The Scattered Pearls
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The author of this book is the late Mor Ignatius Aphram Barsoum, the most illustrious twentieth-century scholar of the Syrian Orthodox Church. It is divided into three distinct sections: the first part contains religious literature and other related writings extant in Syriac; the Syriac language, centers of learning and libraries, Christian literature, including liturgies, the books of rituals used in the church and the great men of the church. The second part deals with biographies of 293 prominent Syrian writers. The third part contains appendices giving the names of Syrian calligraphers, meanings of foreign terms in the book, geographical names, lists of monasteries, an index of biographical references and lists of saints. It is available in English and Arabic.
Available in Hardcover.