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Job of Edessa, Job ‘the Spotted’, Ayyub Urhāyā, Ayyūb al-Ruhāwī ‘al-Abrash’
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Job of Edessa

Date of Birth: Unknown, probably c. 760

Place of Birth: Probably Edessa

Date of Death: Unknown, after 832

Place of Death: Unknown

Biography

Job of Edessa was a philosopher, physician and translator in Baghdad during the caliphate of al-Maʾmūn. His association with the ʿAbbasid court is evidenced by the fact that he was one of al-Maʾmūn’s physicians, at least according to a late source (Yāqūt, Irshād). At the opening of his Book of treasu…

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Roggema, Barbara, “Job of Edessa, Job ‘the Spotted’, Ayyub Urhāyā, Ayyūb al-Ruhāwī ‘al-Abrash’”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23616>
First published online: 2010



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