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 Kitāb al-mithāliyyāt wa-l-rumūz
(154 words)



The book of likenesses and types

Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffaʿ

Date: Unknown

Original Language: Arabic

Description

MZ no. 25, not in HP.

The title suggests that this lost work may have been a catalogue of Old Testament testimonia, that is, passages that were seen to predict or foreshadow the career of Christ, as well as fundamental Christian doctrines and practices.

Significance

If the attribution of this work to Sāwīrus is correct, it adds a detail to his intellectual …

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N. Swanson, Mark, “ Kitāb al-mithāliyyāt wa-l-rumūz”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24987>
First published online: 2010



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