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+   Anonymous (88 works)
Martyrdom of Miles and his Companions - ܤܗܕܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܠܣ ܐܲܦܸܤܦܘܿܦܵܐ ܕܫܘܿܫܲܢ: ܘܕܼܵܐܒܿܘܼܪܤܵܡ ܩܲܫܝܼܫܵܐ: ܘܲܕܼܤܝܼܢܲܝ ܡܫܲܡܫܵܢܵܐ. ܒܫܘܼܪܵܝܹܗ ܕܲܪܕܼܘܼܦܝܲܢ by AnonymousMartyrdom of Miles and his Companions - ܤܗܕܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܠܣ ܐܲܦܸܤܦܘܿܦܵܐ ܕܫܘܿܫܲܢ: ܘܕܼܵܐܒܿܘܼܪܤܵܡ ܩܲܫܝܼܫܵܐ: ܘܲܕܼܤܝܼܢܲܝ ܡܫܲܡܫܵܢܵܐ. ܒܫܘܼܪܵܝܹܗ ܕܲܪܕܼܘܼܦܝܲܢ .” Based upon Paul Bedjan ed., Acta martyrum et sanctorum (Parisiis; Lipsiae: Harrasssowitz, 1890). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/489.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/489
Memra 17: On the Sufferings of Our Lord Who Became Through Them an Example for Us - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܰܫܒܰܥܬܰܥܣܰܪ ܕܥܰܠ ܚܰܫܰܘ̈ܗ̱ܝ ܕܡܳܪܰܢ ܕܰܗܘܳܐ ܠܰܢ ܒܗܽܘܢ ܚܰܘܪܳܐ by AnonymousMemra 17: On the Sufferings of Our Lord Who Became Through Them an Example for Us - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܰܫܒܰܥܬܰܥܣܰܪ ܕܥܰܠ ܚܰܫܰܘ̈ܗ̱ܝ ܕܡܳܪܰܢ ܕܰܗܘܳܐ ܠܰܢ ܒܗܽܘܢ ܚܰܘܪܳܐ .” 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/204.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/204
Life of Rabbula - ܢܨ̈ܚܢܘܗܝ ܕܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܒܪܝܟܬܐ by AnonymousLife of Rabbula - ܢܨ̈ܚܢܘܗܝ ܕܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܒܪܝܟܬܐ .” 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 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/490.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/490
Memra 15: On Adam's Marital Desire - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܚܰܡܶܫܬܰܥܣܰܪ ܕܥܰܠ ܡܰܪܕܺܝܬܳܐ ܕܙܽܘܘܳܓܳܐ ܕܰܗܘܳܬ ܒܳܐܕܳܡ by AnonymousMemra 15: On Adam's Marital Desire - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܚܰܡܶܫܬܰܥܣܰܪ ܕܥܰܠ ܡܰܪܕܺܝܬܳܐ ܕܙܽܘܘܳܓܳܐ ܕܰܗܘܳܬ ܒܳܐܕܳܡ .” 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/202.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/202
Memra 5: On the Milk of the Children - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܚܰܡܫܳܐ ܕܥܰܠ ܚܰܠܒܳܐ ܕܝܰܠ̈ܽܘܕܶܐ by AnonymousMemra 5: On the Milk of the Children - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܚܰܡܫܳܐ ܕܥܰܠ ܚܰܠܒܳܐ ܕܝܰܠ̈ܽܘܕܶܐ .” Based upon Robert Kitchen ed., The Syriac Book of Steps vol. 1 , Texts from Christian Late Antiquity,vol. 12 (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2009) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 31, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/192.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/192
+   Aphrahat (24 works)
Demonstration 21: On Persecution - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܪܕܘܦܝܐ by AphrahatAphrahat. “Demonstration 21: On Persecution - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܪܕܘܦܝܐ .” 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/21.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/21
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 19: A Letter against the Jews, because they say that they will be gathered together - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܠܘܩܒܠ ܝܗܘܕ̈ܝܐ ܥܠ ܕܐܡܪܝܢ ܕܩܝܡ ܗܘ ܠܗܘܢ ܠܡܬܟܢܫܘ by AphrahatAphrahat. “Demonstration 19: A Letter against the Jews, because they say that they will be gathered together - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܠܘܩܒܠ ܝܗܘܕ̈ܝܐ ܥܠ ܕܐܡܪܝܢ ܕܩܝܡ ܗܘ ܠܗܘܢ ܠܡܬܟܢܫܘ .” 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/19.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/19
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 5: On Wars - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܩܪ̈ܒܐ by AphrahatAphrahat. “Demonstration 5: On Wars - ܬܚܘܝܬܐ ܕܩܪ̈ܒܐ .” 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/5.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/5