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 Ktābā d-rēsh mellē
(1,736 words)

The Book of main points

John bar Penkāyē, Yōḥannān bar Penkāyē, John of Penek (Fenek)

Date: Between 686 and 693

Original Language: Syriac


The Ktābā d-rēsh mellē, subtitled History of the world of time, is an outline of world history (the title is a literal translation of the Greek kephalaiōsēs istoria) from creation to the author’s days, dedicated to his friend Sabrīshōʿ. The work comprises 15 books of which the five covered by Mingana’s editi…

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Greisiger, Lutz, “ Ktābā d-rēsh mellē”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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