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Dr Sebastian Brock

Post
Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford

Specialisms
History of a specific country

Biography
Born 1938 to James Brock (archaeologist) and Ursula Brock (nee Cooper, silk weaver). 1966, married to Helen M.C.Brock (nee Hughes; archaeologist). Educated at Eton College (King's Scholar), and Trinity College Cambridge (Classics and Oriental Languages [Hebrew and Aramaic]); DPhil Oxford 1966. Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer, University of Birmingham (Department of Theology) 1964-1967; Lecturer in Hebrew, then Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic, Cambridge University, 1967-1974; Lecturer in Aramaic and Syriac, then Reader in Syriac Studies, Oxford University, 1974-2003; 2003- Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.

Past appointments
Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic University of Cambridge (1967 - 1974)
Lecturer, Reader in Aramaic and Syriac University of Oxford (1974 - )
Formerly Reader in Syriac Studies, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford Corpus Christi College University of Oxford (1990 - )

Principal publications
The luminous eye: the spiritual world vision of St Ephrem, 1985
Isaac of Nineveh (Isaac the Syrian) 'The second part' chapters IV-XLI, 1995
Catalogue of Syriac fragments (new finds) in the library of the Monastery of St Catherine, Mount Sinai, 1995
Treasure-House of Mysteries: Explorations of the Sacred Text through Poetry in the Syriac Tradition, 2012 (Yonkers NY)

Website
http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/staff/ec/sbrock.html

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