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Theodore bar Koni (Konay)
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Theodore bar Koni

Date of Birth: Unknown, 8th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown, late 8th c. or early 9th c.

Place of Death: Unknown


According to one of the copyists of Theodore bar Koni’s Book of scholia, he was a malpānā (teacher, doctor) and rabban from the land of Kashkar, between Kūfa and Basra. He belonged to the Church of the East, where he was venerated as St Theodore, and composed several wri…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Theodore bar Koni (Konay)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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