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  • Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Middle East (esp. Syria and Iraq)
  • Middle Eastern languages and literature
  • Middle Eastern history and religion
  • Ethiopia (especially languages and history and religion)
  • Religious interactions between Jews and Muslims and Christians in the Middle East
  • Religious minorities in the Middle East (especially Christians)
  • Syriac Christians (Aramaic-speaking Christians in the Middle East and world-wide diaspora)
  • Languages

  • Ancient languages including Arabic
  • Publications

    • Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage

      Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage

      with Sebastian P. Brock, George A. Kiraz, and Lucas Van Rompay, Piscataway: Gorgias Press. A major reference work on the Syriac Christian tradition.

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    • Jacob of Sarug�s Homily on the Tower of Babel

      Piscataway: Gorgias Press. A translation of a Syriac Christian homily on the Hebrew Bible.

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    • In Search of Sources for Ibn al-Tayyib�s The Paradise of Christianity: Theodore Bar Koni�s Scholion

      published in the Journal of Canadian Society of Syriac Studies 14 (2014). 3-29. A study of the interaction of Syriac Christian and Arabic Christian biblical commentaries on Genesis.

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