Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Α Greek translation of the Qurʾan
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Α Greek translation of the Qurʾan


Date: First half of the 9th century

Original Language: Greek


In his Refutation of the book fabricated by the Arab Muḥammad, Nicetas of Byzantium (fl. c. 860-85) quotes about 230 verses of the Qurʾan in Greek translation. The translator was not Nicetas himself, since Nicetas sometimes misunderstands the Greek translation or wants to elevate its vernacular language. A small number…

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Simelidis, Christos, “ Α Greek translation of the Qurʾan”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 January 2021

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