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Malphono George Anton Kiraz, PhD

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George is the President and co-founder of Gorgias Press. Born in Bethlehem, he immigrated to the United States and attended California State University, Northridge, where he obtained a degree in Engineering in 1990. He then obtained an M.St. degree in Syriac Studies at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford in 1991. Wishing to combine his technical background with his passion for Syriac and Semitic languages, he joined the University of Cambridge where he obtained an M.Phil. in Computational Linguistics and a Ph.D. in the same. He wrote his thesis on computing the morphology of Arabic and Syriac which was later published by Cambridge University Press.

In 1996, George became a research scientist at Bell Laboratories, NJ, where he worked on speech technology. In 2000, he was hired by Nuance Communications, a speech technology startup, to help establish and lead a New York branch of the company. This gave George tremendous experience in management, but was short lived due to the stock market crash of 2001.

Already a published author, George co-founded Gorgias Press along with his wife Christine in 2001. The press was announced to the public in the summer of 2001 at the Leiden Peshitta conference, and later to a larger public in November 2001 with 10 books in the Press’s catalog. Within a short period of time, the press grew at a rate of publishing about 50 titles per year.

George has taught Syriac in Princeton, Rutgers, the POLIS Institute (Jerusalem) and runs an annual Syriac Summer School at Beth Mardutho.

George is married to Christine and together they have three children, Tabetha Gabriella, Sebastian Kenoro and Lucian Nurono. In his free time (whatever is left of it), George directs Beth Mardutho, The Syriac Institute. His hobbies include collecting printed types, reading, and writing.

Work & Research

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Publications

(With Sebastian P. Brock) Pocket Gorgias Syriac-English Dictionary (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2015) 

The Syriac Dot: A Short History(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2015).

(With Sebastian P. Brock) Gorgias Concise Syriac-English, English Syriac Dictionary(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2015).

TūrāṣMamllā: A Grammar of the Syriac Language, Volume I: Syriac Orthography(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2012).
   – Reviews: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 77/2:372–4.

Introduction to Syriac Reading and Writing(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2011) [extracted from The New Syriac Primer].

Verbal Paradigms in Syriac (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2010) [extracted from The New Syriac Primer].

The New Syriac Primer: Introduction to Syriac(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2007; 2nd 2013).

(With Sebastian P. Brock) Ephrem the Syrian: Select Poems: Vocalized Syriac text with English translation, introduction and notes(Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2006).

Anton Kiraz’s Archive on the Dead Sea Scrolls(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2005).

Syriac Alphabet for Children: Serto Edition(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2004).

Computational Nonlinear Morphology, with Emphasis on Semitic Languages(Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels: Aligning the Sinaiaticus, Curetonianus, Peshīttâ and Harklean Texts, volumes 1–4 (Leiden, New York, Köln: E. J. Brill, 1996; Second Edition, Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2004).
   – Reviews: Novum Testamentum39:405–14; TC: Journal of Textual Criticism2; Journal of Semitic Languages 43/1:185–6; Journal of Biblical Literature 176–8; Bibliotheca Sacra156. no. 621.

Introduction to Syriac Spirantization, Rukkâkâ 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 Society].

Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament.JSOT Manuals 7 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994; Second Edition, Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2002).
   – Reviews: Religious Studies Review21:33; Journal of Biblical Literature 114:547–8; New Testament Abstracts 39:494.

A Computer-Generated Concordance to the Syriac New Testament, According to the British and Foreign Bible Society’s Edition, Based on the SEDRA Database, volumes 1–6 (Leiden, New York, Köln: E. J. Brill, 1993).
   – Reviews: Journal of Semitic Studies 40:136–8; Le Muséon 106:385–7; Oriens Christianus 78:262–6; Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 57:648; Liber Annuus 43:570–2; Journal of Biblical Literature 114:357–9.

The Syriac Primer: Reading, Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar, with Exercises and Cassette Activities. JSOT Manuals 5 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994).
   – Reviews: Etudes Theologiques et Religieuses 64:625; Journal of Semitic Studies 35:162; The Expository Timesp. 50; Journal of Jewish Studies 247–8;  Ephemerides Theologicae Lovaniensis 67:195; New Testament Abstracts 34:134; Journal of Theological Studies 41:221–2.

