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Professor Assad Sauma Assad

Scholar and specialist in Syriac history Culture and Language

Stockholm Sweden


The Aramean Democratic  Organization (ArDO) publishes here the following important research ”Some observations about the Syriac Story of Mar Behnam and his sister Sarah” by prof. Assad Sauma. The research is published in Parole de l’Orient, Volume 40 (2015), pages 379-403; Actes du 11e Symposium syriacum (Malta 2012).

 

Correction of a misspelling in the Syriac text for the word "Christians" is rather ܟܪ̈ܝܣܛܝܢܐ

Correction of a transcription of the Syriac name ܚܕܝܒ of the province of Adiabene called "Hadyab" instead of "Hdayab"

Correction of a transcription of the Syriac name ܚܕܝܒ of the province of Adiabene called "Hadyab" instead of "Hdayab"

Correction of sentence should rather be formulated "It is quite simply a mistake"

Correction: it should rather rather be formulated "is an anachronism" or "anachronistic"

Correct: "Behnam and Sarah were ignorant of the Christian teachings" or "Christian doctrine"

Correction: "Mar Behnam seems, suddenly, well-acquainted with the Christian faith" 

Correction "Christians for only one week"

Correction "The period of Behnam's conversion and his death was eithere long enough......"

Correction of Assad's typing error of the Ecumenical Synod of Nicea 225 is rather 325 AD.

Correction one word is missing "He wrote that HE used the Story of Mar Mattai"

Correction: "his home region (NORTHERN PART of today's Iraq)..."

Correction of bottom sentence: "We don't know who the author of the Syriac Story of Mar Behnam..."

Comment about the province of Beth Garmai, it is around modern Tikrit known as Taghrit in Syriac and before Taghrit was founded it's name was Beth Garmai

 

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