Title

Book Review: Jerome Alan Lund, The Book of the Laws of the Countries, A Dialogue on Free Will Versus Fate: A Key-Word-in-Context Concordance

Keywords

Book of Laws, Syriac Gospels

Abstract

Students of Syriac literature are once again indebted to Jerome Lund for providing an extremely useful instrument de travail. Following on the heels of his concordance of the Old Syriac Gospels (2004, reviewed by David G. K. Taylor in Hugoye 9.2), this slim volume breaks new ground by being the first key-word-in-context (KWIC) concordance of a non-biblical Syriac text. Of course, we have the valuable word lists for the works published in the three Patrologia Syriaca volumes (a pattern that carried over into some of the early Patrologia Orientalis fascicles), as well as the indices that accompany the editions of the industrious Werner Strothmann, but up until now we have no actual concordances for Syriac literary texts.

Original Publication Citation

Review of Jerome Alan Lund, The Book of the Laws of the Countries, A Dialogue on Free Will Versus Fate: A Key-Word-in-Context Concordance.Gorgias Press: Piscataway, NJ, 2007 (Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 11.1 (2008): 111-12).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2018-06-28

Publisher

Journal of Syriac Studies

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Staff/Researcher

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