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There is very little info on the web about Syriac, but it sounds like it might have some hidden gems. I am looking here for the most detailed resource I've found. Wikipedia doesn't offer any insight to what the actual Syriac documents are even called, so I can't search for them. What are the names of some important Syriac documents, with a one-liner description?

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The most interesting and most original book in Syriac is the "Dialogue on fate" by a pupil of Bardesan of Edessa (died AD 222). Here it is in a rather old-fashioned translation:

http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/spicilegium_3_bardesan.htm#1

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  • Curiously, the pious text to which the question is linked does not even mention the "heretic" Bardesan. – fdb Jan 8 at 19:33

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