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Revelation 1-3 in Christian Arabic Commentary: John's First Vision and the Letters to the Seven Churches

Bulus al-Bushi, Ibn Katib Qaysar, Stephen J. Davis, T.C. Schmidt, and Shawqi Talia


This book, the first of the CATT series, presents excerpts from two thirteenth-century Christian Arabic Commentaries on the Apocalypse of John, written by the Egyptian authors Būlus al-Būshī and Ibn Kātib Qayṣar, focusing on their treatment of Revelation 1–3. The introduction and first three chapters consist of historical and theological introductions to this literature. Chapter one focuses on Būlus al-Būshī, foregrounding issues of Christology and Christian-Muslim encounter. Chapters two and three focus on Ibn Kātib Qayṣar’s more expansive commentary, including an exploration of his theories ... More

Keywords: Arabic, Bible, Christianity, commentary, Islam, Revelation/Apocalypse of John

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823281848
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823281848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bulus al-Bushi, author

Ibn Katib Qaysar, author

Stephen J. Davis, editor
Yale University

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