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Message from Dr. Kiraz.

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Message from Dr. Kiraz.

Jul-09-2001 at 10:30 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Shlama Akhay,

This is an important message from Dr. George Kiraz, that he asked me to forward along to everyone.

I truly feel this is a noble and very much needed project, and if anyone should feel a calling to contribute to this worthy cause, know that you will be helping to preserve and enrich our study, and preserving this small but important piece of world heritage.

I personally plan on "adopting" a book.

Dear Peshitta.org and Mr. Younan,

"Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute" is in the process of digitizing a large library of books and articles on Syriac, and making this collection available on the Internet. A substantial amount of this material is on the Peshitta, including many of the early editions dating a few centuries back. This work will not only preserve this material, but will make it available to every reader anywhere at any time.

We are seeking intitutions that are interested in partnering with us on this project to support this effort. As our work is close to what Peshitta.org is doing, we thought that you may be interested to join this project.

You can find more information about this project on www.bethmardutho.org (click on eBethArke).

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

George Kiraz, Ph.D.
email: gkiraz@bethmardutho.org


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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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