The Bible in Syriac

Collection ID

BIB.005025

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

2012

Geography

Beirut (Lebanon)

Language

Syriac

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

9.8 × 7.1 × 1.4 in. (25 × 18 × 3.5 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, Ta Biblia


This Syriac Bible contains a 39-book Old Testament and 27-book New Testament, as found in the standard Protestant tradition. While the New Testament is the same, the Syriac Old Testament canon contains more books, including 5 Maccabees and the Apocalypse of Baruch, which are unique to the Syriac Orthodox Church. There is currently no published version of the Bible that contains all canonical works of this tradition.

Printed in 2012 by The Bible Society of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon; Purchased in 2016 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

description

This Syriac Bible contains a 39-book Old Testament and 27-book New Testament, as found in the standard Protestant tradition. While the New Testament is the same, the Syriac Old Testament canon contains more books, including 5 Maccabees and the Apocalypse of Baruch, which are unique to the Syriac Orthodox Church. There is currently no published version of the Bible that contains all canonical works of this tradition.


provenance

Printed in 2012 by The Bible Society of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon; Purchased in 2016 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


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