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Ishoʿyahb bar Malkon
(934 words)

Yashūʿyāb ibn Malkūn

Date of Birth: Last half of the 12th century

Place of Birth: Dunaysir (in Ottoman times Koç Hisar, present Kızıltepe)

Date of Death: October 1246

Place of Death: Probably Nisibis (Nüsaybin)


Apart from the place of his birth, Dunaysir, which is named in the colophon of MS Charfeh Ar. 2/1, little is known about Ishoʿyahb’s early life and his education. He became the East-Syrian (‘Nest…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Ishoʿyahb bar Malkon”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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