Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Jacob bar Shakkō
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Jacob bar Shakkō (Arabic, ibn Sakkā) bar ʿEsu bar Markos

Date of Birth: Probably second half of the 12th century

Place of Birth: Bartella, near Mosul

Date of Death: 1241

Place of Death: Mosul


Severus (his baptismal name) bar Shakkō was a monk of the monastery of Mar Mattay. Promoted to abbot of Mar Mattay and titular bishop, he took the name of Jacob (Schrier, pp. 216-18). According to Ibrahim, in his i…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Jacob bar Shakkō”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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