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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Syriac Literature.

The purpose of this site is to make it possible to create a guide to Syriac literature.

Notes on Syriac Grammar

B. The 4th century A.D.

The first substantial works commence from the middle and second half of the 4th century.

  1. Aphrahat (Aphraates, 'Jacob of Nisibis')
  2. Ephrem (Ephraim Syrus)
  3. Liber Graduum (The Book of Steps)

E. The 13th to 14th centuries A.D.

Syriac is displaced by Arabic in the West in this period.

  1. 'Abdisho bar Brika (Ebed Jesu) {East Syriac/Nestorian} 1250-1318 AD.
  2. Khamis bar Qardahe
  3. Dioscorus of Gozarto {West Syriac/Monophysite} Late 13th/early 14th century.
  4. The History of Yahballaha and Rabban Sauma {East Syriac/Nestorian}. Soon after 1317.
  5. Timothy II {East Syriac/Nestorian} Died 1353 AD.

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