Bibliography

Narsai: A Critical Bibliography

1.0  General Studies and Presentations

1.1  Sections in introductory works and handbooks

1.2  Articles in dictionaries and encyclopedias

1.3  General works and references

2.0  Life

2.1  Sources

PO 4. 381-387; PO 9. 588-615; Becker.

2.2  Biographical Treatments

We have the following biographical overviews, in chronological order: Mingana; GSL 109 – 113; DTC 11 (1931), p. 26 – 30; Arthur Voobus, History of the School of Nisibis, CSCO 266 (Louvain: Secrétariat du CSCO, 1965), p. 57 – 121; S. Gero, Barsauma of Nisibis and Persian Christianity in the Fifth Century, CSCO 426 (Leuven: Peeters, 1981), p. 60-72; DEC p. 337; Gignoux; McLeod; Frishman; Becker.

3.0  Works

Narsai is said to have written over 300 memre (Frishman 1992, S 6 summarizes the sources for this statement). Only 81 surviving memre are attributed to Narsai. Most recently Frishman (1992, S 11-15), who, further to the suggestions of Mingana and McLeod, considers five memre (15, 30, 35, 43, and 60) to be spuriously attributed.  The works of Narsai are enumerated in Mingana; W.F. Macomber, “The Manuscripts of the Metrical Homilies of Narsai,” OCP (1973), p. 275-306; Brock 1987, “The Published Verse Homilies of Isaac of Antioch, Jacob of Serugh, and Narsai: Index of Incipits,” JSS 32 (1987), 279; Brock 2009. A new and complete clavis is found in this site. A survey of the corpus, with brief summaries of each memra, is found in Ibrahim

2.1  Editions of Collected Works

2.2  Editions of Individual Works

2.3  Translations

2.3.1  English
2.3.2  French
2.3.3  German
2.3.4  Italian

4.0  Studies

 

5.0  Chronological Bibliography

1849

Haneberg, Daniel, “Drei nestorianische Kirchenlieder,” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 3 (1849): 231-242.

1889

Grabowski, Victor, Die Geschichte Josefs von Mar Narses, nach einer syrischen Handschrift der Königlichen Bibliothek in Berlin herausgegeben, übersetzt und kritisch bearbeitet. Ph.D. dissertation, Leipzig 1888-89, Nr. 39. Berlin:H. Itzkowski, 1889.

1896

Feldmann, Franz, Syrische Wechsellieder von Narses. Ein Beitrag zur altchristlichen syrischen Hymnologie, nach einer Handschrift der Königlichen Bibliothek in Berlin. Leipzig:Otto Harrassowitz, 1896.

1897

Bedjan, Paulus, Acta martyrum et sanctorum. Paris / Leipzig:Otto Harrassowitz, 1890-1897.

1900

Gismondi, Henricus, Linguae syriacae grammatica et chrestomathia cum glossario scholis accommodata. Beirut:Typographia PP. Soc. Jesu, 1900.

Martin, Jean-Pierre Paulin, “Homélie de Narsès sur les trois docteurs nestoriens,” Journal asiatique IX, 14 (1899): 446-492; IX, 15 (1900), 469-525.

1901

Bedjan, Paulus, Liber superiorum, seu Historia Monastica, auctore Thoma, Episcopo Margensi. Liber Fundatorum Monasteriorum in regno Persarum et Arabum. Homiliae Mar-Narsetis in Joseph. Documenta Patrum de quibusdam verae fidei dogmatibus. Paris / Leipzig:Otto Harrassowitz, 1901.

Manna, Jacques Eugène, Morceaux choisis de littérature araméenne. Mosul:Imprimerie des pères dominicains, 1901.

Weyl, Max, Das zweite Josephs-Gedicht von Narses, nach 2 Handschriften der Königl. Bibliothek zu Berlin vorgelegt. Berlin:M. Poppelauer, 1901.

1905

Chabot, Jean Baptiste, “Narsai le docteur et les origines de l’école de Nisibe, d’après la chronique de Barhadbešabba,” Journal asiatique X, 6 (1905): 157-177.

Mingana, Alphonse, Narsai doctoris syri homiliae et carmina. Mosul:Typis Fratrum Praedicatorum, 1905.

