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In Chapter 2, The Syriac Tradition in the Early Islamic Era  previous chapter  Syriac Aramaic began to develop as a literary language in the 2nd century AD; as a result of the Hellenization of the Near East it was subjected to the influence of Greek (Brock 1996 [*19]). As the language of Hellenized Christians, it became a vehicle for the assimilation of Greek concepts, which were transmitted orally, but increasingly also via Greek-Syriac translations of theological and philosophical treatises (B...

Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries

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