Acts of Mar Mari the Apostle (Writings from the Greco-Roman World (Brill Academic Publishers), 11.)
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Release Date: Oct 15, 2005
Edition: annotated edition
Pages: 148 pages
Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.62 inches
The Syriac Acts of Mār Mārī the Apostle discusses the introduction of Christianity into Upper Syria, Mesopotamia, and Persia at the end of or slightly after the apostolic age by Mār Mārī. The Acts continues the Teaching of Addai (Thaddaeus in Eusebius of Caesarea), one of the seventy disciples of Jesus, who dispatched Marı from Edessa to the east. The Acts traces Mārī's itinerary and preaching in Mesopotamia until his reaching Babylonia, where he founded the first church near the Hellenistic city of Seleucia on the Tigris. By the early fifth century, the birthplace of Christianity in Babylonia became the patriarchal seat of the Church of the East, whose ecclesiastical jurisdiction and cultural influence extended during the early medieval period as far as China. This volume contains the Acts of Mār Mārī in Syriac and a relevant account from Kitāb al-Majdal in Arabic, both translated for the first time into English. This annotated translation of the Acts of Mār Mārī offers specialists and lay people alike a major source dealing with the early history of Christianity in the Middle East.
Amir Harrak, Hardcover annotated edition edition, ISBN 10: 9004130500, ISBN 13: 9789004130500