1909

Connolly, Richard Hugh, The Liturgical Homilies of Narsai. Texts and Studies 8.1. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 1909.

Diettrich, Georg, “Bericht über neuentdeckte handschriftliche Urkunden zur Geschichte des Gottesdienstes in der nestorianischen Kirche,” Pages 160-218 in Nachrichten von der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-historische Klasse aus dem Jahre 1909. Berlin:Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1909.

1917

Sfair, Pietro, “L’ortodossia di Narsai rilevata dalla sua omelia sui Dottori greci,” Bessarione III, 14 (1917): 313-317.

1922

Allgeier, Arthur, “Ein syrischer Memrâ über die Seele im religionsgeschichtlichen Rahmen,” Archiv für Religionswissenschaft 21 (1922): 360-396.

1923

Näf, Heinrich, Syrische Josef-Gedichte, mit Übersetzung des Gedichts von Narsai und Proben aus Balai und Jaqob von Sarug. Zürich:A. Schwarzenbach, 1923.

1925

Peeters, Paul, “De SS. Narsete, Ioseph et sociis, martyribus en Perside,” Pages 411-432 in Acta Sanctorum: Novembris, Tomus IV. Edited by Delehaye, Hippolyte and Peeters, Paul . Bruxelles:Société des Bollandistes, 1925.

Wolff, Maternus, “Drei Begräbnisgesange Narsais,” Oriens Christianus II, 12-14 (1925): 1-29.

1928

Burkitt, Francis Crawford, “The MSS. of ‘Narsai on the Mysteries’,” Journal of Theological Studies OS 29 [115] (1928): 269-275.

1955

Abramowski, Luise, “Das Konzil von Chalkedon in der Homilie des Narses über die drei nestorianischen Lehrer,” Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 66 (1954-1955): 140-143.

1956

Guillaumont, Antoine, “Poème de Narsaï sur le baptême,” L’Orient Syrien 1:2 (1956): 189-207.

1958

Krüger, Paul, “Ein Missionsdokument aus frühchristlicher Zeit. Deutung und Übersetzung des Sermo de memoria Petri e Pauli des Narsai,” Zeitschrift für Missionswissenschaft und Religionswissenschaft 42 (1958): 271-291.

Krüger, Paul, “Traduction et commentaire de l’homélie de Narsaï sur les martyrs. Contribution à l’étude du culte des martyrs dans le nestorianisme primitif,” L’Orient Syrien 3 (1958): 299-316.

1959

Delly, Emmanuel, “Le 23e “Memra” de Narsai,” Divinitas 3 (1959): 514-553.

Khouri-Sarkis, Gabriel, “Le sommeil des âmes dans l’œuvre de Narsaï,” L’Orient Syrien 4 (1959): 193-196.

Krüger, Paul, “Le sommeil des âmes dans l’œuvre de Narsaï,” L’Orient Syrien 4 (1959): 196-210.

1962

Gignoux, Philippe, “Homélie de Narsaï sur la création d’Adam et d’Ève et sur la transgression du commandement,” L’Orient Syrien 7 (1962): 307-336.

Gignoux, Philippe, “Homélie de Narsaï sur la création du monde,” L’Orient Syrien 7 (1962): 477-506.

Vööbus, Arthur, The Statutes of the School of Nisibis. Papers of the Estonian Theological Society in Exile 12. Stockholm:Estonian Theological Society in Exile, 1962.

1963

Gignoux, Philippe, “Homélie de Narsaï sur le mot “Au commencement” (breshît) et sur l’Essence divine,” L’Orient Syrien 8 (1963): 227-250.

Ratcliff, Edward Craddock, “A Note on the Anaphoras Described in the Liturgical Homilies of Narsai,” Pages 235-249 in Biblical and Patristic Studies in Memory of Robert Pierce Casey. Edited by Birdsall, James Neville and Thomson, Robert W. . Freiburg im Breisgau / New York:Herder, 1963.

1964

Nagel, Peter, “The Manuscripts of the Metrical Homilies of Narsai,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica 39 (1964): 275-278.

Vööbus, Arthur, “Le vestige d’une lettre de Narsaï et son importance historique,” L’Orient Syrien 9 (1964): 515-523.