‘Iqd al-Jumân/ عقد الجمان في أخبار السريان[History of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the Holy Land](Losser, The Netherlands: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1988) [in Arabic]. [Selections were published in Voice of the Parish8 (1985), nos 1 & 2: 4–8; nos 3 & 4: 4–8; no 5, 16–19; no. 9 & 10: 5–8.]

Syriac for Beginners with Excercises & Cassette Activities(Los Angeles: The St. Ephraim Youth Organization, 1985).

Īlaph lešōnô suryōyô[Learn Syriac, a commentary on Qarabashi’s herge d-qeryono], vols. 1–2 (=Qarabashi’s Key 1 & 2) (Bethlehem, 1982). [For volumes 3 & 4, see under unpublished works.]

(With Jeff Childers) The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation, Luke(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2013).

(With Joseph Bali, Carmel McCarthy) The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation, Deuteronomy (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2013).

(With Joseph Bali, Donald M. Walter, and Gillian Greenberg) The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation, Lamentations, Prayer of Jeremiah, Epistle of Jeremiah, and Epistles of Baruch(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2013).

(With J. Edward Walters) The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation, Galatians–Philemon(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2013).

(With Joseph Bali, Gillian Greenberg, and Donald M. Walter) The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation, Jeremiah (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2013).

The Order of Ordination of the Deacons, celebrated by Mor Cyril Ephrem Karim at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Teaneck, NJ on October 14, 2012, on the occasion of the ordination of George Anton Kiraz to the rank of deacon (ewangeloyo)[based on text prepared by the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese for the Eastern United States (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2012)].

(With Jeff Childers) The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation, Matthew(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2012).

(With Jeff Childers) The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation, Mark(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2012).

(With Joseph Bali, Gillian Greenberg, and Donald M. Walter) The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation, Isaiah(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2012).

(With Joseph Bali, Gillian Greenberg, and Donald M. Walter) The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation, The Twelve Prophets(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2012).

The Searchable and Bookmarked Syriac-English Dictionary, a searchable PDF of J. Payne Smith’s A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2007).

Lectionary of the Syriac Epistles according to the Ancient Rite of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch(Losser, The Netherlands: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1992).

The Acts of St. George and the Story of his Father from the Syriac and Garshuni Versions(Losser, The Netherlands: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991; 2ndedition: Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009).

(With Zeyad Al-Salameen) From Ugarit to Nabataea, Studies in Honor of John F. Healey(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2012).

(With Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron Butts, and Lucas Van Rompay) The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2011).

Jacob of Serugh and His Times(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2010).

(With G. Y. Ibrahim) Studies on Jacob of Edessa(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2010).

Malphono w-Rabo d-Malphone: Studies in Honor of Sebastian P. Brock(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2008).

SyrCOM-99: Proceedings of the Third International Forum on Syriac Computing, Notre Dame, Indiana(The Syriac Computing Institute 1999).

SyrCOM-96: Proceedings of the Second International Forum on Syriac Computing, Uppsala, Sweden(The Syriac Computing Institute 1996).

SyrCOM-95: Proceedings of the First International Forum on Syriac Computing, Washington D.C.(The Syriac Computing Institute, 1995).

Sebastianyotho: Collected Works of Sebastian P. Brock (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press), Series Editor (2018–).

(With Andreas Juckel), Ṣurath Kthob: The Antioch Bible, series co-editor (2012–).

Texts and Translations of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press), Series Editor (2010–2012).

Texts from Christian Late Antiquity (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press), Series Editor
(2006–).

Analecta Gorgiana(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press), Series Editor (2006–2015).

Mardu: The Newsletter of Beth Mardutho(2001–).

Aramaic Studies (formerly The Aramaic Bible), Editorial Board member (1999–).

Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, General Editor (1998–).

Mdarshono [The Educator], Editor (1986).

‘A Functional Approach to Garshunography: A Case Study of Syro-X and X-Syriac Writing Systems’ in Intellectual History of the Islamicate World(forthcoming).

‘Learning Syriac and Garshuni in Early Modern Egypt: Evidence from the Cairo Genizah’ in Intellectual History of the Islamicate World(forthcoming).

‘Dots in the Writing Systems of the Middle East’ in Sabine Schmidtke (ed.), Studying the Near and Middle East at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1935–2018(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2018) 265–275.

‘A Disgruntled Bishop: A Garshūnī Letter from Bishop Dinḥā of Midyat to Patriarch Peter III’ (forthcoming).

