Book/Printed Material Commentary on Song of Songs; Letter on the Soul; Letter on Ascesis and the Monastic Life.

About this Item

Title

  • Commentary on Song of Songs; Letter on the Soul; Letter on Ascesis and the Monastic Life.

Summary

  • This 14th-century manuscript is a collection of translations into Arabic. At the beginning is the Commentary on the Song of Songs, originally in Greek, by Gregory of Nyssa (died 394), brother of Basil the Great and, with him and Gregory of Nazianzus, one of the three so-called Cappadocian Fathers. Next comes one of the many pieces of philosophy in Arabic attributed to Hermes the Sage, A Letter on the Soul. The manuscript concludes with a letter of Isaac of Nineveh (active, end of the seventh century) on asceticism and monasticism, originally written in Syriac. Isaac's works on monasticism became very influential, not only among Syriac and Arabic readers, but also in Greek and eventually Georgian and Slavonic translations.

Contributor Names

  • Gregory, of Nyssa, Saint, 335?-394? Author.
  • Hermes the Sage Author.
  • Issac, Bishop of Nineveh, 7th century Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1300 to 1399]

Subject Headings

  • -  Syrian Arab Republic
  • -  300 to 699
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. Old Testament
  • -  Monastic and religious life

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 124 folios, 15.2 x 11.2 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Greek-Catholic Diocese of Aleppo.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Paul Sbath Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667193

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Gregory, Of Nyssa, Saint, 335?-394? Author, Hermes The Sage Author, and Bishop Of Nineveh Issac. Commentary on Song of Songs; Letter on the Soul; Letter on Ascesis and the Monastic Life. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1399, 1300] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667193/.

APA citation style:

Gregory, O. N., Hermes The Sage Author & Issac, B. O. N. (1300) Commentary on Song of Songs; Letter on the Soul; Letter on Ascesis and the Monastic Life. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1399] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667193/.

MLA citation style:

Gregory, Of Nyssa, Saint, 335?-394? Author, Hermes The Sage Author, and Bishop Of Nineveh Issac. Commentary on Song of Songs; Letter on the Soul; Letter on Ascesis and the Monastic Life. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1399, 1300] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667193/>.