Selections from The Book of Monks
Date: Before 894
Original Language: Arabic
The surviving text comprises 24 selections, each reported in the name of an individual, including Wahb ibn Munabbih (d. 728 or 732), all of them brief, and many containing aphoristic comments or answers to questions by monks. A number are framed on recognizable sayings of Jesus.
Ibn Abī l-Dunyā selected them from an earlier unk…