‘A Young Syriac Pupil in the Cairo Genizah’ in Fragment of the Month, August 2018 (Cambridge University Library Genizah Unit) [http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/taylor-schechter-genizah-research-unit/fragment-month/fotm-2018/fragment-6].

‘Towards a Lexicon of Syriac Loanwords in Christian Arabic’ in Between the Cross and the Crescent. Studies in Honor of Samir Khalil Samir, S.J. on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, edited by Željko Paša, SJ, OCA 304, Rome 2018, 383–393.

(With Christina M. Weaver) ‘Turoyo Neo-Aramaic in northern New Jersey’ in International Journal of the Sociology of Language237 (2016) 19–36.

‘Automatic Splitting of Lexical Entries from Classical Dictionaries’ in Pacific Journal10 (2015) 42–50

‘Globalizing Syriac Studies’ in Hekamtho: Syrian Orthodox Theological Journal(2015) 38–47.

‘Piety and Wit: Anecdotes from the Syriac Heritage’, forthcoming [originally a lecture presented at the Archdiocesan Convention, Boston, 2001].

‘Garshunography: Terminology and Some Formal Properties of Writing One Language in the Script of Another’ in J. den Heijer, A. Schmidt, and T. Pataridze (eds.), Scripts beyond Borders. A Survey of Allographic Traditions in the Euro-Mediterranean World(Louvain: Peeters, 2014).

(With Ray Fabri, Michael Gasser, Nizar Habash, and Shuly Wintner) ‘Linguistic Introduction: The Orthography, Morphology and Syntax of Semitic Languages’ in Imed Zitouni (ed.), Natural Language Processing Approaches for Semitic Languages(Springer, 2014), 3–41.

‘Textual Sources and Editorial Policies of the Antioch Bible’ in Samir Khalil Samir, SJ and Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala, Græco-latina et orientalia. Studia in honorem Angeli Urbani Sexagenarii(Beirut: CEDRAC–CNERU, 2013), 181–88. [On Academia.edu]

‘Canons Prepared by Afram Barsoum in 1927 and Other Legal Documents’ in Peter Bruns und Heinz Otto Luthe (eds.), Orientalia Christiana. Festschrift für Hubert Kaufhold zum 70 Geburtstag (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2013), 225–57[first erronious printing, pp. 203–14, missing the appendix!].

‘Did You Know… The Names of Early Parishes in the United States Have Interesting Origins’ in Voice of the Archdiocese(2012).

‘Challenges in Syriac Text Editions using the DOS-based Word Processor Multi-Lingual Scholar’, in A. M. I. van Oppenraay (ed.),The Letter before the Spirit. The Importance of Text Editions for the Study of the Reception of Aristotle(Aristoteles Semitico-Latinus, Brill, 2012).

‘Old Syriac Graphotactics’, Journal of Semitic Studies57/2 (2012), 231–64. [On Academia.edu]

‘Tabetha Kthobonoyo Syriac: Child Language Acquisition of Kthobonoyo Syriac in a Multi-Lingual Environment’. In G. A. Kiraz and Zeyad Al-Salameen (eds.), From Ugarit to Nabataea, Studies in Honor of John F. Healey(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2012), 141–52. [On Academia.edu]

‘Lexica and Grammars in the Late Syriac Tradition,The Three Bishops: Oddo, Manna, and David’. In P. J. Williams (ed.), Foundations for Syriac Lexicography II: Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 155–163. [On Academia.edu]

‘Bio Bibliographies of Some Twentieth Century Syriac Writers.’ In George A. Kiraz (ed.), Malphono w-Rabo d-Malphone, Studies in Honour of Sebastian P. Brock(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2008), 339–364. [On Academia.edu]

‘Forty Years of Syriac Computing’ in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies10 (2007), no. 1, 37–60. [On Academia.edu]

‘Kthobonoyo Syriac: Some Observations and Remarks’ in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies10 (2007), no. 2, 129–142. [On Academia.edu]

“He Whom the Seraphic Angles Are Afraid to Gaze at”: A Syriac Eucharistic Hymn Shared by the East and West Traditions’ in Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies20 (2006), no. 2: 18–24.

