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This blog deals with manuscripts and the languages, literature, scholarship, and history of (especially but not exclusively Christian) culture in the Middle East. I (Adam C. McCollum) serve as lead cataloger of Eastern Christian manuscripts at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. HMML is a repository of microfilms and (since 2003) high-quality digital images of several thousands of manuscripts in — as far as Eastern Christianity is concerned — Arabic, Armenian, Syriac, and Gǝʿǝz from collections in churches, monasteries, and libraries in Ethiopia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and elsewhere in the Middle East, along with more in European languages from western collections. HMML has entered into agreements with the owners of these manuscripts 1. to preserve them against destruction, theft, etc., and 2. to make them more accessible for scholars to study. I and a few others are involved in cataloging this vast and ever growing collection, the result of which work is freely available at HMML’s online catalog, Oliver. Enquiries about our collections are encouraged!

See my page at Academia.edu for my Curriculum Vitae and other things.

Thanks for visiting!

Posted November 29, 2011 by adam_bremer-mccollum

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  1. You have some nice posts here, Adam! I added the blog to my blogroll.

  2. Adam,
    I mentioned you and your blog in my blog post today. I see that you have already stumbled across it. Here is the link: http://rosemarywashington.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/writing-with-implements-or-with-keyboard-or-how-important-are-pencils-in-your-life/.
    Rosemary Washington

  3. Hello,

    I work for TheologyDegreesOnline.com, and we’re putting together a list of exemplary sites that explore faith, Christianity, and Biblical Study for our readers, who are mostly prospective students in theology.

    We feel that highlighting the work of those sharing their religious journeys, and studying His Word will make our site an even better resource for theology students.

    To that end, I’m pleased to let you know that hmmlorientalia has been nominated for inclusion on our list of Top Christian Sites. If you’re selected for the final list, we’ll also send you a badge that you can display on your site should you wish to share your award.

    We’re still looking for great Christian sites for this list, so if you know of a quality site that would be useful to our readers, and anyone else interested in learning more about the Christian faith, please don’t hesitate to let me know.


  4. Hello,

    I’m writing to let you know that hmmlorientalia has been featured on the list of 100 Exceptional Websites for Christian Theologians that was just published on TheologyDegreesOnline.com. You can view the full list here: http://theologydegreesonline.com/christian-theology/

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    If you’d like to let your readers know about this award, I’ve included a badge that you can post on your page using the code below. I can also provide the badge as an email attachment at your request.

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  5. Wow! this is really very interesting stuff – thanks for sharing, I look forward to having a better look round.

  6. May I add my compliments to the rest?

  7. Wonderful blog. I currently teach in the Republic of Georgia, and English-language resources on local history are very sparse. It’s nice to know someone in the academy is attentive to the cultural heritage of this part of the world. I wish I could do what you do.

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