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Excellent portable Syriac NT Nov 18, 2007
Wipf and Stock has produced a very nice reprint of this 1836 publication. It is a clear reproduction of a text in a very legible Serto font with full vocalization.
The largest part of the book is the New Testament in Syriac, which begins, in good Semitic fashion, on the right-hand side of the book (where the end of an English book would be found). The NT text is preceded by a short introduction (in Syriac) and a table of contents. The 550 pages of the NT text have Syriac numbers by the outside margin of the top of the page, and Roman numbers at the same margin at the bottom of the page.
Following the NT text, pages 551-568 contain a list of "variant readings of the New Testament from the version of the British and Foreign Bible Society," as the Syriac title explains.
The other major part of this book is the "Lexicon Syriacum," which begins at the left-hand side of the book. This occupies pages 1-135, numbered separately from the NT text. It consists of all the words in the Syriac text of the NT, in Syriac alphabetical order, with Latin glosses. It is quite handy to have this glossary bound with the NT text. This makes the text convenient to read while waiting for appointments, on airplanes and in other locations where handling multiple books is inconvenient.