‘Computing the Syriac Lexicon: Historical Notes and Considerations for a Future Implementation’. In A. Dean Forbes & David G.K. Taylor (eds.), Perspectives in Syriac Linguistics I:Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2005), 93–104. [On Academia.edu]

‘A Proclamation Out of Place, “Stomen Kalos, Kyrie-Eleison” and the Nicene Creed’ in Festschrift in Honour of His Holiness Ignatius Zakka IIwas (2005), 417–431

‘The Credentials of Mar Julius Alvares, bishop of Ceylon, Goa and India Excluding Malabar’ in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies7 (2004), no. 2, 157–168. [On Academia.edu]

‘eBethArké: The Syriac Digital Library: First Report’ in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies4 (2001), no 2, 269–271. [On Academia.edu]

‘Project Meltho – Syriac Fonts for the Microsoft Windows 2000™ Operating System’ in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies3 (2000), no 1, 127–129. [On Academia.edu]

(With B. Möbius) ‘Word models and Syllabification in Multilingual TTS’. In A. Breen, W. Campbell, J. van Santen, and J. Vonwiller (eds.), Progress in Speech Synthesis II(Berlin, New York: Springer), 2000. [On Academia.edu]

‘Multi-Tiered Nonlinear Morphology Using Multi-Tape Finite Automata: A Case Study on Syriac and Arabic’, Computational Linguistics26 (2000), no. 1, 77–105. [On Academia.edu]

‘Compressed Storage of Sparse Finite-State Transducers’. In D. Wood and S. Yu (eds.) Automata Implementation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science(Springer, 2000). [On Academia.edu]

(With Gregorios Y. Ibrahim) ‘Ephrem’s Madroshe and the Syrian Orthodox Beth Gazo, a Loose, But Fascinating, Affinity’ in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies2 (1999), no 1, 47–56.[On Academia.edu]

(With B. Möbius) ‘Multilingual Syllabification Using Weighted Finite-State Transducers’. In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Speech Synthesis, Jenolan Caves, Australia, 1998. [On Academia.edu]

(With E. Grimley-Evans) ‘Multi-tape Automata for Speech and Language Systems: A Prolog Implementation’. In D. Wood and S. Yu (eds.)Automata Implementation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1436, Springer, 1998. [On Academia.edu]

(With P. Nelson) ‘Project Meltho: Syriac Language Kit for Windows Platforms, Report II’. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Multi-lingual Computing, Cambridge, 1998.

‘Arabic Computational Morphology in the West’. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Multi-lingual Computing, Cambridge, 1998. [On Academia.edu]

‘Compiling Regular Formalisms with Rule Features into Finite-State Automata’. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics, Madrid, Spain, 1997. [On Academia.edu]

‘Linearization of Nonlinear Lexical Representations’. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Phonology, Madrid, Spain, 1997. [On Academia.edu]

‘Syriac Morphology: From a Linguistic Model to a Computational Implementaion’. In VII Symposium Syriacum 1996, ed. R. Lavenant, Orientalia Christiana Analecta, Rome.

‘Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels: Final Report and Announcement of Publication’ in TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism, 1 (1996). [On Academia.edu]

‘SEMHE: A Generalised Two-Level System’. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics, Santa Cruze, California, 1996. [On Academia.edu]

(With E. Grimley-Evans and S. Pulman) ‘Compiling a Partition-based Two-level Formalism’. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Copenhagen, 1996. [On Academia.edu]

‘Computing Prosodic Morphology’. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Copenhagen, 1996.

‘Analysis of the Arabic Broken Plural and Diminutive’. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Multi-lingual Computing, Cambridge, 1996.

(With T. Bowden) ‘A Morphographemic Model for Error Detection in Nonconcatenative Strings’. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995. [On Academia.edu]

‘The Arabic-Syriac/Syriac-Arabic Dictionary Project: Report II’. In SyrCOM-95: Proceedings of the First International Forum on Syriac Computing, Washington, D.C., 1995.

‘Multi-Tape Two-Level Morphology: a Case Study in Semitic Non-linear Morphology’. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Kyoto, 1994.

‘Automatic Concordance Generation of Syriac Texts’. In VI Symposium Syriacum 1992, ed. R. Lavenant, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 247, Rome, 1994. [On Academia.edu]

(With D. Ponsford) ‘Automatic Compilation of Semitic Lexica’. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Multi-lingual Computing, London, 1994.

(With A. Bolton) ‘The Syriac Hyper-text Project: Report I’. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Multi-lingual Computing, London, 1994.

‘Speech Synthesis by Diphones’. In Multidisciplinary Research Review3: 21–32, Kerala, 1993.

