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The disputation of Jirjī the monk
(265 words)

Disciple of Jirjī l-rāhib

Date of Birth: Unknown; possibly later 12th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; after 1217

Place of Death: Possibly the Monastery of Mār Simʿān al-Baḥrī, near Antioch


A colophon to the debate text treated below states that the one who described the debate was tilmīdh al-rāhib Jirjī, a ‘disciple’ of the monk Jirjī, the hero of the debate. The author was therefore (if this state…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “The disputation of Jirjī the monk”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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