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Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Veil on Moses’ Face (Paperback)

Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug

P&S History > Theology & Religion

Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781593336448
Published: 5th May 2009
Casemate UK Academic

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This edition of Mar Jacob of Sarug's (d. 521) homily on the Veil of Moses asks what the veil means. Jacob finds the hermeneutical key in Paul’s exegesis of Gen. 2:24 – that the man and the woman becoming one symbolizes Christ and the Church. The bride must wear a veil until such time as her bridegroom comes to remove it at their marriage ceremony. The volume constitutes a fascicle of The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain the original Syriac text of Jacob's surviving sermons, fully vocalized, alongside an annotated English translation.

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