‘A New Program for Syriac Word Processing’. In The Patriarchal Journal, 31: 441–50, Damascus, 1993 [in Arabic].

‘Semitic Morphology: A Linguistic and Computational Account’. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Multi-lingual Computing, Durham, 1992.

‘Computers: Innovation and New Future for Syriac Studies’. In Vtum Symposium Syriacum 1988, ed. R. Lavenant, Orientalia Christiana Analecta 236, Rome, 1990.

‘A Proposed Syriac Computer Keyboard Layout’. InProceedings of the First Ashurbanibal Library Computer Conference, Chicago, 1989.

‘Syriac’ in C. Calderhead and H. Cohen (eds.), The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy, The Ultimate Compendium on the Art of Fine Writing: History, Craft, Technique (New York: Sterling, 2011), 261–262.

‘Syriac’. In Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd, vol. 12, 439–440 (Oxford: Elsevier, 2006).

The following articles in S. P. Brock et al. (eds.), Gorgias Encyclopedia of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2011):

ʿAbdullāh I bar Sṭephanos

ʿAbdullāh Ṣaṭṭūf

ʿAbdulmasīḥ II

Abrohom II Gharib

Abrohom Naḥshirtono

Armalah, Isḥāq

Asʿad, Gabriel

Athanasios Aṣlan

Audo, Toma

Aydin, Nuʿmān

Ayyub, Barsoum

Barsoum, Ignatius Afram

Barsoum, Murad Ṣaliba

Baselios Gewargis

Behnam Ḥadloyo

Bello, Estipān 

Bidāry, Pawlos

Bidawid, Raphael I 

Computing, Syriac

Dabbūs, Antoine

Danhash, George

Daoud, Francis

al-Dibs, Yūsuf

Dolabani, Philoxenos Yuḥanon

Elias, Ghaṭṭās (Danḥo) Maqdisi

Eliya III, Shakir

Fāʾiq, Naʿʿūm

Giwargis II, Ignatius

Grigorios Yawseph

Ḥanno, Sulayman

Ḥubeika, Joseph

Ignatius Yaʿqub III

Isḥoq ʿAzar

Isḥoq Ṣaliba

Iwannis Yuḥanon

Jacob, Cyril

Jamīl, Shmuʾel

Khoury, Asmar

Konat, Matta

Kthobonoyo Syriac 

Maphrian

Maqdisī, Jeremiah

Mark, Monastery of St.

Matay, Dayro d-Mor

Mingana, Alphonse

Murad, Michael

Naqqāsheh, Afram

Niʿmatullah, Ignatius

Nūrī, Athanasios Ignatios

Nuro, Abrohom

Qarabashī, ʿAbd al-Masīḥ Nuʿmān

Qiryo, Yuḥanna

Qoro, Elias Malke

al-Rāhib, Elias

Saba, Boutros

Saka, Yaʿqub

Salmān,Ḥanna

Samuel, Athanasios Yeshuʿ

Sawma, Abrohom

Shamsi Clan

Shaʿya, Elias

Shemʿun II, Basileios

Sobo, Ignatios

Sobo, Malki al-Qas Afram

Syriac Orthodox Church

Taw Mim Simkath

Yuḥanon XIV bar Shayullāh

Yuḥanon Qashisho

al-Zaʿfarān, Dayr

Jerusalem (with L. Van Rompay)

Manna, Yaʿqob Awgen (with S. P. Brock)

Raḥmani, Ignatius Ephrem II (with S. P. Brock)

Salomon, Désiré  (with J. F. Coakley)

Scher, Addai (with S. P. Brock)

Smith, Agnes and Margaret (with S. P. Brock)

‘Introduction’ in Lectionary of the Book of Acts and Lectionary of the Epistle Readings (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press & Antioch Press, 2011), xiii–xiv.

‘Introduction’ in Holy Qurbono, The Devine Liturgy of Saint Jacob bar Salibi(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press & Antioch Press, 2010), xi–xv.

Introduction to The Earliest Records of Christianityby Eleazar Lipa Sukenik (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2008).

‘Thouma Audo and His Lexicon’, in Thomas Audo, Treasure of the Syriac Language: A Dictionary of Classical Syriac(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2008).

‘Introduction’ in Eugene Manna, Chaldean-Arabic Dictionary(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2007), i–ii.

‘The Making of the Gorgias Reprinted Edition’ in P. Bedjan (ed.), Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2006), ix–xi.

