Aphrahat (2000)

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Syriac Text (with Latin Translation)

Patrologia Syriaca 1–2.

English Translation

K. Valavanolickal, Aphrahat: Demonstrations, I (Changanassery, 1999); II (in preparation). [Also A. Lehto, diss. Toronto 2003.]

Partial English Translations

Demonstrations 1, 5, 6, 8, 10, 17, 21, 22: J. Gwynn, Select Library of Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, II.13 (1898).

Demonstrations 11–13, 15–19, 21, part of 23: J. Neusner, Aphrahat and Judaism (1971).

Demonstrations 2 and 7: Journal of the Society for Oriental Research 14 (1930) and 16 (1932).

Demonstration 2: L. Stuckenbruck, Essays in Honour of A. Gelston (Leiden, 1999), 247–269.

Demonstration 4: in S.P. Brock, The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life (1987).

French translation

M.J. Pierre, Sources chrétiennes 349, 359 (1988–1989). [Includes extensive introduction and bibliography]

German translation

P. Bruns (1991–1992).

 

Studies

I. Hausherr, Dictionnaire de Spiritualité 1, 346–352.

E.J. Duncan, Baptism in Aphraates (1945).

A. Vööbus, Asceticism in the Syrian Orient I (1958).

J. Neusner, Aphrahat and Judaism (1971).

R. Murray, "The Exhortation to Candidates for Ascetical Vows at Baptism in the Ancient Syrian Church", New Testament Studies 21 (1974).

T. Jansma, "Aphrahates Demonstration VII.18 and 20", Parole de l'orient 5 (1974).

T. Baarda, Gospel Quotations of Aphrahat, I (1975).

R. Murray, "Some Rhetorical Patterns in Early Syriac Literature", A Tribute to Arthur Vööbus (1977).

G.G. Blum, "Afrahat", Theologische Realenzyklopädie 1 (1977), 625–635.

R.J. Owens, The Genesis and Exodus Citations of Aphrahat (1983).

R. Murray, "Hellenistic-Jewish Rhetoric in Aphrahat", III Symposium Syriacum (OCA 221; 1983).

P. Bruns, Das Christusbild Aphrahats des persischen Weisen (1990).

N. Koltun-Fromm, "A Jewish-Christian Conversation in Fourth-Century Persian Mesopotamia", Journal of Jewish Studies 47 (1996), 45–63.

K. Valavanolickal, The Use of the Gospel Parables in the Writings of Aphrahat and Ephrem (Frankfurt am Main, 1996).

A. Becker, "Anti-Judaism and Care for the Poor in Aphrahat’s Demonstration 20", Journal of Early Christian Studies 10 (2002), 305–327.

P. Bettiolo, "Adamo in Eden e la liturgia celeste: Temi della meditazione cristiana nella Siria del IV secolo", Tra Afraate e il Liber Graduum (RSLR; 2001), 1–27.

N. Kolten-Fromm, "Yokes of the Holy Ones: The Embodiment of a Christian Vocation", Harvard Theological Review 94 (2001), 205–218.

 

Other Works

Demonstration 4 (fire descends on sacrifice)

  • S.P. Brock, Studia Patristica 25 (1993), 229–243.

Demonstration 6 (bnay qyama, etc.)

  • G. Nedungatt, Orientalia Christiana Periodica 39 (1973), 191–215, 419–444.
  • A. Vööbus, Studies in Church History 30 (1961), 19–27.
  • S. Griffith, Eulogema: Studies in Honor of R. Taft (Studia Anselmiana 110; 1993); also The Harp 4 (1991), 145–159.
  • V.L. Wimbush and R. Valentasis, Asceticism (NY, 1995), 220–248.

Demonstration 7

  • Jansma (1974) and Murray (1974). [see above]

Demonstration 12

  • G. Rouwhorst, Studia Patristica 17:3 (1983), 1174–1180.

Demonstration 14

  • J.M. Fiey, Le Muséon 81 (1968).
  • G. Nedungatt, Orientalia Christiana Periodica 46 (1980).
  • M-J. Pierre, in A. Le Boulluec (ed), La controverse religieuse et ses formes (1995), 243–279.

Demonstration 17 (Christology)

  • W.L. Petersen, Vigiliae Christianae 46 (1992), 241–256.

Demonstration 20

  • See Becker (2002), above.

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