introduce this festschrift to the "rose of Yaakov" by his colleagues, former mentors, and students related to his pioneering studies of the intersection of Babylonian Jewish and pre-Islamic Middle Persian cultures and religions.
What does MP stand for?
MP stands for Middle Persian (linguistics)
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After the fall of the Achaemenians the ancient tongue developed, in the province of Pars, into Middle Persian or Pahlavi (a name derived from Parthavi - that is, Parthian).
The book under review represents the first edition of a cohesive group of Middle Persian documents on leather and linen, written in the cursive variety of Pahlavi, emanating from Early Islamic Iran, but presumably reflecting administrative traditions of the Late Sasanian period.
The word zindiq is the Arabicized form of the Middle Persian word zandik (followers of Zand).
The Shahnameh (Book of Kings), or "The Great Book" consists of the translation of an even older Middle Persian work titled the Book of Lords.
They cover the historical and descriptive grammar of Persian, Middle Persian, non-standard New Persian, literary New Persian, and dialectology.
After his victories over the Romans, Sabhur I wrote an account of the triumph in Greek, Parthian, and Middle Persian (p.
The most reliable and most widely accepted among these is that the name is a Middle Persian compound of Bag "god" + dad "given", translating to "god-given" or "God's gift".