‘Introduction to the Gorgias Reprint’ in The Widmanstadt-Moses of Mardin Editio Princeps of The Syriac Gospels of 1555(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2006). [A revised version was republished under ‘Printing the First Syriac New Testament’ in Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies 2 (2007), 57–61.]

‘Sebastian Paul Brock, Haddāyā of Syriac Studies’ in Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies18 (2004), 1:5–8. [On Academia.edu]

‘Foreword, The Syriac New Testament’ in James Murdock’sThe New Testament: A Literal Translation from the Syriac Peshitto Version(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2001), [i]–[vi].

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.

‘The Syriac Bible: From Ancient Codices to Electronic Verses’. Presented at the Christianity in Iraq V Seminar Day, SOAS, March 5, 2008.

‘Anton Kiraz and the Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls’. Presented at ASOR, 2006.

‘Syriac Meltho Fonts for Windows XP: A Tutorial’. Presented at the North American Syriac Symposium, Princeton, 2003; and the Dorushe Conference at The Catholic University of America, 2006.

‘Computing the Arabic ‘Word’: A Multi-tape finite-state approach’. Presented at the Center for Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland, 2005.

‘A Multi-tier Interlinear to the Syriac New Testament’. Presented at the International SBL, 2005.

‘Anton Kiraz and the Dead Sea Scrolls’. Presented at Duke University, July 2004.

‘eBeth Arké: The Syriac Digital Library and Patristic Studies’. Presented at the North American Patristics Society, 2002.

‘Two Millennia of Syriac Literature’. Lecture presented at the Syriac Course at Princeton Theological Seminary, 2001.

‘The Syriac-Speaking Churches: Past and Present’. Lecture presented at the Syriac Course at Princeton Theological Seminary, 2001.

‘Recent Finite-State Research’. Presented at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, May 2000.

‘Finite-State Model to Nonlinear Rewrite Systems’. Presented at Bilkent University, Ankara, October 1997.

‘Bell Lab’s Finite-State Tools’. Presented at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, October 1997.

‘Preliminary Studies of Syriac Morphology’. Presented at Rijks Universiteit, Leiden, The Netherlands, February 1996.

‘N:1 Two-Level Morphology’. Presented at Rank Xerox Research Centre – Le Quartz, Meylan, France, February 1995.

‘Ordering Malayalam Strings using a Two-Level System’. Presented at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam-Kerala, India, November 1994.

The Syriac Community in the Holy Land, Presented at Tantur, Jerusalem, 1993.

Computational Approach to Non-linear Morphology, Ph.D. thesis, University of Cambridge, 1996. [Revised into Computational Nonlinear Morphology; see under Books.]

Semitic Languages and Two-Level Morphology, M.Phil. thesis, University of Cambridge, 1992.

‘Abrohom Nuro (1923–2009)’ in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies12 (2009):1.

‘William L. Petersen (1950–2006)’ in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies10 (2007):1.

‘Mar Raphael Bidawid (1922–2003)’ in Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies7 (2004):1.

Readings from Psalms and the Sermon on the Mount in Syriac (Playing at the Bible Museum, D.C., 2017).

iVocab Syriac: Advanced Vocabulary by Frequency (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications).

Text readings for George Kiraz’s The New Syriac Primer: Introduction to Syriac with a CD(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2007).

(With Edip Aydin) Text readings for John Healey’sLeshono Suryoyo: First Studies in Syriac(Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2006).

‘Globalization of Syriac Studies’, Presented at the Mardin Syriac Symposium, Mardin, 2012.

‘Why Do They Mumble During Prayers? The Structure of the Morning and Evening Prayers’. Presented at the 45thArchdiocesan Convention, Tampa, Florida, Saturday, July 26, 2008.

‘Tabetha Syriac’, Presented at the North American Syriac Symposium 2003, Princeton, and at the ARAM Conference, Chicago 2007. [Published as ‘Tabetha Kthobonoyo Syriac’.]

‘The Structure and Usage of the Syriac Shhimo’. Presented at the North American Syriac Symposium, Toronto, 2007.

‘The Contribution of Deir al-Za`faraan to the Culture of Mardin’, presented at the 1stInternational Symposium of Mardin History (2002).

‘Globalizing Syriac Studies’. Presented at the Christianity in Iraq Conference, SOAS, 2005. [Incorporated in ‘Forty Years of Syriac Computing’.]

‘Syriac… To the Four Corners of the Earth’. Presented at the Archdiocesan Convention, Boston, 2005.

