The precious pearl
Date: Unknown; mid or late 10th century
Original Language: Arabic
Not in MZ or HP.
Al-durr al-thamīn is the earliest Arabic-language biblical and patristic florilegium (chain of quotations) produced in Egypt. Apart from an opening and closing chapter on the Trinity, its 15 chapters deal with Christological matters and quote extensively from the great Alexandrian church fathers (esp…