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The Program of Armenian Studies has suspended its full activities, due to the retirement of Professor Michael Stone. Those who want to get deeper incites into the Armenian culture and history can take the course offered in Semester 1 of 2013-2014:

ARMENIANS FROM ANTIQUITY TO LATE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, given by Mr. Yoav Loeff (Tuesdays, 10:30 - 12:15, Mt. Scopus Campus). The course includes the visit to the Armenian quarter.

Any events of Armenian Studies interest taking place at the University will be publicised on this website. As well, this site contains scholarly and Armenological resources and information. See below on this screen and on the following links (A Repertory of Published Armenian Translations of Classical Texts, The Penitence of Adam: An Apocryphal Armenian Adam Book). You are encouraged to take advantage of these resources. They will be updated on an occasional basis (as well as our "Updates and Announcements" section). See also in the left margin  of this screen.

The Hebrew University Armenian Series publications are available through Peeters Publishers. Enquiries may be direct to the Institute of Asian and African Studies.

A Repertory of Published Armenian Translations of Classical Texts written by Constantine Zuckerman, revised by M.E. Stone and with an appendix by Abraham Terian. This on-line publication is supported by Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici and the research group Recupero di testi classici attraverso recezioni in lingue del Vicino e Medio oriente. © M.E. Stone and C. Zuckerman (Due to the various lanuguges & fonts, this work is in PDF format.)

 

The Penitence of Adam: An Apocryphal Armenian Adam Book -- Electronic Version, with manuscript photographs, texts, translations and concordance, edited by Michael E. Stone Posted with the assistance of a grant from the Israel Science Foundation

 

Working Edition of the Old Armenian Text of Song of Songs -- prepared by Archbishop Shahe Ajamian, this edition presents clearly the witness of the three most important witnesses to the Armenian text of the Old Testament.

 

The Life of Adam and Eve: The Biblical Story in Judiasm and Christianity -- The Life of Adam and Eve is an apocryphal story about the experience of the first human couple after their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Of the numerous apocryphal works that were written regarding Adam and Eve in the ancient world, this text certainly has pride of place. Not only was its influence in antiquity quite evident and widespread but the tale also enjoyed enormous popularity in the Gary A. Anderson,The University of Virginia  and Michael E. Stone, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

     

"Refutation of the Sects" is a 5th century Armenian work by Yeznik of Kolb.  The English retelling is by Dr Thomas Samuelian --the work is in four books, starting with a book on the nature of God and then refuting Greek philosophy, Persian Zurvanism, and

 

Claude E. Cox: A Critical Edition of the Armenian Bible: A Progress Report. [.doc file]

Claude E. Cox: The Armenian Translation of the Bible. [.doc file]

 

"List of sigla referring to the Armenian manuscripts" (updated list, in French), by Prof. Bernard Coulie, Université catholique de Louvain – Belgique. Published on the website of Association Internationale des Etudes Arméniennes (AIEA).

 

 

    While visiting Washington D.C., as Senior Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, Prof. Michael E. Stone presented a lecture titled “A Hidden Treasure: The Armenian Adam Epic by Arakel of Siwnik” on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003.
    To listen to this lecture, click on the speaker

    Library of Congress Information Bulletin for Dec 2003.

UPDATED
Oct. 4 2013


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FAHA, PhD., DLitt.
Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion and Armenian Studies 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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