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Assyrian continuity after the fall of the empire:612 BC-1900 AD

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The Old and New Testament connected in the history of the Jews and ...  (PUBLISHED 1749)
By Humphrey Prideaux

...written the versions of the Holy Scriptures and the Liturgies which were in use among the Syrian and Assyrian Christians and are still used by them especially by the Maronites a people inhabiting Mount Libanus where the Syriac still lives among them as a vulgar Language.
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Narrative of a Tour Through Armenia, Kurdistan, Persia and ..., Volume 2
By Horatio Southgate , year : 1840

In like manner the Chaldeans never use the term Nestorian excepting when necessary to distinguish sects I heard it in only one instance and that was when I inquired particularly for it They call themselves as they seem always to have done Chaldeans Those of them who profess to have any idea concerning their origin say that they are descended from the Assyrians and the Jacobites from the Syrians whose chief city was Damascus The appropriation of the term Chaldean to the papal seceders from the Nestorian Church was at first as unjust as the other since the schismatics were then few in number.

 

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The dictionary historical and critical of Mr. Peter Bayle: mentioning Assyrians in 1738 :




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Christian researches in Syria and the Holy land in MDCCCXXIII and MDCCCXXIV ...
Assyrians mentioned in the early 18th century.



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Assyria, Mesopotamia, Chaldea, Syria on one of the most magnificient and accurate map of the XV's century:
Frau Mauro's map (1450).

About this map (From Wikipedia):
The map is very large - the full frame measures 2,4 by 2,4 meters. This makes Fra Mauro's mappa mundi the world?s largest extant map from early modern Europe.
The main circular map of the world is surrounded by four smaller spheres:

The top left sphere is a cosmological diagram - a map of the solar system according to the Ptolemaic system.
The top right is a diagram of the four elements - earth is followed by water, fire and air.
The bottom left is an illustration of the Garden of Eden. Significantly, Fra Mauro took the step of placing the Garden of Eden outside the world, rather than in its traditional place in the extreme east.
The bottom right depicts the Earth as a globe. It shows the North pole, the South pole as well as the Equator and the two tropics.

the Fra Mauro map had an accuracy of about 86-92% of the real value when it comes to the circumference of the earth.
The sources for the map was existing maps, charts and manuscripts which were combined with written and oral accounts of travelers. The text on the map mentions many of these travel accounts.

Note that we Assyrians also drew some map, listing our historical cities: Syriac Map of the 15 century
Note also that both this map and Frau Mauro's map place the south at the top.
 

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Assyrian policies: The Assyrian Policies are life insurance policies that: (i) were issued by New York Life Insurance Company some time after 1882

The Assyrian policies
The Assyrian Policies are life insurance policies that: (i) were issued by New York Life Insurance Company some time after 1882, (ii) insured the life of a person of Assyrian ancestry living in the Ottoman Empire, (iii) were in effect after 1914, and (iv) have not been paid in any form, including payment of death benefits, surrender values, cash values, or endowments.

The Assyrian Life Insurance Policy Program is a program created by New York Life Insurance Company to encourage claims for benefits under certain life insurance policies issued beginning in 1882 in the Turkish Ottoman Empire insuring the lives of persons of Assyrian ancestry (the "Assyrian Policies").

Very very interesting, the jobs (Officials, Banker, Student, Doctor) of these Assyrians and the cities where they were from (Jerusalem, Dyarbakir, Constantinople, Baghdad etc...)
 

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Thanks to Mark Gewargis for the following great contribution on FB!
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"Manuscript from 987 AD written in the Arabic script identifying our people as "Ashuriyyun" and "a sect of Jesus". The author is; Abu'l-Faraj Muhammad bin Is'h?q al-Nadim."

 

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Christianity in the Modern State - Page 319

Year: 1869

Referring to Assyrians:

They trace their original conversion to Christianity to Mar Addai* and Mar Mari, of the Seventy, and reckon the latter as ... and the dangers which the Assyrian Patriarchs-elect incurred in going beyond the Persian boundary for consecration, ...
Link to the book: https://books.google.ca/books?id=Ihc3AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false




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Amazing thread. Please have a back-up of everything so that we don't lose this valuable information if something ever happens to the site.
 

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Joe25 said:
Amazing thread. Please have a back-up of everything so that we don't lose this valuable information if something ever happens to the site.
Thank you, and yes great idea, this is not something I would want to lose, given all the years we put on it. I try to make regular back-ups of the forums, hopefully we never have to need or use it.


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Just discovered that the Syriac Orthodox Church had a patriarch named: Ignatius IV Philoxenus Nemrod (1283-1292).
Source: SIMEON OF QAL?A RUMAITA, PATRIARCH PHILOXENUS NEMROD AND BAR ?EBROYO
Another interesting thing, around the same period, there was a syriac orthodox priest,named "Nebuchadnezzar" who owned a psalter (psalms book) (which is now the manuscripts SINA? SYR. 43 + VATICAN SYR. 647, FF. 24-26).
Source: L??TONNANT DESTIN D?UN PSAUTIER JACOBITE DU XIIIE SI?CLE, page 56.
Nebuchadnezzar was the son of the priest Simon son of the priest Isho from Qal'a Romayta (a village located on the west bank of the Euphrate).

 

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Shahin said:
Just discovered that the Syriac Orthodox Church had a patriarch named: Ignatius IV Philoxenus Nemrod (1283-1292).
Source: SIMEON OF QAL?A RUMAITA, PATRIARCH PHILOXENUS NEMROD AND BAR ?EBROYO
Another interesting thing, around the same period, there was a syriac orthodox priest,named "Nebuchadnezzar" who owned a psalter (psalms book) (which is now the manuscripts SINA? SYR. 43 + VATICAN SYR. 647, FF. 24-26).
Source: L??TONNANT DESTIN D?UN PSAUTIER JACOBITE DU XIIIE SI?CLE, page 56.
Nebuchadnezzar was the son of the priest Simon son of the priest Isho from Qal'a Romayta (a village located on the west bank of the Euphrate).

Very interesting, thanks for sharing!


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Very interesting, thanks for sharing!


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Did you notice that one of the sources is an article written by a Japanese scholar oO ? I didn't know they were interested in our history...
 
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