Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

The present translation has developed slowly, in a variety of places, and in conversation with a number of different people. It is my great pleasure to thank them here.
Joseph Amar guided my study of Syriac during my doctoral studies at the University of Notre Dame...

Syriac Transliteration Chart

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pp. xi-xii

Abbreviations and Sigla

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pp. xiii-xvi

Bibliography

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pp. xvii-xxii

Introduction

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I. Ephrem and Syriac Christianity

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pp. 3-4

We can see Syriac Christianity’s earliest development only in shadowy form: through the scattered pieces of inscriptions,1 biblical translations,2 obscure religious poems,3 speculative treatises,4 and fantastical narratives.5 Syriac itself is the dialect of Aramaic that was spoken east of Palestine...

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II. Ephrem’s Life and Works

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pp. 5-14

While detailed sources for the life of Ephrem abound, their credibility has been seriously challenged over the last eighty years.13 The Syriac Life depicts Ephrem as having spent most or all of his life in Edessa,14 and emphasizes his meetings with Basil the Great,15 his travels to the Egyptian desert,16 and his...

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III. The Collection of the Hymns on Faith

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pp. 15-19

We know very little about how Ephrem wrote his hymn cycles, how the performances and the written compositions affected one another, and how the compositional and editing processes overlapped. Even in Ephrem’s shorter hymn collections, however, there is still evidence of a compositional...

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IV. The Audience and Context of the Hymns on Faith

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pp. 19-43

In his 1949 study of the HF, Edmund Beck stated that “[t]‍he major theme of all ... the Hymns on Faith is the defense of the Church’s teaching against the innovation of Arianism.”81 Unfortunately, we know only the broadest outlines of the process by which the teachings and canons of Nicaea came to...

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V. The Language of Investigation and Ephrem’sTheological Voice

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pp. 43-52

As we have looked at the fourth-century ideas and movements that gave rise to the HF, and within which the HF can be situated, we have returned again and again to Ephrem’s condemnations of “investigation.” As already stated, one of the most fascinating features of the HF is that, though their anti-subordinationist...

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VI. A Note on Translation

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pp. 52-54

Anyone who has tried to translate Ephrem’s poetry into readable English knows the challenges facing the translator. In the present work I have tried to represent Ephrem’s Syriac accurately, while still producing a readable English translation. Consistently, I have left out Syriac particles...

Hymns on Faith

Hymn One

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pp. 57-62

Hymn Two

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pp. 63-67

Hymn Three

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pp. 68-70

Hymn Four

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pp. 71-79

Hymn Five

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pp. 80-89

Hymn Six

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pp. 90-98

Hymn Seven

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pp. 99-104

Hymn Eight

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pp. 105-112

Hymn Nine

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pp. 113-120

Hymn Ten

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pp. 121-125

Hymn Eleven

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pp. 126-130

Hymn Twelve

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pp. 131-134

Hymn Thirteen

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pp. 135-137

Hymn Fourteen

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pp. 138-139

Hymn Fifteen

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pp. 140-141

Hymn Sixteen

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pp. 142-144

Hymn Seventeen

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pp. 145-147

Hymn Eighteen

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pp. 148-150

Hymn Nineteen

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pp. 151-153

Hymn Twenty

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pp. 154-156

Hymn Twenty-One

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pp. 157-159

Hymn Twenty-Two

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pp. 160-161

Hymn Twenty-Three

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pp. 162-164

Hymn Twenty-Four

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pp. 165-167

Hymn Twenty-Five

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pp. 168-171

Hymn Twenty-Six

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pp. 172-176

Hymn Twenty-Seven

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pp. 177-179

Hymn Twenty-Eight

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pp. 180-185

Hymn Twenty-Nine

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pp. 186-187

Hymn Thirty

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pp. 188-191

Hymn Thirty-One

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pp. 192-195

Hymn Thirty-Two

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pp. 196-198

Hymn Thirty-Three

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pp. 199-200

Hymn Thirty-Four

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pp. 201-202

Hymn Thirty-Five

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pp. 203-207

Hymn Thirty-Six

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pp. 208-212

Hymn Thirty-Seven

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pp. 213-217

Hymn Thirty-Eight

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pp. 218-222

Hymn Thirty-Nine

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pp. 223-224

Hymn Forty

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pp. 225-228

Hymn Forty-One

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pp. 229-232

Hymn Forty-Two

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pp. 233-236

Hymn Forty-Three

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pp. 237-239

Hymn Forty-Four

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pp. 240-243

Hymn Forty-Five

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pp. 244-247

Hymn Forty-Six

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pp. 248-251

Hymn Forty-Seven

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pp. 252-255

Hymn Forty-Eight

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pp. 256-258

Hymn Forty-Nine

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pp. 259-261

Hymn Fifty

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pp. 262-264

Hymn Fifty-One

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pp. 265-268

Hymn Fifty-Two

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pp. 269-272

Hymn Fifty-Three

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pp. 273-276

Hymn Fifty-Four

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pp. 277-280

Hymn Fifty-Five

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pp. 281-284

Hymn Fifty-Six

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pp. 285-288

Hymn Fifty-Seven

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pp. 289-291

Hymn Fifty-Eight

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pp. 292-295

Hymn Fifty-Nine

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pp. 296-299

Hymn Sixty

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pp. 300-304

Hymn Sixty-One

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pp. 305-309

Hymn Sixty-Two

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pp. 310-315

Hymn Sixty-Three

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pp. 316-320

Hymn Sixty-Four

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pp. 321-323

Hymn Sixty-Five

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pp. 324-327

Hymn Sixty-Six

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pp. 328-330

Hymn Sixty-Seven

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pp. 331-333

Hymn Sixty-Eight

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pp. 334-336

Hymn Sixty-Nine

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pp. 337-339

Hymn Seventy

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pp. 340-342

Hymn Seventy-One

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pp. 343-345

Hymn Seventy-Two

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pp. 346-348

Hymn Seventy-Three

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pp. 349-351

Hymn Seventy-Four

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pp. 352-355

Hymn Seventy-Five

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pp. 356-358

Hymn Seventy-Six

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pp. 359-360

Hymn Seventy-Seven

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pp. 361-364

Hymn Seventy-Eight

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pp. 365-368

Hymn Seventy-Nine

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pp. 369-373

Hymn Eighty

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pp. 374-376

Hymn Eighty-One (Hymn One "On the Pearl")

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pp. 377-380

Hymn Eighty-Two (Hymn Two "On the Pearl")

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pp. 381-383

Hymn Eighty-Three (Hymn Three "On the Pearl")

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pp. 384-386

Hymn Eighty-Four (Hymn Four "On the Pearl")

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pp. 387-389

Hymn Eighty-Five (Hymn Five "On the Pearl")

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pp. 390-392

Hymn Eighty-Six

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pp. 393-397

Hymn Eighty-Seven

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pp. 398-404

General Index

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pp. 405-420

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 421-425