1965

Brouwers, Paul, “Premier poème de Narsai sur le baptême (Memra 21),” Mélanges de l’Université Saint-Joseph 41 (1965): 177-207.

Devos, Paul, “Abgar, hagiographe perse méconnu (début du Ve siècle),” Analecta Bollandiana 83:3-4 (1965): 303-328.

Séd, Nicolas, “Notes sur l’homélie 34 de Narsai,” L’Orient Syrien 10 (1965): 511-524.

Vööbus, Arthur, History of the School of Nisibis. CSCO 266, Subs. 26. Louvain:Secrétariat du CorpusSCO, 1965.

1966

Jansma, Taeke, “Études sur la pensée de Narsaï. L’Homélie no XXXIV: essai d’interprétation,” L’Orient Syrien 11 (1966): 147-168, 265-290, 393-429.

1967

Gignoux, Philippe, “Les doctrines eschatologiques de Narsai,” L’Orient Syrien 11 (1966): 321-352, 461-488; 12 (1967), 23-54.

1968

Gignoux, Philippe, Homélies de Narsaï sur la création. Patrologia Orientalis 34.3-4. Turnhout / Paris:Brepols, 1968.

McLeod, Frederick G., “ The Soteriology of Narsai”. Doctor of Oriental Studies dissertation, Pontificium Institutum Orientale, 1968

1970

Gignoux, Philippe, “Réflexions sur I’article de M. Jansma,” Le Muséon 83 (1970): 237-240.

Jansma, Taeke, “Narsai and Ephraem: Some Observations on Narsai’s Homilies on Creation and Ephraem’s Hymns on Faith,” Parole de l’Orient 1 (1970): 49-68.

Jansma, Taeke, “Narsai’s Homilies on Creation: Remarks on a Recent Edition,” Le Muséon 83:1-2 (1970): 209-235.

Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII, Homilies of Mar Narsai. San Francisco:Patriarchal Press, 1970.

1971

Jansma, Taeke, “Narsai’s dubbele erfenis. Enkele opmerkingen over de invloed van Theodorus van Mopsueste an van Efraïm de Syriër,” Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis NS 51 (1970-1971): 1-15.

1972

Abramowski, Luise and Goodman, Alan E., eds. A Nestorian Collection of Christological Texts: Cambridge University Library Ms. Oriental 1319. University of Cambridge Oriental Publications 19. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 1972.

George, David Eshoo, “ Narsai’s Homilies on the Old Testament as a Source for his Exegesis”. Ph.D. dissertation, Dropsie University, Philadelphia, 1972

1973

Macomber, William F., “The Manuscripts of the Metrical Homilies of Narsai,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica 39:2 (1973): 275-306.

McLeod, Frederick G., The Soteriology of Narsai. Roma:Pontificium Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1973.

1977

Vavanikunnel, Georg, Homilies and Interpretation on the Holy Qurbana. Changanacherry:Sandesanilayam, 1977.

1979

McLeod, Frederick G., Narsai’s Metrical Homilies on the Nativity, Epiphany, Passion, Resurrection and Ascension: Critical Edition of Syriac Text. Patrologia Orientalis 40.1 [182]. Turnhout:Brepols, 1979.

1980

Spinks, Bryan Douglas, “A Note on the Anaphora Outlined in Narsai’s Homily XXXII,” Journal of Theological Studies NS 31:1 (1980): 82-93.

1981

Gero, Stephen, Barauma of Nisibis and Persian Christianity in the Fifth Century. CSCO 426, Subs. 63. Louvain:Peeters, 1981.

Macina, Robert, “Le rôle eschatologique d’Elie le Prophète dans la conversion finale du peuple juif. Positions juives et chrétiennes à la lumière des sources rabbiniques et patristiques,” Proche-Orient Chrétien 31 (1981): 71-99.

McLeod, Frederick G., “Man as the Image of God: Its Meaning and Theological Significance in Narsai,” Theological Studies 42:3 (1981): 458-468.

1982

Gignoux, Philippe, “Narsaï,” Pages 39-42 in Dictionnaire de spiritualité ascétique et mystique: doctrine et histoire. Paris:Beauchesne, 1982.

