Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Ktābā d-deboritā
(550 words)

Ktābā d-luqāṭē

‘Book of the bee’; ‘Book of selected works’

Solomon of Basra

Date: Unknown; early 13th century

Original Language: Syriac


The Book of the bee relates the history of salvation, beginning with the creation of the world and ending in Solomon’s own time. Most attention, however, is given to the biblical period, and for later periods Solomon limits himself to a list of patriarchs of the Church of the East (this was continued by some scribes down to the 16th centur…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Ktābā d-deboritā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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