Jacob of Sarug’s Homilies on the Solitaries

“Jacob of Sarug’s Homilies on the Solitaries”
Edited and Translated by Morgan Reed & Colby A. Scott
(Texts from Christian Late Antiquity ) [Gorgias Press, 2015]
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“Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his two homilies on the Solitaries. Jacob’s pastoral concern and rhetorical acumen have appropriately earned him the title “the lyre of the Holy Spirit”. This volume presents Jacob’s admonitions to those living a life of consecrated singleness to God. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s “The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug”, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.”
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“Jacob of Serugh (Syriac: ܝܥܩܘܒ ܣܪܘܓܝܐ, Yaʿqûḇ Srûḡāyâ; his toponym is also spelled Serug or Sarug; c. 451 – 29 November 521), also called Mar Jacob, was one of the foremost Syriac poet-theologians among the Syriac, perhaps only second in stature to Ephrem the Syrian and equal to Narsai. Where his predecessor Ephrem is known as the ‘Harp of the Spirit’, Jacob is the ‘Flute of the Spirit’. He is best known for his prodigious corpus of more than seven-hundred verse homilies, or mêmrê (ܡܐܡܖ̈ܐ), of which only 225 have thus far been edited and published.”
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_of_Serugh

See also:
http://www.voskrese.info/spl/Xjas-serugh.html
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Jacob_of_Serugh

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