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Ibn Zurʿa
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Abū ʿAlī ʿĪsā ibn Isḥāq ibn Zurʿa ibn Marqus ibn Zurʿa ibn Yūḥannā

Date of Birth: 943

Place of Birth: Baghdad

Date of Death: 1008

Place of Death: Baghdad


The Jacobite Ibn Zurʿa was one of the best-known students of the celebrated Christian Arab writer Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī (q.v.), with whom he studied physics, mathematics, philosophy and literature. He was a merchant who traded with the Byzantines and suf…

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “Ibn Zurʿa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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