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Author uncertain, probably Abraham, also known as Artavazd
(110 words)

The Martyrdom of Vahan

Date of Birth: Unknown, probably 1st half of the 8th c.

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown, probably 2nd half of the 8th c.

Place of Death: Unknown

Biography

It is unclear from the Martyrdom whether the author was Abraham, or an unnamed monk from the unspecified monastery of which Abraham was abbot. Together they visited Vahan’s martyrium in Ruṣāfa seven years after Vahan’s death (i.e. in 744).

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Thomson, Robert W., “Author uncertain, probably Abraham, also known as Artavazd”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23512>
First published online: 2010



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