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Macarius ibn al-Zaʿīm
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Makāriyūs ibn al-Zaʿīm al-Ḥalabī

Date of Birth: Unknown; about 1600

Place of Birth: Aleppo

Date of Death: 22 June 1672

Place of Death: Damascus


Macarius (Makāriyūs) ibn al-Zaʿīm was born around 1600 in Aleppo into a clerical family; his father and his grandfather were both priests in the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch. Christened Yūḥannā, he received a basic education at the hands of his fat…

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Walbiner, Carsten, “Macarius ibn al-Zaʿīm”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>

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