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 To the priests and faithful of Basra and Hūballaṭ, Letter 34
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To the priests and faithful of Baṣra and Hūballaṭ, Letter 34

Timothy (Ṭīmāteʾōs), East-Syrian patriarch

Date: Unknown, probably between 785 and 789

Original Language: Syriac

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This letter is intended to set out how the title ‘servant of God’ should be properly understood when applied to Christ. It begins with an explanation of how the fact that Christ ‘took the form of a servant’ (cf. Philippians 2:7) has only a metaphor…

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Roggema, Barbara, “ To the priests and faithful of Basra and Hūballaṭ, Letter 34”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23627>
First published online: 2010



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