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Bibil Identifier bibil:221600
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Light from "the Dark Centuries"
Title (English, ) Isḥaq Shbadnaya's Life and Works
Author Carlson, Thomas
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 14, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 191-214 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Isḥaq Shbadnaya is an important if almost entirely unknown author of the Church of the East in the fifteenth century. This article brings together the few and contradictory references to him in the secondary literature and uses manuscript evidence to adjudicate the different dates and names assigned to him. It also gathers what biographical information we can glean about him and describes his works: one major exegetical work, three liturgical ‘onyatha, and a previously unknown short poem. The article concludes by demonstrating Isḥaq Shbadnaya’s continued importance in the East Syrian community from the fifteenth into the twentieth century.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Renaissance - Reformation (15th -16th cent.)
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