Syriacism

Syriacism

an expression whose origin is Syriac, a language based on the eastern Aramaic dialect.
See also: Language
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An important contribution by Sidney Griffith suggests a methodology for identifying lexical and thematic Syriacisms in the Qur'an and then demonstrates it in a fascinating study of the story of the "Companions of the Cave" (Q 18:9-26) in light of earlier Syriac accounts, especially the liturgical homily by Jacob of Serugh.
Students of the Bible in 4th and 5th century Syria; seats of learning, sidelights and Syriacisms.