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Bibil Identifier bibil:249570
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Mary as a 'Letter' and Some Other Letter Imagery in Syriac Liturgical Texts
Author Brock, Sebastian P.
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 21, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Language English
Pages 3-20 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Imagery surrounding the sending of letters is frequently encountered in Syriac poetry. The article provides a number of examples of the use of letter imagery linked to episodes in the Bible, focussing primarily on the Annunciation to Mary, though attention is also drawn to other episodes, both elsewhere in the Gospels, and in the Old Testament. At the end a striking modern example of the use of the imagery in visual form for the Annunciation is adduced.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Birth-Announcement Story
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Letter - Spirit
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