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Bibil Identifier bibil:202070
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Introducing an Arabic Commentary on the Apocalypse: Ibn Kātib Qaysar on Revelation
Author Davis, Stephen J.
Journal Harvard Theological Review (Volume: 101, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 77-96 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Ibn Kātib Qayṣar's long-neglected Commentary on the Apocalypse of John is a veritable treasure trove for those interested not only in the early transmission of the biblical text and its history of interpretation, but also in the way ancient definitions of prophecy and vision were reconceived in Arabic Christian theology. Written in Cairo by a thirteenth-century Egyptian author, it is one of only two large-scale medieval commentaries on Revelation produced in the Arabic language. The other such commentary was composed by a fellow Copt, Būlus al-Būshī, who was a near contemporary of Ibn Kātib Qayar. Together, these two works provide a compelling witness to the currency of this apocalyptic biblical text among Christians living in Islamic Egypt.
DOI 10.1017/S0017816008001739
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Gospel of John
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