1983

McVey, Kathleen Elizabeth, “The Mēmrā of Narsai on the Three Nestorian Doctors as an Example of Forensic Rhetoric,” Pages 87-96 in IIIo Symposium Syriacum, 1980: Les contacts du monde syriaque avec les autres cultures (Goslar 7–11 Septembre 1980). Edited by Lavenant, René . Orientalia Christiana Analecta 221. Roma:Pontificium Institutum Studiorum Orientalium, 1983.

1984

Siman, Emmanuel Pataq, Narsaï. Cinq homelies sur les paraboles évangéliques. Paris:Cariscript, 1984.

1985

Rilliet, Frédéric, “La louange des pierres et le tonnerre. Luc 19,40 chez Jacques de Saroug et dans la patristique syriaque,” Revue de théologie et de philosophie 117 (1985): 293-304.

1987

Brock, Sebastian P., “The Published Verse Homilies of Isaac of Antioch, Jacob of Serug, and Narsai: Index to Incipits,” Journal of Semitic Studies 32:2 (1987): 279-313.

Frishman, Judith, “Narsai’s Homily for the Palm Festival – Against the Jews: For the Palm Festival or against the Jews?,” Pages 217-229 in IV Symposium Syriacum, 1984: Literary Genres in Syriac Literature (Groningen – Oosterhesselen 10-12 September). Edited by Drijvers, Han J.W. and Lavenant, René and Molenberg, Corrie and Reinink, Gerrit J. . Orientalia Christiana Analecta 229. Roma:Pontificium Institutum Studiorum Orientalium, 1987.

1988

Darling, Robin Anne, “Narsai of Nisibis. On the Expression, “In the Beginning,” and Concerning the Existence of God,” Pages 203-220 in Biblical Interpretation. Edited by Trigg, Joseph Wilson . Message of the Fathers of the Church 9. Wilmington:Michael Glazier, 1988.

1989

Frishman, Judith, “Type and Reality in the Exegetical Homilies of Mar Narsai,” Studia Patristica 20 (1989): 169-175.

1990

Frishman, Judith, “The Style and Composition of Narsai’s Homily 76 “On the Translation of Enoch and Elijah”,” Pages 285-297 in V Symposium Syriacum, 1988: Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, 29-31 août 1988. Edited by Lavenant, René . Orientalia Christiana Analecta 236. Roma:Pontificium Institutum Studiorum Orientalium, 1990.

Rodrigues Pereira, Alphons S., “Two Syriac Verse Homilies on Joseph,” Jaarbericht Ex Oriente Lux 31 (1989-1990): 95-120.

Sunquist, S. William, “ Narsai and the Persians: A Study in Cultural Contact and Conflict”. Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1990.

1991

Brock, Sebastian P., “Some Important Baptismal Themes in the Syriac Tradition,” The Harp 4:1-3 (1991): 189-214.

1992

Arickappallil, Isaac, The Holy Spirit in Narsai of Nisibis: A Theological Synthesi. Roma:Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 1992.

Frishman, Judith, “ The Ways and Means of the Divine Economy: An Edition, Translation and Study of Six Biblical Homilies by Narsai”. Ph.D. dissertation, Universiteit Leiden, 1992.

Thumpeparampil, Thomas, “Mar Narsai and his Liturgical Homilies on Christian Initiation,” Christian Orient 13 (1992): 123-134.

1993

Molenberg, Corrie, “Narsai’s Memra on the Reproof of Eve’s Daughters and the “Tricks and Devices” They Perform,” Le Muséon 106:1 (1993): 65-87.

1994

Edakalathur, Louis, The Theology of Marriage in the East Syrian Tradition. Rome:Mar Thoma Yogam, 1994.

1995

Chalassery, Joseph, The Holy Spirit and Christian Initiation in the East Syrian Tradition. Rome:Mar Thoma Yogam, 1995.

Maniyattu, Pauly, Heaven on Earth: The Theology of Liturgical Spacetime in the East Syrian Qurbana. Rome:Mar Thoma Yogam, 1995.

