‘The book of rays’
Date: Before 1272, probably the same period as 'The lamp of the sanctuary'
Original Language: Syriac
The Book of rays comprises ten books and is, like the Lamp of the sanctuary, a compendium of West Syrian theology, dealing with the same themes. Though it is significantly shorter than the Lamp of the sanctuary and deals with several subjects in a similar way, the Book of the rays is not a mere compendium and in some passages has a di…