This group is for anyone interested in the Digital Syriac Corpus project (syriaccorpus.org).
In the first few centuries of Islam, Middle Eastern Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike all faced the challenges of preserving their holy texts in the midst of a changing religious landscape. This situation led Syriac, Arabic, and Hebrew scholars to develop new fields of linguistic science in order to better analyse the languages of the Bible and…[Read more]
Medieval Hebrew and Syriac scribes both indicated vowels by placing dots above or below their consonantal writing. These vowel points were created in the Late Antique and early Islamic periods to disambiguate the vocalization of important texts, especially the Bible. The earliest step in this process was the implementation of the Syriac ‘diacritic…[Read more]
Nick Posegay deposited Men of Letters in the Syriac Scribal Tradition: Dawid bar Pawlos, Rabban Rāmišoʿ, and the Family of Beṯ Rabban in the group Digital Syriac Corpus on Humanities Commons 10 months, 1 week ago
Dawid bar Pawlos’ Letter on Dots is an eighth-century text that purportedly describes the introduction of some of the dots used in Syriac writing. It also sheds light on the life of a certain Rāmišoʿ of Beṯ Rabban, apparently the same man as the master of pointing named in MS BL Add. 12138. However, most studies of Syriac dots either neglec…[Read more]
The Digital Syriac Corpus was launched in May of 2018 with several hundred texts already available. Since then, even more texts have been added, so I thought it would be useful to provide a list format of […]
Join us for a pre-conference digital humanities workshop at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society, May 24-26, 2018 in Chicago. Registration information: https://goo.gl/forms/67t5BKXF3g5yIZ5N2