For two decades now, the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative has been engaged in the editing, translation, and publication of important texts from the golden age of the Islamic world, including mystical, theological, philosophical, and medical works by Muslims, Jews, and Christians alike. Working with high-caliber scholars from around the world, we have published a total […]Read More
I’m excited to announce the publication of the fifth and final volume of medical aphorisms by the great Medieval Jewish physician and theologian Moses Maimonides, translated from the Arabic by Gerrit Bos, a world authority on Maimonides. Moses Maimonides is among the most celebrated rabbis in the history of Judaism and the author of works […]Read More
It is my pleasure to announce the publication of On This Day: The Armenian Church Synaxarion; March by Edward G. Mathews Jr. This is the third in a proposed twelve volume series that offers a complete English translation of an important spiritual work from the Armenian Church.
The meaning of the word “synaxarion” in the title might stump even the most seasoned student of early Christianity. […]Read More
The Middle Eastern Texts Initiative recently rolled out another volume of On This Day. The month of March is now available. On This Day (translated from the Armenian “Yaysmawurk‘”) is a compilation of stories about venerable Christians saints and martyrs from days gone by. The collection was part of the great and varied Armenian liturgical tradition from the turn […]Read More