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 Letter 59 (Disputation with the Caliph al-Mahdī); incipit of oldest manuscript: Tub dilēh kad dīlēh d-mār Ṭīmātēʾōs qāṭōlīqā drāshā da-ʿbad lwāt Mahdī ʾamīrā da-mhaymānē b-sharbā d-haymānūtā da-kresṭyānūtā ba-znā d-shūʾālā wa-dpūnāy petgāmā
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And now the disputation of the same Catholicos Mār Timothy with Mahdī, the Commander of the Faithful, about Christianity in the form of question and answer

Timothy (Ṭīmāteʾōs), East-Syrian patriarch

Date: 782/83

Original Language: Syriac

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Letter 59, the so-called Disputation (drāshā) or Dialogue or Apology, is a conversation on religion, which Timothy held in Arabic with the Caliph al-Mahdī (r. 775-85) in Baghdad on two days of the year 7…

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Heimgartner, Martin, “ Letter 59 (Disputation with the Caliph al-Mahdī); incipit of oldest manuscript: Tub dilēh kad dīlēh d-mār Ṭīmātēʾōs qāṭōlīqā drāshā da-ʿbad lwāt Mahdī ʾamīrā da-mhaymānē b-sharbā d-haymānūtā da-kresṭyānūtā ba-znā d-shūʾālā wa-dpūnāy petgāmā”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23626>
First published online: 2010



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