Apostle makes available to a growing numbers of students an accessible and reliable guide to the tradition that traces the expansion of Christianity eastward from Edessa. As such, it will take its place alongside the classic edition of the Teaching of Addai by George Howard. The Syriac text of the Acts will be put to good use in Syriac reading groups. The English translation, the only one of its kind, will be welcomed by those who cannot read the text in original language and will be especially useful for courses in the history and literature of Syriacspeaking Christianity.'Joseph P. Amar, Review of Biblical Literature, 2006
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The Acts discuss the introduction of Christianity into Upper Syria, Mesopotamia and Persia at the end of, or slightly after, the apostolic age. This translation of the Acts is a useful source outlining the early history of Christianity in the Middle East.
Main Description
The Syriac Acts of M'r M'r? the Apostle discusses the introduction of Christianity into Upper Syria, Mesopotamia, and Persia at the end of or slightly after the apostolic age by M'r M'r'. The Acts continues the Teaching of Addai (Thaddaeus in Eusebius of Caesarea), one of the seventy disciples of Jesus, who dispatched Mar? from Edessa to the east. The Acts traces M'r?'s itinerary and preaching in Mesopotamia until his reaching Babylonia, where he founded the first church near the Hellenistic city of Seleucia on the Tigris. By the early fifth century, the birthplace of Christianity in Babylonia became the patriarchal seat of the Church of the East, whose ecclesiastical jurisdiction and cultural influence extended during the early medieval period as far as China. This volume contains the Acts of M'r M'r? in Syriac and a relevant account from Kit'b al-Majdal in Arabic, both translated for the first time into English. This annotated translation of the Acts of M'r M'r? offers specialists and lay people alike a major source dealing with the early history of Christianity in the Middle East.Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
Main Description
The Syriac Acts of M r M r the Apostle discusses the introduction of Christianity into Upper Syria, Mesopotamia, and Persia at the end of or slightly after the apostolic age by M r M r . The Acts continues the Teaching of Addai (Thaddaeus in Eusebius of Caesarea), one of the seventy disciples of Jesus, who dispatched Mar from Edessa to the east. The Acts traces M r s itinerary and preaching in Mesopotamia until his reaching Babylonia, where he founded the first church near the Hellenistic city of Seleucia on the Tigris. By the early fifth century, the birthplace of Christianity in Babylonia became the patriarchal seat of the Church of the East, whose ecclesiastical jurisdiction and cultural influence extended during the early medieval period as far as China. This volume contains the Acts of M r M r in Syriac and a relevant account from Kit b al-Majdal in Arabic, both translated for the first time into English. This annotated translation of the Acts of M r M r offers specialists and lay people alike a major source dealing with the early history of Christianity in the Middle East.Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).
Table of Contents
The manuscripts
The date of the acts of Mar Mari
The author
Sources of the acts of Mar Mari
The teaching of Addai
Eusebius of Caesarea
The Bible
The Mesopotamian legacy
Other sources
Literary considerations
Mar Mari and the Christianization of Mesopotamia
The present translation
The acts of Mar Mari : text and translationp. 1
Mar Mari in Liber Turrisp. 83
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