A Christian Arabic disputation (PSR 438)
Date: Mid or late 8th c.
Original Language: Arabic
The unique manuscript is dated on paleographical grounds by Graf (GCAL ii, 26) to the mid or late 8th century (leaving open the possibility that the text was written earlier). Hoyland (Seeing Islam, p. 504) is inclined, with some evidence, to a late 8th century date of composition. It consists of dozens of papyrus fragments, painstakingly reassembl…