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Sarkīs of Smār Jbayl
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Date of Birth: Mid-16th century

Place of Birth: Smār Jbayl, Lebanon

Date of Death: 8 July 1627

Place of Death: Unknown


Sarkīs ibn Ḥannā ibn al-qass Tādrus was born into the Jilwān family in the village of Smār Jbayl in Mount Lebanon at an unknown date in the middle of the 16th century. Nothing is known about him, except that he was a monk who spent most of his life at the monastery of St Anthony of Quzḥayyā in northern …

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Moukarzel, Joseph, “Sarkīs of Smār Jbayl”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>

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