Bride of Blood, Bride of Light: Biblical Women as Images of Church in Jacob of Serug
This study seeks to address the common bridal imagery pervasive in ancient Syriac Christianity by asking how Jacob of Serug employed the presentation of biblical women in his homilies to serve as imagery for the Church.
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Abraham Ammonites Aphrahat Bedjan beloved betrothal biblical characters biblical text biblical women Biblique binding of Isaac Bridal Chamber Bride of Blood Bride of Light Brill Burkitt Christological Commentary congregation consecrated virgins CSCO death Dionysius bar Salibi dramatic narratives Early Syriac Lectionary Ephrem Ephrem the Syrian exegetical faith father feast of blood Genesis 22 God's Gorgias Gorgias Press Heavenly Bridegroom Hebrew holy women homilist homily on Jephthah's homily on Tamar Hugoye Hymns on Nisibis Institutum Orientalium Studiorum Jacob intoned Jacob of Serug Jacob presents Jacob's homily Jacob's narrative Jephthah's Daughter Judah Judges 11 Lance late antique Leiden liturgy Lord mimra mimre Nisibis 70 offered Old Testament Oxford passage Peshitta poetic priest prostitute Rabbinic rendered ritual S. A. Harvey Sacred Sacrifice of Isaac Sebastian Brock Sinful Woman Sobornost Story of Jephthah's Susanna Syriac Christianity Syriac Lectionary System Syriac Tradition trans types of Christ typological University Press Verse Homily vocabulary wedding feast