Jacob of Sarug's Homilies on the Six Days of Creation: The Seventh Day [Paperback]

Edward Mathews Jr (Editor)

ISBN: 9781463243449 | Published by: Gorgias Press | Series: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity | Volume: 65 | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 77p, H229 x W152 (mm)

Jacob of Sarug's Homilies on the Six Days of Creation: The Seventh Day


Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homilies on the Six Days of Creation. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.

In this final installment of the long Homily 71, On the Six Days of Creation, Jacob treats the events of the seventh day, on which God rests from all his labors of creation carried out over the course of the previous six days.

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