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 Miftāḥ al-bīʾa
(1,301 words)

‘The key of the church’

Buṭrus Ḍūmīṭ Makhlūf; Petrus Domitius

Date: 1668-70

Original Language: Arabic


This work is preserved in a single manuscript kept at the Bibliothèque Orientale in Beirut (BO 944). It contains two treatises: that of the author (fols 1r- 216r) and an incomplete alphabetical Syriac-Arabic (Garshūnī) dictionary, comprising a number of Syriac homonyms (fols 216v-289r). The manuscript (fol. 1r) indicates that Bu…

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Moukarzel, Joseph, “ Miftāḥ al-bīʾa”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>

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