George A. Kiraz


46 Orris Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA


Introductions, Reviews, Obituaries, and Reports

Introductions & Forwards

* = published anonymously.

1. Foreword to The New Testament: A Literal Translation from the Syriac Peshitto Version, by James Murdock, i–vi. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2001.

Kiraz_2001_Forward to Murdock English Peshitto

2. ‘Sebastian Paul Brock, Haddāyā of Syriac Studies.’ Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies 18, no. 1 (2004), 5–8.

3. ‘Introduction to the Gorgias Reprint’ in The Widmanstadt-Moses of Mardin Editio Princeps of The Syriac Gospels of 1555. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2006.

Kiraz_2006_Introduction to the Gorgias Reprint

4.‘The Making of the Gorgias Reprinted Edition’ in Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, edited by P. Bedjan, ix–xi. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2006.

Kiraz_2006_Making of the Gorgias Reprint

5. ‘Introduction to Chaldean-Arabic Dictionary by Eugene Manna,’ i–ii. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2007.

Kiraz_2007_Introduction to Chaldean-Arabic Dictionary

6. ‘Thouma Audo and His Lexicon,’ introduction to Treasure of the Syriac Language: A Dictionary of Classical Syriac by Thomas Audo. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2008. [Adapted from ‘Lexica and Grammars in the Late Syriac Tradition’ above.]

Kiraz_2008_Thomas Ado and His Lexicon

7. Introduction to The Earliest Records of Christianity by Eleazar Lipa Sukenik. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2008.

Kiraz_2008_Introdcution to Earliest Records of Christanity

8. *Introduction to Holy Qurbono, The Divine Liturgy of Saint Jacob bar Salibi, xi–xv. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press & Antioch Press, 2010.
9. *Introduction to Lectionary of the Book of Acts and Lectionary of the Epistle Readings, xiii–xiv. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press & Antioch Press, 2011.


1. Abdelhadi Soudi, Antal van den Bosch, Günter Neumann (eds.). Arabic Computational Morphology, Knowledge-based and Empirical Methods. Text, Speech and Language Technologies 38 (Springer, 2007) in Computational Linguistics 3.

Kiraz_2007_Rev of Arabic Computational Morphology


1. ‘Fr. Yousef Habbi (1938–2000).’ Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 4(2001): 3–4.


2. ‘Mar Raphael Bidawid (1922–2003).’ Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 7 (2004): 1.


3. ‘William L. Petersen (1950–2006).’ Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 10 (2007): 1.


4. ‘Abrohom Nuro (1923–2009).’ Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 12 (2009): 1.


Reports & Proposals

1. ‘Proposal for Cataloguing and Digitising the Manuscripts of the Patriarchal Library.’ Damascus: Syrian Orthodox Patriarchal Library, 1994 [at the request of Andrew Palmer].
2. ‘Methodology of Aligning the Sinaiaticus, Curetonianus, Peshīttâ and Ḥarklean Texts.’ Bell Labs. St. John’s College: University of Cambridge, December 3, 1995.

Kiraz_1995_Methodology of Aligning

3. (With P. Nelson and S. Hasso) ‘Proposal to encode Syriac in ISO/IEC 10646.’ Cupertino: the Unicode Technical Committee meeting, Feb 27, 1998. [Unicode document L2/98-050].

Kiraz_Nelson_Hasso_1998_Encode Syriac

4. ‘Proposal for Adding Syriac Page Numbers in Microsoft Word.’ Redmond, Washington: Microsoft, 2007.
5. (With Ben Yang and Sebastian Kenoro Kiraz) ‘Proposal to encode COMBINING DOT BELOW LEFT for Syriac.’ Unicode Technical Committee, 2020. [Unicode document L2/19-338].

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