Stephen bar Sudaili, the Syrian mystic, and the book of Hierotheos

Frothingham F. Stephen bar Sudaili, the Syrian mystic, and the book of Hierotheos. -1886

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88 each other those which belonged to the beginning and end,
and uniting in one others which had not the slightest re¬
lation. As we have already remarked that, in the Book of
Hierotheos, all the parts are mutually dependent, it may
well be imagined that the compendium of Bar‘Ebraia, being
made in this manner, is devoid of all order and rational
sense, and gives no idea of the scope of the original. The
excuse he gives in his introduction is, that he found the
primitive order to have .been inverted and the text corrupted
by the translator! ')•