Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Ktōbō d-zalgē
(431 words)

‘The book of rays’


Date: Before 1272, probably the same period as 'The lamp of the sanctuary'

Original Language: Syriac


The Book of rays comprises ten books and is, like the Lamp of the sanctuary, a compendium of West Syrian theology, dealing with the same themes. Though it is significantly shorter than the Lamp of the sanctuary and deals with several subjects in a similar way, the Book of the rays is not a mere compendium and in some passages has a di…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “ Ktōbō d-zalgē”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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