Latest news, highlights, and updates
Sat Mar 12 22:08:18 CST 2016The algorithm to automatically transliterate Syriac into Latin has been reworked and should now be more accurate.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015Ishodad of Merv's extensive exegesis of the Gospels has been added to the Peshitta Tool. This is the first commentary to make its presence known at Dukhrana. Credits and special thanks goes to Shelley Bibeau for her work creating the index and verse mappings. Enjoy!
Saturday, December 27, 2014Edmundi Castelli's Lexicon Syriacum has been added to the collection of online searchable lexicons. Check it out!
Thursday, December 25, 2014Beautiful color images of the Book of Revelation from the Crawford Codex are now available for download at the Crawford Codex page. The images are courtesy of the University of Manchester. Special thanks to Greg Glaser for helping making these images available here at Dukhrana.
Sunday, November 2, 2014Greg Glaser's transcription of the Crawford Codex's Book of Revelation has been added to the Crawford Codex page.
Friday, April 4, 2014The Curetonian Gospels and the Sinaitic Palimpsest have been added to the Peshitta Tool.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013Robert Payne Smith's Thesaurus Syriacus has now finally been added to the collection of online searchable lexicons here at Dukhrana. Once again special thanks to the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon for providing an index for this lexicon.
Friday, November 23, 2012Marcus Jastrow's A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushlami, and the Midrashic Literature has been added to the collection of online searchable lexicons. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012I am happy to announce the added presence of Carl Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum 2nd Edition. Special thanks to the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon for providing an index for this lexicon.
Monday, July 23, 2012Franz Diletzsch's Hebrew translation of the New Testament has been added to the Peshitta Tool. Enjoy!
Friday, July 20, 2012I am proud to announce that an Afrikaans translation of the Peshitta New Testament has been added to the Peshitta Tool. The translation is called "Die Pad van Waarheid tot die Lewe" (The Path of Truth unto Life) and has been carried out by Gerrie C. Coetzee. For further information about this fine translation please see www.padwlewe.ch.
Sunday, July 15, 2012Updates have been pretty slow lately but don't worry! Many new features are just around the corner... First out is Bishop J. E. Manna's Chaldean - Arabic Dictionary which has been added to the collection of available and searchable lexicons. Enjoy!
Monday, January 9, 2012Great news for Mac OS X users! Support has now been added for XenoType's Syriac Language Kit fonts for Mac OS X. So now the Peshitta Tool finally got a little more user friendly for Mac users.
Friday, March 25, 2011The Peshitta Tool now contains a direct link to the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon's break down of the words in a given Peshitta verse. In order to use this functionality just keep an eye out for a (CAL) link located next to the (analyze) link (only for Peshitta UBS/BFBS text).
Saturday, January 22, 2011I'm proud to announce that the Peshitta Tool now includes Egbert Nierop's excellent Dutch Peshitta Translation. For more information regarding this translation please visit www.peshitta.nl. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011It is now possible to quickly search all available lexicons at once using the "Multiple Lexicon Search" tool. Check it out!
Monday, January 3, 2011Happy New Year! Updates have been slow lately, but today I am happy to announce that Paul Younan's Interlinear Peshitta Translation has been added to the Peshitta Tool (check the "manuscript viewer column"). If you are interested in learning more about Paul Younan's work, then I suggest you head over to his website www.peshitta.org. Well, that's all for now!
Monday, August 16, 2010Toma Audo's Treasure of the Syriac Language Volume 2 (Lamadh - Taw), a Syriac to Syriac dictionary, has now finally been added to the lexicon collection here at dukhrana.com. Awesome!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010Dr. George Lamsa's English New Testament translation has been added to the Peshitta Tool. Check it out!
Sunday, March 14, 2010Yet another searchable dictionary has made its presence known here at dukhrana.com. Check out S. J. Louis-Costaz's Syriac-French-English-Arabic Dictionary!
Thursday, March 4, 2010A new searchable dictionary, J. P. Margoliouth's Supplement to the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, S.T.P., has been added. Enjoy!
Sunday, November 29, 2009The Peshitta Tool has once again been updated with some new functionality. Hovering the mouse pointer over a word will now directly give a brief analysis of the word. (Only BFBS/UBS Peshitta source). Check it out!
Monday, November 16, 2009The Peshitta Tool has been updated with a new "manuscript viewer" feature. On the left hand side of each verse there is now a small section with links to the given verse in various manuscripts, transcriptions and Peshitta editions.
We have currently indexed the Khabouris Codex, Khabouris Codex Transcription, Syriac MS 148, Crawford Codex Western Four Transcription and an eastern Peshitta NT published in New York, 1886 (sometimes called the "Little Red Book"). More manuscripts and editions will be added as we finish indexing them.
