A7241
Syriac II

The unit Syriac II is a continuation of Syriac I: Reading and Grammar.  It consolidates and builds on students’ knowledge of the Syriac Bible and texts of the Fathers, enabling them to translate texts from Syriac into English.

For graduate students, frequent extra assignments will be given, and a major paper to be completed by the end of the semester.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Unit A7141 Syriac 1

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Expand their memorization of biblical keywords, expressions, and ideas.
  2. Recognize more advanced Syriac grammar and syntax.
  3. Translate, parse and analyse more complex Syriac texts.
  4. Use Syriac and concordances with greater facility.
  5. Read critical exegetical commentaries of the early and medieval Church Fathers.
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