David Taylor

University Lecturer in Aramaic and Syriac

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Dr David Taylor's primary research interests are in Syriac language, history, and literature. Currently, he is working on books on multilingualism and diglossia in Late Antique Syria and Mesopotamia; Syriac exegesis of the Psalms; Syriac lexicography; and the Imperial Aramaic Arshama archive.

Other recent research includes papers on desire and devotion in thirteenth-century Syriac wine songs, the formation of sixth-century Syrian Orthodox identity, Christ as levitical priest, the Arabian martyrs of Najran, and the role of Syriac in post sixteenth-century Kerala, South India. With colleagues in the USA he is creating a Digital Syriac Text Corpus.