Abū Ḥakīm belonged to the East Syrian (‘Nestorian’) community. In 996-97, he entertained a lively correspondence with the West Syrian (‘Jacobite’) translator, philosopher and theologian Abū ʿAlī ʿĪsā ibn Isḥāq ibn Zurʿa (q.v.) on various biblical and internal Christian theological issues.
Primary Sources of Information
The text of Ibn Zurʿa’s answer (with the name of the addressee and the dates of the corresponden…
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G.B. Teule, Herman,
“Abū Ḥakīm (Ḥalīm) Yūsuf al-Buḥayrī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 24 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25097>