Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Buṭrus al-Shammās ibn Nasṭās al-Bayt Raʾsī
(182 words)

Peter of Bayt Raʾs

Date of Birth: Probably 9th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown, possibly Bayt Raʾs (Capitolias in Transjordan)

Date of Death: Probably 9th c., not later than 10th

Place of Death: Unknown, possibly Bayt Raʾs (Capitolias in Transjordan)


A marginal note in the oldest manuscript of al-Burhān identifies its author as ‘the deacon Peter, son of Anastasius, of Bayt Raʾs’ (MS Sinai ar. 75 (not later than early 10th c.), fol. 102b), alth…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Buṭrus al-Shammās ibn Nasṭās al-Bayt Raʾsī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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