The eBethArké digital library project began in 2000 during a time when digital
collections were a novelty. For the next decade, Beth Mardutho collected a large digital
collection of printed books, manuscripts, audio recordings, archives, and other items.
The institutes challenge has always been making this material available online. This
collaborative project with Rutgers University has finally made the delivery of this
"The online Syriac portal is provided so that all students and scholars of Middle Eastern language can access and study Syriac literature. Books,
periodicals, letters and other publications and manuscripts in Syriac and Arabic
languages are available, as well as literature in other languages (including English)
which describe the Syriac language, grammar, and associated cultures.
In addition to literary works and manuscripts from past centuries, the collection is
replete with texts, video and audio depicting modern Syriac scholarly work. These
describe not just the historic texts themselves, but the cultural impact that the
literature has had on society.
We invite you to explore this collection as it grows. Over 1,500 items have been
digitized in preparation for this digital library portal and will be added to the
existing collection in the coming months.
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to enable your system to properly display the Syriac Language.