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Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute

Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute seeks to promote the study and preservation of the Syriac heritage and language, and to facilitate opportunities for people to pursue the study of this ancient legacy globally. The eBethArké (Syriac for “digital library”) project was envisaged by George A. Kiraz in 2000 to become an open-access online library of Syriac books and material on Syriac studies. Beth Mardutho quickly partnered with Princeton Theological Seminary, The Catholic University of America, Duke University and Brigham Young University and began scanning books. In summer of 2018, Princeton Seminary installed Internet Archive’s Table Top Scribe system at Beth Mardutho to digitize George A. Kiraz’s private collection and other public domain texts at the Beth Mardutho Research Library. These texts are now available in the Internet Archive and the Theological Commons.

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