Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn al-Ṭayyib
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Abū l-Faraj ʿAbdallāh ibn al-Ṭayyib

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably last quarter of 10th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; probably Baghdad

Date of Death: Probably October 1043

Place of Death: Unknown; probably Baghdad


Ibn al-Ṭayyib was one of the greatest polymaths of his era. He was a prolific philosopher and an important theologian, and he remains the foremost biblical exegete in Arabic. All of this…

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Faultless, Julian, “Ibn al-Ṭayyib”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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