‘Suryoye and Suryoyutho: Syriac Identity in the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries’. Presented at Leiden University, June 2004.

‘Syriac and Greek: A Tag Team for Classics?’ Presented at Rutgers University, 2003.

‘The Swords of Candles: Syriac Orthodox Worship in the Holy Sites’. Presented at St. Nerses Seminary, 2003.

‘The Syriac Bible in History’. Presented at the American Foundation of Syriac Studies, Paramus, NJ, 2002.

‘The Development of Syriac Digital Types’. Presented at the American Oriental Society, 2001. [Incorporated in ‘Forty Years of Syriac Computing’.]

‘Syriac Versions of the New Testament’. Presented at the Brown Bag Lectures, Brigham Young University, January 1997.

‘Syriac Studies and Western Scholarship.’ Presented at St. Mary Malankara Church, Los Angeles,November 7, 1996.

‘Methodology of Aligning the Sinaiticus, Curetonianus, Peshīttâ and Harklean Texts’. Presented at IumSymposium Syro-Arabicum, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Lebanon, September 1995. [Based on the introduction to CESG.]

‘On the Syriac Stem’. Presented at the Third World Syriac Conference, SEERI, Kottayam-Kerala, India, November 1994.

‘A Mimrô Attributed to George of the Arabs (d. 724) on Astronomical and Chronological Matters’. Presented at Medicine, Science and Technology in Asian Cultures Research Seminars. The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, 1994.

‘The Determination of the Dates of Easter and Passover in the Syriac Tradition’. Society of Biblical Literature 1990 International Meeting, Vienna, 1990.

‘The Educational and Publication Needs of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the United States and Canada’. Read at the 28thAnnual Convention of the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of the United States on behalf of the author by Dale Johnson, Portland, Oregon, August 3, 1990.

‘Conflict Among Various Groups in Our Syrian Orthodox Church’. Presented at the First Annual Archdiocesan Syrian Orthodox Delegates Meeting, Worcester, MA, April 1–3, 1988.

The Syrian Aramaeans in the Ancient History of the Middle East, a brief course (Los Angeles, 1986).

‘The Syrian Orthodox Community in the Holy Land’. Presented at the Tantur Institute, Jerusalem, 1983.

Īlaph lešōnô suryōyô[Learn Syriac, a commentary of Qarabashi’s herge d-qeryono], vols. 3–4 (=Qarabashi’s Grades 1 & 2) (Bethlehem, 1983).

‘Proposal for Adding Syriac Page Numbers in Microsoft Word’. Submitted to Microsoft, 2007.

(With P. Nelson and S. Hasso) ‘Proposal to encode Syriac in ISO/IEC 10646’. Submitted and Presented at the Unicode Technical Committee meeting, Cupertino, Feb. 27, 1998.

‘Proposal for Cataloguing and Digitising the Manuscripts of the Patriarchal Library’. Submitted to the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchal Library, Damascus, 1994 [at the request of Andrew Palmer].

Bell Labs internal reports.

Beth Gazo Portal: an Android and iPhone app (Eastern Archdiocese for the Eastern United States and Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, 2018).

iPubNiche [a title management system for publishers] (Ivos Solutions, 2017).

CoverFlow [an XML-based book cover generation program, internal to Gorgias Press].

FolioFlow [In house publishing workflow and automation, internal to Gorgias Press].

MELTHO: Syriac OpenType Fonts for Windows XP/2000™ and Windows 95/98/ME™. Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, 2001.

Syriac Electronic Data Retrieval Archive (SEDRA): A Database Management System for Linguistic Computing in Syriac. The Syriac Computing Institute, 1991–93. [Adapted by Logos Software, Accordance, and a few web sites.]

Alaph Beth Font Kit: Aramaic, Coptic, Hieroglyphic, North Semitic, Phoenician, Sabaean, Syriac and Ugaritic Fonts. Alaph Beth Computer Systems, California, 1987–92.

AutoTERM: Terminal Emulation and Local Communication between the DOS and PICK Operating Systems. AutoStar Technologies, California, 1990.

Scholar’s Smart Calendar: Conversion between various calendrical systems. Alaph Beth Computer Systems, California, 1989.

Electronic Synopsis of the Four Gospels. Alaph Beth Computer Systems, California, 1989.

SYRMUSIC, Syriac Music in BASIC (Los Angeles, 1987).

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