Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn Sabbāʿ
(425 words)

Yuḥannā ibn Abī Zakariyyā, Ibn Sibāʿ

Date of Birth: Unknown; possibly late 13th-early 14th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Egypt

Date of Death: Unknown; possibly mid-14th century

Place of Death: Unknown; presumably Egypt


Given the great popularity and importance of his theological and especially liturgical encyclopedia, Al-jawhara l-nafīsa fī ʿulūm al-kanīsa (‘The precious jewel, on the ecclesiastical scienc…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Ibn Sabbāʿ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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