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About the Event:
The Armenian Jerusalem is the first colony of the Armenian Diaspora which exists till today. The history of the colony – since the beginning – will be presented by a person, who has grown up there and experienced the life of the colony himself.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Abraham Terian is Professor of Armenian Patristics and Academic Dean at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, New York, and editor of the St. Nersess Theological Review.
He grew up in the Armenian compound of St. James in Jerusalem, where he received his early education. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in history and biblical languages, a Master’s degree in archaeology and history of antiquity, and a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, specializing in Early Christianity and its Jewish and Hellenistic backgrounds. Dr. Terian is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of Hellenistic Judaism and the Classical Armenian language.
His publications include three books on the first-century Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria Philonis Alexandrini de Animalibus: The Armenian Text with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary, published by Scholars Press (Chico, CA 1981); Alexander, e versione armeniaca; and Quaestiones et Solutiones in Exodum, e versione armeniaca et fragmenta graeca. His latest book, Patriotism and Piety in Armenian Christianity, is part of the St. Nerssess Seminary’s AVANT Series, published by St. Vladimir’s Press (2005). He has numerous articles in historical, philological, and literary periodicals and monographs, with major contributions to Hellenistic, Jewish, and Armenian Studies.