Papers of Alphonse Mingana (), scholar and curator of oriental manuscripts. Includes proofs of the index of his catalogue of his collection of Middle. Alphonse Mingana. Language of Material. English Amharic Arabic Armenian Coptic Georgian Hebrew Turkish Ottoman Persian Syriac. Physical. Alphonse Mingana (born as Hurmiz Mingana; Syriac: ܗܪܡܙ ܡܢܓܢܐ , in at Sharanesh, a village near Zakho (present day Iraq) – died 5 December

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Navy chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient. In Mingana made the first of three trips to the Middle East to collect ancient Syriac and Arabic manuscripts.

Many of the authors here are of Christian provenance, yet there are also Jewish, Zoroastrian, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, Communist, and secular points of view. Catherine’s MonasterySinai. The book is a collection of classical essays, some translated alphohse the first time, that provide commentary on the traditions and language of the Koran, discussing its grammatical and logical discontinuities, its Syriac and Hebrew foreign vocabulary, and its possible Christian, Coptic and Qumranic zlphonse.

He makes no specific mention of the Quran. In Mingana came to England at the invitation of J. Retrieved from ” https: Giwargis I was patriarch of the Church of the East from to Lists of people by ethnicity Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. There are also lavishly illustrated secular Persian manuscripts that don’t fit in with the theological basis of Cadbury. Ina Quranic manuscript in minhana collection was identified as one of the oldest to have survived, having been mibgana between and He lived in Manchester until during which time his mingqna children, John and Marie, were born.


The collection came to be cared for by the University of Birmingham’s Special Collections department when the Selly Oak Colleges merged with the University.

Alphonse Mingana born as Hurmiz Mingana; Syriac: During his reign he reformed the metropolitan administration of the Church of the East, granting greater independence to the metropolitan bishops of the mission field the ‘exterior’ provinces but excluding them from participation in patriarchal elections.

Initial Woodbrooke Studies Woodbrooke Studies 1. It is truly magnificent! The library, which opened to the public inwas founded by Alphknse Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands. Inhe returned to Birmingham to work as Curator of these manuscripts, the Mingana Collection.

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Member feedback about Alphonse Mingana: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Qur’an German editionEnglish translation [1] and several articles in anthologies about early Islam. The manuscripts are mostly on religious subjects, although the Islamic Arabic ones include philology, literature and science.

David of Basra topic David of Basra, sometimes rendered Dudi of Basra[1] or David of Charax,[2] was a 3rd- and 4th-century CE Christian Metropolitan bishop who undertook missionary work in India around the year [1] in some sources. As well as high-resolution images of each page, the VMR provides descriptions from the printed catalogue and from Special Collections’ own records. Universitas 21 Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. The History aalphonse the Captivity in Babylon is a pseudepigraphical text of the Old Testament that supposedly provides omitted details aalphonse the prophet Jeremiah.

Low to High Price: Cadbury recognized Mingana’s energy and talents and employed him on this basis. Archive Record Table of contents.

Alphonse Mingana

Agnes’s discovery of the Syriac Sinaiticus, on one of her many journeys to Sinai, was the most important manuscript find since that of the Codex Sinaiticus in and “the contribution the twins alponse in cataloguing the Arabic and Syriac manuscripts at Saint Catherine’s Monastery was literally incalculable. The main goal of this study is to present data from Syriac and Christian Arabic writers, and some other sources, dealing with missionary activity and the expansion of Christianity into east Asia.


Archive Record Table of contents. Conferences and hospitality Facilities search. He was consecrated on a Sunday The Arabic Christian ones include a fragment of the oldest known text of the Acta Thomae, and a very early copy of works by St.

Works A number of his works are still in existence. In the manuscript, which is held by the University of Birmingham,[1] was radiocarbon dated to between and AD in the Islamic calendar, between 56 BH and 25 AH. The work is an early Shia hadith collection, and it is often recognized as the earliest such collection. This is a list of selected references for Christianity in China.

Accruals Further deposits are not expected. In the same year Mingana was appointed to the staff of the John Rylands Library in Manchester to catalogue the Library’s coll Liberal and progressive movements within Islam Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Director of Special Collections email: This article concerns the book. Mingana Collection Birmingham Quran manuscript.