George A. Kiraz

Publications

46 Orris Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA

Books and Theses

 

Books

 

1. Īlaph lešōnô suryōyô [Learn Syriac, a commentary on Qarabashi’s herge d-qeryono, Key 1 & 2], 2 vols. Bethlehem: [Maṭbaʿat al-Ḥabash], 1982. [For volumes 3 & 4, see under unpublished works.]
2. Syriac for Beginners with Exercises & Cassette Activities. Los Angeles: The St. Ephraim Youth Organization, 1985.

 

3. ‘Iqd al-Jumân /عقد الجمان في أخبار السريان [History of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the Holy Land]. Losser, The Netherlands: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1988 [in Arabic, written in 1983].
Review: Kaufhold, Hubert. Oriens Christianus 75 (1991): 272-73.
    Kaufhold_1991_Rev‘Iqd al-Jumân
Selections were published in Voice of the Parish 8, nos. 1 & 2: 4–8; nos. 3 & 4: 4–8; no. 5, 16–19; no. 9 & 10: 5–8 (1985).

4. The Syriac Primer: Reading, Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar, with Exercises and Cassette Activities. JSOT Manuals 5. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1988.
Review: Martin, A. Etudes Théologiques et Religieuses 64 (1989): 625.
Review: Salvesen, Alison and David Taylor. Journal of Jewish Studies 40, no. 2 (Autumn 1989): 247–48.
     Salvesen and Taylor_1989_Rev_Syriac Primer
Review: Halleux, A de. Ephemerides Theologicae Lovaniensis 66 (January 1990): 195.
Review: Snaith, John. The Expository Times 101, no. 2 (December 1989): 50.

               Snaith_1989_Rev_Syriac Primer

Review: Brock, Sebastian P. Journal of Semitic Studies 35, no. 1 (Spring 1990): 162.
Brock_1990_Rev_Syriac Primer
Review: Mathews, Edward. The Catholic Biblical Quarterly 53, no. 2 (April 1990): 290–91.

Mathews_1990_Rev_Syriac Primer

Review: Gelston, A. The Journal of Theological Studies 41, no. 1 (April 1990): 221–22.

Gelston_1990_Rev_Syriac Primer

Review: Hunter, Erica. Vetus Testamentum 41, no. 2 (April 1991): 252–53.

Hunter_1991_Rev_Syriac Primer

Abstracted in: ‘Syriac Primer.’ New Testament Abstracts 34: 134.

Abstract[nta]_1988_Syriac Primer

5. A Computer-Generated Concordance to the Syriac New Testament, According to the British and Foreign Bible Society’s Edition, Based on the SEDRA Database. 6 vols. Leiden, New York, Köln: Brill, 1993.
Review: Peterson, William. Journal of Biblical Literature 114, no. 2 (Summer 1995): 357–9.

Peterson_1995_Rev_Computer Generated

Review: Salvesen, Alison. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 57, no. 3 (1994): 648.

Salvesen_1994_Rev_Computer Generated Concordance

Review: Kaufhold, Hubert. Oriens Christianus 78 (January 1994): 262–66.

Kaufhold_1994_ComputeGeneratedConcordance

Review: Philips, D. N. Le Muséon 106, no. 3–4 (1993): 385–87.

Review: Elliott, J.K. Novum Testamentum 36, no.3 (January 1994): 291.

Elliot_1994_Rev_Computer Generated

Review: Pazzini, Massimo. Revue Biblique 101, no. 4 (October 1994): 580–82.

Pazzini_1994_Rev_Computer Generated

Review: Healey, John. Journal of Semitic Studies 40, no. 1 (Spring 1995): 136–38.

Healey_1995_Rev_Computer Generated

Review: Juckel, A. Theologische Literaturzeitung 122 (January 1997): 1122.

Juckel_1997_Rev_Computer Generated

Abstracted in: ‘A Computer-Generated Concordance.’ New Testament Abstracts (1993).

Abstract[nta]_1993_Compter Generated

6. Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament. JSOT Manuals 7. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994; 2nd ed., Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2002.
Review: Peterson, William. Journal of Biblical Literature 114, no. 3 (Fall 1995): 547–48.

Peterson_1995_Lexical Tools

Review: Wise, Michael. Journal of Near Eastern Studies 56, no. 3 (July 1997): 212–13.

Wise_1997_Rev_Lexical Tools

Review: Torrance, Ian. Scottish Journal of Theology 49, no. 2 (1996): 235.

Torrance_1996_Rev_Lexical Tools

Abstracted in: ‘Lexical Tools.’ New Testament Abstracts 39: 494.

