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 The manuscript copies are without title but begin: ‘This is the story of our father, the holy ʿAbd al-Masīḥ superior of Mount Sinai, who was martyred at al-Ramlaʾ (Sinai Ar. 542), or ‘This is the story of ʿAbd al-Masīḥ who was martyred in Ramla under Umayyad rule’ (BL Or. 5019).
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The martyrdom of ʿAbd al-Masīḥ

Unknown author

Date: Late 9th c.

Original Language: Arabic

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The text tells the story of Qays al-Ghassānī (short for Qays ibn Rabīʿ ibn Yazīd al-Ghassānī l-Najrānī), a young Christian man from a family that originally came from Najrān in the south of the Arabian peninsula. Strong in his Christian faith, he set out for Jerusalem at the age of 20, seeking to worship in the holy cit…

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Vila, David H., “ The manuscript copies are without title but begin: ‘This is the story of our father, the holy ʿAbd al-Masīḥ superior of Mount Sinai, who was martyred at al-Ramlaʾ (Sinai Ar. 542), or ‘This is the story of ʿAbd al-Masīḥ who was martyred in Ramla under Umayyad rule’ (BL Or. 5019).”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23700>
First published online: 2010



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