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Ibn al-Ghurayr
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Mār Ghrīghūryūs Yūḥannā ibn al-Ghurayr al-Zirbābī al-Shāmī

Date of Birth: Unknown; about 1610

Place of Birth: Unknown; probably Damascus, Syria

Date of Death: Between February 1678 and March 1686

Place of Death: Unknown; probably Damascus, Syria


Yūḥannā ibn al-Ghurayr, Syrian Orthodox bishop of Damascus, was an important transmitter of the Syriac and Christian Arabic heritage in the 17th century, and the translator of several…

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Fathi, Jean, “Ibn al-Ghurayr”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <>

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