Der Ktābā d-Durrāšā (Ktābā d-Maʼwātā) des Elijā von Anbār: Mēmrā I-III, Volume 2

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Peeters Publishers, Jan 1, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 274 pages
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Elija, east-Syrian (nestorian) bishop of al-Anbar west of Baghdad flourished in the first half of the Xth century. His voluminous Ktaba d-Durrasa (Book of Instruction) is composed of metrical stanzas and consists of thirty centuries (therefore known as Ktaba d-Ma'wata), arranged in ten Memre. It is a work of didactic poetry, deeply influenced by Dionysius the Areopagite and his theory of symbolism. We meet a manual of theoria based on Scripture, nature and tradition addressed to monks (and clergy?) and reflecting their hierarchical order of illumination. Of special interest are the large portions with mainly typological explanations of the AT and the NT. From 19 manuscripts of western and eastern libraries a solid text (the common archetype of ca. the 12th/13th century) is established. The second part (Memre IV-VI) is in preparation.
 

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Contents

VORWORT
v
A Die literarische Form
xxx
Der Einfluß des Dionysius Areopagita LXll
1
Die Herkunft aus den capita seientiae xxx1 1
2
Memrä 1Cent 7 58
7
Memrä 1Cent 9
75
Memrä 1Cent 10
83
Memrä 11Cent l
95
Memrä 11Cent 4
143
Memrä 11Cent 5
159
Memrä H1Cent l
178
Memrä 111Cent 2
201
Memrä 111Cent 3
224
Memrä 111Cent 4
247
1ND1ZES
275
Verzeichnis syrischer und griechischer Schriften
285

Memrä 11Cent 2
110
Memrä 11Cent 3
126
Verzeichnis der alttestamentlichen Themen und Sachen
327
Verzeichnis der Personennamen und geographischen Namen
335

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