Hope you enjoy this new cool feature!
Saturday, November 7, 2009Toma Audo's Treasure of the Syriac Language Volume 1 (Alaph - Kaph), a Syriac to Syriac dictionary, has been added to the collection of lexicons here at dukhrana.com. Hope you like it!
Sunday, October 18, 2009The Peshitta Tool has been updated with a feature to include Arabic, Hebrew and Latin transliterations of the Syriac UBS 1905 Peshitta text. Have fun!
Saturday, September 26, 2009Today, Dukhrana Biblical Research is pleased to present a new section dedicated to the Yonan Codex, part of the the Van Kampen Collection on display at the Holy Land Experience, Orlando Florida. Don't miss it!
Friday, September 25, 2009Upon request, a French version of the New Testament has been added to the Peshitta Tool. The version added is Louis Segond's translation from 1910. Enjoy!
Sunday, May 24, 2009Three new New Testament editions have been added to the Peshitta Tool for even better comparison. The new additions are: the Latin Vulgate (Clementine Vulgate), Tischendorf's 8th edition of the Greek NT and last but not least the Greek Orthodox Church's Offical Greek NT text. Have fun!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009An online searchable verison of Hassan bar Bahlul's Syriac Lexicon has finally made its presence known here at dukhrana.com. This is a lexicon from the 10th century written in Syriac and Arabic. Enjoy!
Saturday, May 9, 2009Two more Greek New Testament texts have been prepared and added to the Peshitta Tool for even better comparison. Check them out!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009The Peshitta Tool has once again been updated. This time with the option to include a Greek New Testament text for comparison.
The Greek NT text used is the Westcott-Hort text from 1881 combined with the Nestle-Aland 27 variants in an apparatus prepared by Dr. Maurice A. Robinson. For further information please see Dr. Maurice A. Robinson's introduction to the Greek New Testament - Westcott-Hort 1881 combined with NA26/27 variants.
Sunday, May 3, 2009The updates keeps on coming! This time around we've added a new tool called "an online searchable version of William Jennings' Lexicon to the Syriac New Testament." Hope you will find it as useful as we do!
Saturday, May 2, 2009Updated the Peshitta Tool to include support for the Swedish 1917 Bible translation. It is now also possible to list whole books in the Peshitta Tool at once, instead of having to list by chapter. Have fun!
Friday, May 1, 2009Today we are proud to announce that we are opening up a new section here at dukhrana, namely the Crawford Codex section. Check it out!
Saturday, January 10, 2009Yet another new tool has made its presence known here on dukhrana.com. This latest addition is an online searchable version of J. Payne Smith's A Compendious Syriac Dictionary.
This version of the dictionary offers the user to search for a word in the lexicon by typing in the desired word, rather than having to browse through the pages in order to look for the word. Any word typed in will, ideally, take you to the page with the closest matching words. Hope you like it! :-)
Monday, January 5, 2009Happy New Year everyone!
Some new very useful functionality has been added! When looking at the detailed grammatical analytical information for any given word, it is now also possible to quickly look up that word in Payne Smith's A Compendious Syriac Dictionary.
This valuable resource is now never more than a single mouse click away! Check it out!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008Due to request, a font size drop down list has been added to the lexicon page. Enjoy!
Monday, October 13, 2008The Peshitta tool has been updated to include the option to use the Khabouris Codex as a source text. The Khabouris Peshitta text can be displayed both by using unicode fonts or by choosing one of the many compatible non-unicode fonts. These non-unicode fonts makes it possible to display the Khabouris text in, for example, the Dead Sea Scroll font or the beautiful Hebrew Levistam font made by Stephen P. Silver. For fonts, check out the new fonts page.
However, the use of non-unicode fonts are still in an experimental state, as a verse that needs to span over two or more lines does not display properly. The line-breaks are a bit backwards, so to speak. I hope to soon come up with a satisfying technical solution that will fix this!
Saturday, October 4, 2008The fonts Estrangelo (V1.1), East Syriac Adiabene (V1.1) and Levistam (V1.1) have all now been updated in order to work properly under Mac OS X 10.5. These fonts are mainly used with the Khabouris Codex Transcription.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008Since www.bethmardutho.com, home to the Meltho OpenType™ Syriac Fonts, has been down for quite some time, I've decided to make the fonts available here on dukhrana.com. The font archives can be found at dukhrana.com/meltho/.
Friday, July 18, 2008The Peshitta tool has been updated to include an option to specify the size of the Syriac text displayed. Check it out!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008Due to popular demand a version of the Khabouris Codex transcription in a Hebrew font is now available for download. Any feedback in the form of corrections is highly appreciated as this is a first draft. The Hebrew font used is called Levistam, and it can be found here.