Van Rompay, Lucas, “Impetuous Martyrs? The Situation of the Persian Christians in the Last Years of Yazdgard I (419–420),” Pages 363-375 in Martyrium in Multidisciplinary Perspective: Memorial Louis Reekmans. Edited by Lamberigts, Mathijs and van Deun, Peter . Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 117. Leuven:University Press, 1995.

1996

Abramowski, Luise, “Die Liturgische Homilie des Ps. Narses mit dem Messbekenntnis und einem Theodor-Zitat,” Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 78:3 (1996): 87-100.

Arickappallil, Isaac, “The Pneumatological Vision of Mar Narsai,” The Harp 8-9 (1995-1996): 195-208.

Frishman, Judith, “Narsai’s Christology according to his Homily “On the Word Became Flesh”,” The Harp 8-9 (1995-1996): 208-303.

Mar Aprem (Mooken),, “Mar Narsai Press,” Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 78:3 (1996): 171-178.

1997

Frishman, Judith, “Themes on Genesis 1-5 in Early East-Syrian Exegesis,” Pages 171-186 in The Book of Genesis in Jewish and Oriental Christian Interpretation: A Collection of Essays. Edited by Frishman, Judith and van Rompay, Lucas . Traditio Exegetica Graeca 5. Louvain:Peeters, 1997.

Glenthøj, Johannes Bartholdy, Cain and Abel in Syriac and Greek Writers (4th–6th Centuries). CSCO 567, Subs. 95. Louvain:Peeters, 1997.

Kappes, Marcia A., “The Voice of Many Waters: The Baptismal Homilies of Narsai of Nisibis,” Studia Patristica 33 (1997): 534-547.

Nin, Manel, Narsai di Edessa. L’Olio della misericordia. Testi dei Padri della Chiesa 29. Magnano:Monastero di Bose, Edizioni Qiqajon, 1997.

1998

Satyaputra, Agus G., “Reexamining Narsai’s Christology: On the Two Natures of Christ,” Stulos Theological Journal 6:1-2 (1998): 23-32.

1999

Altpeter, Caroline, “ The Function of the Holy Spirit in the Antiochene Liturgical Tradition of Christian Initiation”. M.Th. thesis, University of St. Michael’s College, 1999.

Molenberg, Corrie, “As if from Another World: Narsai’s Memra ‘Bad is the Time’,” Pages 101-108 in All Those Nations… Cultural Encounters Within and With the Near East. Studies Presented to Han Drijvers at the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday by Colleagues and Students. Edited by Vanstiphout, Herman L.J. . COMERS / ICOG Communications 2. Groningen:STYX Publications, 1999.

2000

Abramowski, Luise, “Narsai, Ephräm und Kyrill über Jesu Verlassenheitsruf Matth. 27,46,” Pages 43-67 in Crossroad of Cultures: Studies in Liturgy and Patristics in Honor of Gabriele Winkler. Edited by Feulner, Hans-Jürgen and Velkovska, Elena and Taft, Robert F. . Orientalia Christiana Analecta 260. Roma:Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 2000.

Arickappallil, Isaac, “Mar Narsai, The “Charismatic”: A Study Based on Mar Narsai’s Homily on Pentecost,” The Harp 13 (2000): 125-134.

Arickappallil, Isaac, “The Folly of the Cross and the Glory of Resurrection in Mar Narsai,” Pages 18-30 in The Folly of the Cross: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI. Edited by Kochappilly, Paulachan P. . Bangalore:Dharmaram Publications / Kottayam: Denha, 2000.

Brock, Sebastian P., “Greek Words in Ephrem and Narsai: A Comparative Sampling,” ARAM 12 (2000): 439-449.

Kollamparampil, Antony George, From Symbol to Truth: A Syriac Understanding of the Paschal Mystery. Bibliotheca Ephemerides Liturgicae, Subsidia 110. Roma:Edizioni Liturgiche, 2000.

Komban, Prosper, “Second Reading about Joseph by Narsai,” Pages 313-324 in The Folly of the Cross: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Varghese Pathikulangara, CMI. Edited by Kochappilly, Paulachan P. . Bangalore, India:Dharmaram Publications / Kottayam: Denha, 2000.

Payngot, Charles, “The Homily of Narsai on the Virgin Mary,” The Harp 13 (2000): 33-37.

