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Syriac Reading Group

The aim is to understand the language and the translation technique of the Syriac versions of the Bible and their reception within the Syriac theological and exegetical tradition which is also known for its contacts with Jewish and Greek-Christian sources. The group is open to any interested student/researcher who wants to improve language reading skills and understand Syriac exegetical tradition(s). The reading will be accompanied with appropriate comments on grammar, vocabulary, etc.

The group shall meet during full term on Tuesdays  in Room 6, in the Faculty of Divinity according to the following schedule:


  • 16 October 2018 13:00 to 14:30
  • 30 October 2018 13:00 to 14:30
  • 06 November 2018 13:00 to 14:30
  • 13 November 2018 13:00 to 14:30
  • 20 November 2018 13:00 to 14:30
  • 27 November 2018 13:00 to 14:30


This term we are reading and interpreting passages from the Doctrine of Addai, Khuzistan chronicle, and Chronicle of Michael the Syrian


Srecko Koralija:

[Srecko is a PhD student at Divinity, and holds degrees from the University of Fribourg (BA and MA in Theology), from the Pontifical Biblical Commission-Vatican (SSB), and MSt in both Syriac and Oriental Studies from Oxford. His PhD project is focused on the Peshitta version of the book of Genesis and examines its relationship to the presumed Hebrew Vorlage and the Septuagint within the wider context of the Peshitta Old Testament.]




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