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To Train His Soul in Books
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To Train His Soul in Books explores numerous aspects of this rich religious culture, extending previous lines of scholarly investigation and demonstrating the activity of Syriac-speaking scribes and translators busy assembling books for the training of biblical interpreters, ascetics, and learned clergy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. xi
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  1. Part I: Poetry and Ephrem the Syrian
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. Syriac Strophic Poetry: Intercalated Psalms
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. 2. Efrén de Nisibe, Himnos de Virginitate, I-III
  2. pp. 23-54
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  1. Part II: Texts, Terms, Metaphors
  2. p. 55
  1. 3. Redeem Your Sins Through Works of Charity
  2. pp. 57-65
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  1. 4. A Monastic Setting for the Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel
  2. pp. 66-98
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  1. 5. A Syriac Life of Athanasius of Alexandria
  2. pp. 99-121
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  1. 6. The Radical Renunciation: The Ideal of msarrqûtâ
  2. pp. 122-133
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  1. 7. Housekeeping: An Ascetic Theme in Late Antiquity
  2. pp. 134-154
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  1. Part III: After Ephrem the Syrian
  2. p. 155
  1. 8. The Influence of Evagrius of Pontus
  2. pp. 157-175
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  1. 9. The Syriac Discourses of Beh Isho‘ Kamulaya
  2. pp. 176-188
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  1. 10. Ode to Joy
  2. pp. 189-204
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  1. Bibliography of the Works of Sidney H. Griffith
  2. pp. 205-236
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. 217
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