Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Unknown author
(144 words)

The Martyrdom of ʿAbd al-Masīḥ

Date of Birth: Unknown, probably early 9th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown, after c. 860

Place of Death: Unknown, possibly at Mt Sinai or one of the monasteries of Palestine


Nothing is known of this author beyond what can be deduced from the text of the Martyrdom he composed. He was an Arabic-speaking Melkite Christian and very possibly a monk (perhaps of Mount Sinai).

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Vila, David H., “Unknown author”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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