Ephrem the Syrian's Hymns on the Unleavened Bread

5893358bd11b6.jpg Author J. Walters
Isbn 9781463201593
File size 7MB
Year 2012
Pages 118
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

In this set of homilies Ephrem (306-373) invites the reader into a world of symbolic interpretation filled with imagination brimming beneath the surface of word-plays, alliteration, and typological comparisons. These hymns thrust the reader into the middle of a context in which Christians and Jews maintain competing practices of a Passover service to the extent that Ephrem feels the need to distinguish between the symbol and the reality. These homilies are presented in their Syriac original alongside an annotated English translation.

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