Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Jawsep Hazzāyā
(306 words)

Biography

Jawsep was of Persian origin; his father was the head of the Mobeds of Nimrūd. At the age of seven, he was seized by pillaging Arabs and was sold as a slave to a Muslim Arab in Singar (north-east Iraq). Three years later, he was sold to a Christian master in Qardū (south-east Turkey), where he became attracted to the ascetic life, and his master set him free to become a…

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Kavvadas, Nestor, “Jawsep Hazzāyā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25877>
First published online: 2010



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