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 Ktābā d-simātā
(1,094 words)

Book of treasures

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

Date: Probably c. 817

Original Language: Syriac


This extensive work, which covers almost 300 pages in Mingana’s translation, comprises a detailed analysis of a wide range of natural phenomena which aims at detecting how the principle characteristics of the elements shape the natural world. The fact that Job states that he …

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Roggema, Barbara, “ Ktābā d-simātā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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