Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Yoḥannān bar Zoʿbī
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Yoḥannān bar Zoʿbī was a member of the East Syrian Church, a student of Rabban Simeon Shanqlāwī (i.e. of Shanqlābad/Shaqlawa) and a priest-monk of the monastery of Sabrishoʿ in the region of Bēt Qoqē near Irbil. Judging from a contemporary biographical note found in MS Vat Syr. 194, which contains his grammatical works, he was held in high esteem by the members of his c…

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Yoḥannān bar Zoʿbī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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