Title

Book Review: Sebastian P. Brock, Treasure-house of Mysteries: Explorations of the SacredText through Poetry in the Syriac Tradition , Popular Patristics Series 45

Keywords

Syriac Poems, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

Abstract

Sebastian Brock’s editions, translations and studies of early Syriac poems on the Bible constitute the most important contribution to our understanding of the early Syriac tradition since the publication of Robert Murray’s Symbols of Church and Kingdom in 1975. This unassuming volume presents in an accessible form the fruit of nearly four decades of Brock’s groundbreaking work on these texts. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the reception of the Bible in late antique Syriac Christianity.

Original Publication Citation

Review of Sebastian P. Brock, Treasure-house of Mysteries: Explorations of the Sacred Text through Poetry in the Syriac Tradition. Popular Patristics Series, No. 45. Yonkers, N.Y.: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2012. (Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 17.2 [2014]: 369-71)

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Academia

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Staff/Researcher

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