Ephrem the Syrian is the most important poet and theologian of the Syriac Christian tradition. His numerous hymns, homilies, and commentaries were highly influential for later generations, and his poetry continues to be broadly used in the liturgies of Syriac Christian churches. This new translation of twenty poems, the only edition of Ephrem that features a text in vocalized serto script with a facing translation, offers a broad and varied introduction to Ephrem's work. Arranged according to his concept of salvation history, this book will allow readers to further explore his poetry in both its original language and in a contemporary English translation.
Sebastian P. Brock was, until his retirement in 2003, a reader in Syriac studies at the University of Oxford. He is the author of numerous books, including The Bible in Syriac Tradition and An Outline of Syriac Literature. George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute and president of Gorgias Press. He is the author of several books, including Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament.