Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Israel of Kashkar
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Most of the information about Israel of Kashkar’s life is found in Kitāb al-majdal, under the heading of Enosh, the 48th East-Syrian catholicos. But Israel’s name is mentioned before this in connection with the preceding catholicos, Sergius, where it is stated that he appointed ‘Israel the interpreter’ (al-mufassir) bishop of Kashkar. On the basis of this statement, we may fix the terminus post quem of his appointment as bishop of …

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Holmberg, Bo, “Israel of Kashkar”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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