Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Yūḥannā ibn al-Ṣalt
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Virtually nothing is known about this author. Graf (GCAL ii, p. 150) raises the possibility that he is the father of the East-Syrian Catholicos and scholar Ḥanūn ibn Yūḥannā ibn al-Ṣalt (GCAL ii, pp. 150-51), which seems likely. If this is right, we may assume that since Ḥanūn was active in the late 9th and early 10th century, Yūḥannā lived in the second half of the 9th century and was also belonged to the Church of the East.

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Roggema, Barbara, “Yūḥannā ibn al-Ṣalt”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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