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The Syrians had been remarkable, even from the classic times, for the patient industry with which they devoted themselves to the labour of translation from foreign languages into their own. Many of the modem Syrians, however, have deserved the still higher fame of original scholarship. The Maronite community of Syrian Christians has produced several scholars of unquestioned eminence. Abraham Echellensis was one of the chief assistants of Le Jay, at Paris, in the preparation of his Polyglot. His services in a somewhat similar capacity at Rome are familiar to all Oriental scholars.
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