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For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.


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הקראי ישועה בן יהודה מחברו של פירוש לס׳ בראשית שנשתמר בלבוש שומרוני || The Karaite Yeshuʿah b. Yehudah, Author of a Pseudo-Samaritan Commentary on Genesis Ayala Loewenstamm, "הקראי ישועה בן יהודה מחברו של פירוש לס׳ בראשית שנשתמר בלבוש שומרוני || The Karaite Yeshuʿah b. Yehudah, Author of a Pseudo-Samaritan Commentary on Genesis."Tarbiz vol. 41 (1972)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/DCM3RV5Q
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The Beginnings of Judaeo-Arabic Bible Exegesis According to an Old Glossary to the Book of Psalms || ניצני פרשנות המקרא בערבית היהודית על סמך גלוסר קדום לספר תהליםJoshua Blau, Simon Hopkins and יהושע בלאו,, "The Beginnings of Judaeo-Arabic Bible Exegesis According to an Old Glossary to the Book of Psalms || ניצני פרשנות המקרא בערבית היהודית על סמך גלוסר קדום לספר תהלים." (Jerusalem: Ben Zvi Institute, 2007)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/CEF386BD
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D. Pauli Apostoli Epistola ad Titum, arabicé; cum Ioannis Antonidæ Alcmariani interlineari versione latina ad verbum Joannes Antonides, D. Pauli Apostoli Epistola ad Titum, arabicé; cum Ioannis Antonidæ Alcmariani interlineari versione latina ad verbum (Leiden: In officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1612)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/USMT5CIF
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Joel és Ámosz próféták könyveinek arab fordítása névtelen szerzőtől: a Codex Huntington 206 alapján Dezső Klein ed., Joel és Ámosz próféták könyveinek arab fordítása névtelen szerzőtől: a Codex Huntington 206 alapján (Budapest: Az Athenaeum R. Társulat Könyvnyomdája, 1897)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/TP5YI7J7
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The Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli on the Book of Proverbs Ilana Sasson ed., The Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli on the Book of Proverbs vol. 1: Introduction and Edition , Karaite Texts and Studies 8; Études sur le judaïsme médiéval (Leiden: Brill, 2016)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/89HN54WS
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The Arabic Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Ali the Karaite on the Book of Hosea, Edited from Eight Manuscripts and Provided with a Critical Notes and an Introduction Philip Birnbaum ed., The Arabic Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Ali the Karaite on the Book of Hosea, Edited from Eight Manuscripts and Provided with a Critical Notes and an Introduction (Philadelphia: The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, 1942)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/34RLRYC5
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The Arabic Commentary of Abu Zakariya Yaḥya (Judah ben Samuel) ibn Bal‘am on the Twelve Minor Prophets Samuel Poznański ed., "The Arabic Commentary of Abu Zakariya Yaḥya (Judah ben Samuel) ibn Bal‘am on the Twelve Minor Prophets."The Jewish Quarterly Review vol. 15 (1924)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/6BXC2E2N
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The Arabic Bible in Spain Henry Snyder Gehman, "The Arabic Bible in Spain."Speculum vol. 1 (1926)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/IWH8VK4E
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An Arabic Version of the Epistles of St Paul to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, with Part of the Epistle to the Ephesians from a Ninth Century Ms. in the Convent of St Catharine on Mount Sinai Margaret Dunlop Gibson ed., An Arabic Version of the Epistles of St Paul to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, with Part of the Epistle to the Ephesians from a Ninth Century Ms. in the Convent of St Catharine on Mount Sinai, Studia Sinaitica (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/X9S78ZWR
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S. Jacobi Apostoli Epistolæ Catholicæ versio Arabica et Æthiopica: Latinitate utraque donata, nec non a multis mendis repurgata, punctis vocalibus accurate insignita, et notis philologicis e probatissimorum Arabum scriptis illustrata. Johann Georg Nissel and Theodorus Petraeus eds., S. Jacobi Apostoli Epistolæ Catholicæ versio Arabica et Æthiopica: Latinitate utraque donata, nec non a multis mendis repurgata, punctis vocalibus accurate insignita, et notis philologicis e probatissimorum Arabum scriptis illustrata. (Leiden: Ex officina Johannis & Danielis Elsevier. Academ. Typograph., 1654)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/K84KYSYB
