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+   Ambrose (Ps.-Justin Martyr) (1 works)
Hypomnemata: Against the Greeks - ܗܘܦܡܢܡܛܐ by Ambrose (Ps.-Justin Martyr)Ambrose (Ps.-Justin Martyr). “Hypomnemata: Against the Greeks - ܗܘܦܡܢܡܛܐ.” Based upon William Cureton ed., Spicilegium Syriacum (London: Rivington, 1855). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified December 4, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/525.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/525
+   Anonymous (104 works)
Odes of Solomon: Ode 40 by AnonymousOdes of Solomon: Ode 40.” Based upon James H. Charlesworth ed., The Odes of Solomon: The Syriac Texts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified July 6, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/183.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/183
Memra 20: On the Difficult Steps that are on the Road of the City of Our Lord - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܥܶܣܪ̈ܺܝܢ ܡܰܣ̈ܩܳܬܳܐ ܩܰܫܝ̈ܳܬܳܐ ܕܺܐܝܬ ܒܽܐܘܪܚܳܐ ܕܰܡܕܺܝܢ̱ܬܶܗ ܕܡܳܪܰܢ by AnonymousMemra 20: On the Difficult Steps that are on the Road of the City of Our Lord - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܥܶܣܪ̈ܺܝܢ ܡܰܣ̈ܩܳܬܳܐ ܩܰܫܝ̈ܳܬܳܐ ܕܺܐܝܬ ܒܽܐܘܪܚܳܐ ܕܰܡܕܺܝܢ̱ܬܶܗ ܕܡܳܪܰܢ.” Based upon Robert Kitchen and Martien Parmentier eds., The Syriac Book of Steps vol. 2 , Texts from Christian Late Antiquity,vol. 12b (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 31, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/207.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/207
Odes of Solomon: Ode 42 by AnonymousOdes of Solomon: Ode 42.” Based upon James H. Charlesworth ed., The Odes of Solomon: The Syriac Texts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified July 6, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/185.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/185
Testament of Adam - ܕܝܬܩܐ ܕܐܒܘܢ ܐܕܡ by AnonymousTestament of Adam - ܕܝܬܩܐ ܕܐܒܘܢ ܐܕܡ.” Based upon Michael Kmosko, Testamentum patris nostri Adam, Patrologia Syriaca, (Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1907) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified December 3, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/523.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/523
Chronicle of Zuqnin, Part 1 by AnonymousChronicle of Zuqnin, Part 1.” Based upon Jean Baptiste Chabot ed., Chronicon Pseudo-Dionysianum vulgo dictum: [pars] I, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium,vol. 91, 104 (Louvainn.d.) Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified December 1, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/517.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/517
+   Aphrahat (24 works)
Demonstration 8: On the Resurrection of the Dead - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܚܝܬ ܡܝ̈ܬܐ by AphrahatAphrahat. “Demonstration 8: On the Resurrection of the Dead - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܚܝܬ ܡܝ̈ܬܐ.” Based upon Jean Parisot ed., Aphraatis Sapientis Persae Demonstrationes, Patrologia Syriaca,vol. 1.1 (Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1894) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/8.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/8
Demonstration 4: On Prayer - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܨܠܘܬܐ by AphrahatAphrahat. “Demonstration 4: On Prayer - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܨܠܘܬܐ .” Based upon Jean Parisot ed., Aphraatis Sapientis Persae Demonstrationes, Patrologia Syriaca,vol. 1.1 (Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1894) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/4.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/4
Demonstration 15: On the Distinction between Foods - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܥܠ ܦܘܪܫ ܡܐ̈ܟܠܬܐ by AphrahatAphrahat. “Demonstration 15: On the Distinction between Foods - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܥܠ ܦܘܪܫ ܡܐ̈ܟܠܬܐ.” Based upon Jean Parisot ed., Aphraatis Sapientis Persae Demonstrationes, Patrologia Syriaca,vol. 1.1 (Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1894) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/15.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/15
Demonstration 11: On Circumcision - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܓܙܘܪܬܐ by AphrahatAphrahat. “Demonstration 11: On Circumcision - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܓܙܘܪܬܐ.” Based upon Jean Parisot ed., Aphraatis Sapientis Persae Demonstrationes, Patrologia Syriaca,vol. 1.1 (Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1894) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/11.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/11
Demonstration 23: On the Grapecluster - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܛܘܛܝܬܐ by AphrahatAphrahat. “Demonstration 23: On the Grapecluster - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܛܘܛܝܬܐ .” Based upon Jean Parisot ed., Aphraatis Sapientis Persae Demonstrationes, Patrologia Syriaca,vol. 1.2 (Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1907) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/23.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/23
+   Balai of Balsh (2 works)
On the Dedication of the Church as Qenneshrin - ܥܠ ܚܘܕܬܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܕܐܬܼܒܢܝܬ ܚܕܬܝܬ ܒܩܢܫܪܝܢ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ by Balai of BalshBalai of Balsh. “On the Dedication of the Church as Qenneshrin - ܥܠ ܚܘܕܬܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܕܐܬܼܒܢܝܬ ܚܕܬܝܬ ܒܩܢܫܪܝܢ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ.” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 30, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/503.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/503
On Bishop Acacius - ܥܠ ܡܪܝ ܐܩܩ ܛܘܒܢܐ ܐܦܣܩܘܦܐܚܕܬܝܬ ܒܩܢܫܪܝܢ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ by Balai of BalshBalai of Balsh. “On Bishop Acacius - ܥܠ ܡܪܝ ܐܩܩ ܛܘܒܢܐ ܐܦܣܩܘܦܐܚܕܬܝܬ ܒܩܢܫܪܝܢ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ.” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 30, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/504.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/504
+   Bardaisan (1 works)
Book of the Laws of the Countries - ܟܬܒܐ ܕܢܡ̈ܘܣܐ ܕܐܬܪ̈ܘܬܐ by BardaisanBardaisan. “Book of the Laws of the Countries - ܟܬܒܐ ܕܢܡ̈ܘܣܐ ܕܐܬܪ̈ܘܬܐ.” Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 15, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/186.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/186