Sāwīrus, bishop of al-Ashmūnayn Date of Birth: Uncertain; about 910 or 915 Place of Birth: Probably Miṣr (Old Cairo) Date of Death: After 987 Place of Death: Unknown; possibly al-Ashmūnayn or Miṣr
Sāwīrus (or Sawīrus, = Severus), bishop of al-Ashmūnayn, known as Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ, was the first major Coptic Orthodox theologian (or at least the first known to us) to write in the Arabic language. Hailing …
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N. Swanson, Mark,
“Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffaʿ”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24976>