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Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn
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Abū Yaʿqūb Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʿIbādī

Date of Birth: About 830

Place of Birth: Possibly Baghdad

Date of Death: 910-11

Place of Death: Baghdad


Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn was the son of the great East Syrian (‘Nestorian’) Christian translator Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq (q.v.). He was trained by his father as a physician and translator, and worked with him (and his cousin Ḥubaysh) on translations from Greek …

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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