These lectures provide a full introduction to classical Syriac. Basics of Classical Syriac provides 23 easy-to-follow lessons, introducing one of the most important translational languages of the New Testament. A working knowledge of Syriac provides a lens through which to study early translations of the Greek New Testament, the Peshitta (the Syriac translation of the full Bible), and early church history texts and commentaries. Basics of Classical Syriac Video Lectures, together with the accompanying grammar and workbook Basics of Classical Syriac, is thus useful for students across a range of disciplines including New Testament studies, Old Testament studies, and church history.
Designed with the student in mind, each lecture is approximately 15-25 minutes in length. Useful for traditional students, students in distance and online courses, and independent learners alike, these lectures provide a full introduction to classical Syriac.