Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Jawsep Hazzāyā
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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 14 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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