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Liber Psalmorum Dauidis Regis et Prophetae: ex Arabico idiomae in Latinum translatus || ممزامير داوود الملك والنبي Gabriel Sionita and Vittorio Scialac, Liber Psalmorum Dauidis Regis et Prophetae: ex Arabico idiomae in Latinum translatus || ممزامير داوود الملك والنبي (Rome: Ex typographia Sauariana : Excudebat Stephanus Paulinus, 1614)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/IRHBE8AE
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رسالة بولس الرسول الى اهل رومية، رسالة بولس الرسول الى اهل غلاطيا || Pauli Apostoli ad Romanos Epistola, Arabice: Ex Bibliotheca Leidensi & Pauli Apostoli Epistola ad Galatas Thomas Erpenius ed., رسالة بولس الرسول الى اهل رومية، رسالة بولس الرسول الى اهل غلاطيا || Pauli Apostoli ad Romanos Epistola, Arabice: Ex Bibliotheca Leidensi & Pauli Apostoli Epistola ad Galatas (Leiden: In Typographia Erpeniana, 1615)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/8QT573TU
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Karaite Commentaries on the Song of Songs from Tenth-Century Jerusalem Daniel Frank, "Karaite Commentaries on the Song of Songs from Tenth-Century Jerusalem." (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/L9DIYTFD
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תרגומי מקרא קדומים לערבית־היהודית || Ancient Bible Translations to Judaeo-Arabic Joshua Blau and Simon Hopkins, "תרגומי מקרא קדומים לערבית־היהודית || Ancient Bible Translations to Judaeo-Arabic."פעמים: רבעון לחקר קהילות ישראל במזרח || Pe'amim: Studies in Oriental Jewry vol. 83 (2000 || תש"ס)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/4AS9IMJK
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שני גלוסרים מקראיים עבריים־ערביים מגניזת קהיר || Two Hebrew-Arabic Biblical Glossaries from the Cairo Geniza Meira Polliack and Sasson Somekh, "שני גלוסרים מקראיים עבריים־ערביים מגניזת קהיר || Two Hebrew-Arabic Biblical Glossaries from the Cairo Geniza."Pe‘amim: Studies in Oriental Jewry || פעמים: רבעון לחקר קהילות ישראל במזרח vol. 83 (2000)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/BYBNEGMH
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פירוש קראי על התורה בלבוש שומרוני || A Karaite Commentary on the Torah in Samaritan Garb Ayala Loewenstamm and אילה ליונשטם, "פירוש קראי על התורה בלבוש שומרוני || A Karaite Commentary on the Torah in Samaritan Garb."The Academy of the Hebrew Language: Sources and Studies IX—A New Series (Jerusalem: The Academy of the Hebrew Language, 2008)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/CMRWKKZA
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أمثال سليمان / משׁלי שׁלמה: منظومة كل مثل بيتا ومشروحة ومفسرة على الوجه الصحيح || The Proverbs of Solomon: Every Proverb Arranged in Poetic Verse, Interpreted, and Explained in Reliable Fashion Morad (Murād) Farag and مراد فرج, أمثال سليمان / משׁלי שׁלמה: منظومة كل مثل بيتا ومشروحة ومفسرة على الوجه الصحيح || The Proverbs of Solomon: Every Proverb Arranged in Poetic Verse, Interpreted, and Explained in Reliable Fashion (الإسكندرية || Alexandria: مطبعة صلاح الدين || Maṭbaʿat Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn, 1938)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/GJAS7TSI
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Retribution & Redemption: Yefet Ben ʿEli on the Minor Prophets: A Lost Work of Lawrence Marwick Lawrence Marwick ed., Retribution & Redemption: Yefet Ben ʿEli on the Minor Prophets: A Lost Work of Lawrence Marwick (Columbia: SC: al-Qirqisani Center/Kara Publications, 2003)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/TSTXWHGZ
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לקוטי קדמוניות: לקורות דת בני מקרא והליטעראטור שלהם עפ״י כתבי יד עבריים וערביים || Lickute Kadmoniot. Zur Geschichte des Karaismus und der karäischen Literatur S. Pinsker, לקוטי קדמוניות: לקורות דת בני מקרא והליטעראטור שלהם עפ״י כתבי יד עבריים וערביים || Lickute Kadmoniot. Zur Geschichte des Karaismus und der karäischen Literatur (Wien: Adalbert della Torre, 1860)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/6RTPIANL
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יפת בן עלי אלבצרי, פירוש בראשית: מהדורה ביקורתית לדוגמה || Yefet ben ʿEli, Commentary on Genesis: A Sample Critical EditionSagit Butbul, Sarah Stroumsa and שגית בוטבול,, "יפת בן עלי אלבצרי, פירוש בראשית: מהדורה ביקורתית לדוגמה || Yefet ben ʿEli, Commentary on Genesis: A Sample Critical Edition." (Jerusalem || ירושלים: Ben-Zvi Institute || מכות בן־צבי לחקר קהילות ישראל במזרח, 2000)URI: https://biblia-arabica.com/bibl/W9UPBTMQ

Search Tips

For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis  
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r  
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*  
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*  
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~  
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2  
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.