Abstract[nta]_1994_Lexical Tools

7. Introduction to Syriac Spirantization, Rukkâḵâ and Quššâyâ. Losser, The Netherlands: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1995. [in Syriac, Arabic, and English; Syriac part republished in East Syriac in Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies 14, no. 1 (2000): 47–73.]
8. Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels: Aligning the Sinaiaticus, Curetonianus, Peshīttâ and Harklean Texts. 4 vols. Leiden, New York, Köln: E. J. Brill, 1996; 2nd ed., Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2004.
Review: Kaufhold, H. Oriens Christianus 81 (1997): 243.

   

Review: Suermann, Harald. Theologische Literaturzeitung 122 (1997): 913.

Suermann_1997_Comparative Edition

Review: Peterson, William. TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism 2 (1997).

Peterson_1997_Rev_Comparative Edition

Review: Baarda, Tjitze. Novum Testamentum 39, no.4 (October 1997): 405–14.

Baarda_1997_Rev_Comparative Edition

Review: Schmidt, A.B. Le Muséon 110 (January 1997): 471.

Schmidt_1997_Rev_Comparative Edition

Review: Parmentier, M. Bijdragen Tijdschrift voor Filosofie en Theologie 59 (January 1998): 97.

Parmentier_1998_Rev_Comparative Edition

Review: MaCarthy, Carmel. Journal of Semitic Studies 43, no 1 (Spring 1998): 185–86.

MaCarthy_1998_Rev_Comparative Edition

Review: Peterson, William. Journal of Biblical Literature 118, no. 1 (1999): 176–78.

Peterson_1999_Rev_Comparative Edition

Review: Taylor, Richard. Bibliotheca Sacra 156, no. 621 (March 1999): 110–11.

Taylor_1999_Rev_Comparative Edition

Review: Salvesen, Alison. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 62, no. 2 (June 1999): 328–29.

Review: Sokoloff, Michael. Journal of the American Oriental Society 120, no. 1 (Spring 2000): 103–105.

Sokoloff_2000_Rev_Comparative Edition

Review: Parker, D.C. Hermathena no. 168 (Summer 2000): 106–08.

Parker_2000_Rev_Comparative Edition

Review: Taylor, David. The Journal of Theological Studies 52, no. 1 (April 2001): 328–31.

Taylor_2001_Rev_Comparative Edition

9. Computational Nonlinear Morphology, with Emphasis on Semitic Languages. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Review: ‘Computational nonlinear morphology; with emphasis on Semitic languages.’ Reference and Research Book News; Portland 17, no. 2 (May 2002).

2002_Rev_Computational nonlinear morphology

Review: Walther, Markus. Computational Linguistics 28, no. 4 (December 2002): 576–81.

Walther_2002 Rev_Computational nonlinear morphology

10. Syriac Alphabet for Children: Serto Edition /ܐܠܦ ܒܝܬ ܡܛܠ ܛܠܝ̈ܐ. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2004.
11. The New Syriac Primer: Introduction to Syriac. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2007; 2nd ed. 2013.
Review: Joosten, Jan. Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie religieuses 89 no. 2 (2009): 241–42.

Joosten_2009_Rev_New Syriac Primer

Review: van Rooy, H. F. Review of Biblical Literature 17 (2015): 44-45.

van Rooy_2015_Rev_New Syriac Primer

Extracts published in Introduction to Syriac Reading and Writing. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011.
Extracts published in Verbal Paradigms in Syriac. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2010.
12. Tūrāṣ Mamllā: A Grammar of the Syriac Language, Volume I: Syriac Orthography. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2012.
Review: Rudolf, Stephanie. Aramaic Studies 12, no. 2 (January 2014): 185–91.

Rudolf_2014_Rev_Grammar of the Syriac

Review: Salvesen, Alison. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 77, no. 2 (June 2014): 372–74.

Salvesen_2014_Rev_Grammar of the Syriac

13. (With Sebastian P. Brock) Gorgias Concise Syriac-English, English Syriac Dictionary. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2015; paperback (2017) [titled Pocket Gorgias Syriac-English Dictionary ].
Translation: into Spanish as Diccionario Gorgias Siriaco-Español, trans. Joan Ferrer and Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016.
Review: Askin, Lindsey. Review of Biblical Literature 19 (March 2018).

Askin_2018_ Rev_Concise Dictionary

14. The Syriac Dot: A Short History. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2015; paperback (2019).
Review: Lund, Jerome. Review of Biblical Literature 19 (February 2017).

Lund_2017_Rev_Syriac Dot

15. The Syriac Orthodox in North America (1895–1995): A Short History. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2019.

  

16. (With Sebastian P. Brock) Gorgias Learner Syriac-English, English-Syriac Dictionary. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2020.

Theses

  1. ‘Semitic Languages and Two-Level Morphology.’ M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 1992.
2. ‘Computational Approach to Non-Linear Morphology.’ Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1996. [Revised into Computational Nonlinear Morphology; see under Books.]