2002

Seleznyov, Nikolai N. [Селезнëв, Николай Николаевич], Христология Ассирийской Церкви Востока. Анализ основных материалов в контексте истории формирования вероучения. [The Christology of the Assyrian Church of the East: Analysis of the basic materials in the context of the history of the formation of beliefs] Москва:Euroasiatica, 2002.

2003

Kanichikattil, Francis, Divine Liturgy in the Vision of Narsai. Bangalore, India:Dharmaram Publications, 2003.

2004

Abramowski, Luise, “Narsai (ca. 415?-502), Hom. LIV (30) Mingana II, 114-130: “Unser König Jesus”, der “gekreuzigte Mann”,” Pages 157-166 in Patristica et Oecumenica. Festschrift für Wolfgang A. Bienert zum 65. Geburtstag. Edited by Gemeinhardt, Peter and Kühneweg, Uwe . Marburger Theologische Studien 85. Marburg:Elwert, 2004.

Brock, Sebastian P., “‘Syriac Dialogue’ – An Example from the Past,” Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies 18:1 (2004): 57-70.

Karim, Cyril Aphrem, Symbols of the Cross in the Writings of the Early Syriac Fathers. Piscataway, NJ:Gorgias Press, 2004.

2005

Brock, Sebastian P., “Dinah in a Syriac Poem on Joseph,” Pages 222-235 in Semitic Studies in Honour of Edward Ullendorff. Edited by Khan, Geoffrey . Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics 47. Leiden:Brill, 2005.

Lang, Uwe Michael, “Zum Einsetzungsbericht bei ostsyrischen Liturgiekommentatoren,” Oriens Christianus 89 (2005): 63-76.

2006

Abramowski, Luise, “Narsai, Homilie XI “Über die Väter, die Lehrer”,” The Harp 20 (2006): 333-348.

Heal, Kristian S., “Reworking the Biblical Text in the Dramatic Dialogue Poems on the Old Testament Patriarch Joseph,” Pages 87-98 in The Peshitta: Its Use in Literature and Liturgy. Papers Read at the Third Peshitta Symposium. Edited by ter Haar Romeny, Robert Bas . Monographs of the Peshitta Institute Leiden 15. Leiden / Boston:Brill, 2006.

Kuzhuppil, Thomas, The Vision of the Prophet Isaiah: A Theological Study of Narsai’s Interpretation of Isaiah 6. Roma:Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, 2006.

Nin, Manel, “L’omelia sulle dieci vergini (Mt 25,1-13) di Narsai di Edessa,” Pages 115-129 in Storia, cristologia e tradizioni della Chiesa Siro-orientale. Atti del 3° Incontro sull’Oriente Cristiano di tradizione siriaca (Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, 14 maggio 2004). Edited by Vergani, Emidio and Chialà, Sabino . Ecumenismo e dialogo. Milano:Centro Ambrosiano, 2006.

Salvesen, Alison, “Without Shame or Desire: The Pronouncements of Jesus on Children and the Kingdom, and Early Syriac Attitudes to Childhood,” Scottish Journal of Theology 59:3 (2006): 307-326.

2007

Kochuparampil, Jose Mathew, “Syriac Fathers on Mary and the Eucharist,” The Harp 22 (2007): 283-297.

McLeod, Frederick G., “Narsai’s Dependence on Theodore of Mopsuestia,” Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 7 (2007): 18-38.

Pinggéra, Karl, “Das Bild Narsais des Großen bei Barḥaḏbšabbā ‘Arḇāyā. Zum theologischen Profil der “Geschichte der heiligen Väter”,” Pages 245-259 in Inkulturation des Christentums im Sasanidenreich. Edited by Mustafa, Arafa and Tubach, Jürgen and Vashalomidze, G. Sophia . Wiesbaden:Ludwig Reichert, 2007.

2008

Heal, Kristian S., “ Tradition and Transformation: Genesis 37 and 39 in Early Syriac Sources”. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Birmingham, 2008.

Mathews, Edward George, Jr., ““What Manner of Man?”: Early Syriac Reflections on Adam,” Pages 115-149 in Syriac and Antiochian Exegesis and Biblical Theology for the 3rd Millennium. Edited by Miller, Robert D. . Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 6. Piscataway, NJ:Gorgias Press, 2008.

2009

Abramowski, Luise, “Die nachephesinische Christologie der edessenischen Theodorianer,” Pages 1-9 in Edessa in hellenistisch-römischer Zeit: Religion, Kultur und Politik zwischen Ost und West. Beiträge des internationalen Edessa-Symposiums in Halle an der Saale, 14.-17. Juli 2005. Edited by Greisiger, Lutz and Rammelt, Claudia and Tubach, Jürgen . Beiruter Texte und Studien 116. Beirut:Orient-Institut / Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2009.

Brock, Sebastian P., “A Guide to Narsai’s Homilies,” Hugoye 12:1 (2009): 21-40.

Ferguson, Everett, Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries. Grand Rapids, Michigan / Cambridge, U.K.:William B. Eerdmans, 2009.

2010

Kitchen, Robert A., “Winking at Jonah: Narsai’s Interpretation of Jonah for the Church of the East,” Pages 51-56 in The Old Testament as Authoritative Scripture in the Early Churches of the East. Edited by Hovhanessian, Vahan S. . Bible in the Christian Orthodox Tradition 1. Frankfurt am Main:Peter Lang, 2010.

van Rompay, Lucas, “Humanity’s Sin in Paradise: Ephrem, Jacob of Sarug, and Narsai in Conversation,” Pages 199-217 in Jacob of Serugh and His Times: Studies in Sixth-Century Syriac Christianity. Edited by Kiraz, George Anton . Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 8. Piscataway, NJ:Gorgias Press, 2010.

2011

Thome, Felix, “Gottes Liebe zur verlorenen Menschheit. Die Abrahamerzählung in der Auslegung Narsais von Edessa,” Pages 211-230 in Syrien im 1.‒7. Jahrhundert nach Christus. Akten der 1. Tübinger Tagung zum Christlichen Orient (15.‒16. Juni 2007). Edited by Bumazhnov, Dimitrij and Seeliger, Hans Reinhard . Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 62. Tübingen:Mohr Siebeck, 2011.

Thome, Felix, “Jona ‒ Typos Christi. Narsais Memra über Jona im Lichte der Exegese Theodors von Mopsuestia zum Jonabuch,” Pages 363-386 in Bibel, Byzanz und Christlicher Orient: Festschrift für Stephen Gerö zum 65. Geburtstag. Edited by Bumazhnov, Dimitrij and Grypeou, Emmanouela and Sailors, Timothy B. and Toepel, Alexander . Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 187. Leuven:Peeters, 2011.

Witkamp, Nathan, “A Critical Comparison of the So-called ‘Lawsuit’ in the Baptismal Rites of Theodore of Mopsuestia and Narsai of Nisibis,” Vigiliae Christianae 65:5 (2011): 514-542.

2012

Dal Santo, Matthew, “The Saints’ Inactivity post mortem: Soul Sleep and the Cult of Saints East of the Euphrates,” Pages 237-320 in Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great. Edited by Idem . Oxford Studies in Byzantium. Oxford:Oxford University Press, 2012.

Kavvadas, Nestor, “Narsais Homilie “Über die Väter, die Lehrer Diodor von Tarsos, Theodor von Mopsuestia und Nestorios”,” Sacris Erudiri 51 (2012): 215-232.

Minov, Sergey, ““Serpentine” Eve in Syriac Christian Literature of Late Antiquity,” Pages 92-114 in With Letters of Light: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Jewish Apocalypticism, Magic, and Mysticism in Honor of Rachel Elior. Edited by Arbel, Daphna V. and Orlov, Andrei A. . Ekstasis 2. Berlin / New York:Walter de Gruyter, 2010.

Pritula, Anton, “Die Hymnensammlung Wardā und die Homilien Narsais: Wege der syrischen Dichtung im 13. Jahrhundert,” Pages 159-171 in Orientalische Christen und Europa: Kulturbegegnung zwischen Interferenz, Partizipation und Antizipation. Edited by Tamcke, Martin . Göttinger Orientforschungen: Reihe 1, Syriaca 41. Wiesbaden:Harrassowitz Verlag, 2012.

2013

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