A Christian Bahira legend. Richard Gottheil. Published Online: | DOI: Bahira or Sergius the Monk to the Latin West, was an Arab Arian, Nestorian or possibly Gnostic In the Christian tradition Bahira became a heretical monk, whose errant views inspired the Qur’an. K. Szilágyi, Muhammad and the Monk: The Making of the Christian Baḥīrā Legend, Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam A Christian Bahira legend. Main Author: Gottheil, Richard J. H. Language(s): English. Published: New York, Note: Reprint from Zeitschrift für.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mas’adl’s Meadows of Gold, tr. He will uproot for them the city of Babylon; will destroy their strong places, and raze christin walls.

Volume 49 Issue Jahresband Janpp. I saw, further, a panther coming from the west.

A christian Bahira legend

But however similar the encounter episode of M is to certain ver- sions of the Muslim Bah. I shall teach thee everything at night: Gottheil his head ” He did not answer me in an evil way; but said, “Go in peace I” I left the land of the Per- sians and came to Bath Armaye, proclaiming to them the people that they should worship one cross and not many. A comparison with the Arabic recensions makes the narrative of ES and WS the West-Syrian recension look schematic and lifeless, and their language sound dry.

This need was answered in apologetical writ- ings, very often presented as accounts of religious debates, produced in increasing numbers from the eighth-century onwards.

In addition, the Christian Bah. When the Episcopi of this region 4 heard [this] from me, they drove me [from] their country, and I took up my habitation in this chhristian, near the children of Ish- mael. I told them what I had read of the saying of Bala c am, the children of Ishmael shall rule seven weeks, strong and unassailable.


Springs will dry up, 2 and will not flow as was their wont; because of the evil doings of those men.

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Brill Online, []. It is unlikely that the Byzantines were depicted as the equals of the Arabs in military matters before the tenth century.

Then will come forth a noxious snake which is the son of destruc- tion. In C of A2 Muh.

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How will my people believe in me, seeing that I can read no book, and am entirely unlearned? Near the end of the monk’s vision a beautifully ornamented chariot appears: Catholic University of America Press,pp. Sinai, the place where Moses received the Thorah from God. The following could have been one of them: Why dost legedn worship a man who was crucified by the Jews? Woe unto the people in the time when the sons of Hashem rule, about whom chrisitan is said that they are of large stature, a black tribe sent [over the world]; by means of whom God castigates C the world; “the rod of the As- syrian anger”, says Isaiah.

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As time passed, these in uences acquired names and personalities, and eventually Ka,b al-Ah. Sinai,19 but it is unusual 14 Ibid. Murder will increase upon the earth, and the number of men slain will be great. I saw a white animal 1 come upon the South wind.

Certain Arabist authors maintain that Bahira’s works formed the basis of those parts of the Qur’an that conform to the principles of Christianity, while the rest was introduced either by subsequent compilers such as Uthman Ibn Affan or contemporary Jews and Arabs.


Encyclopaedia of IslamSecond edition. Volume 72 Issue 1 Janpp. He lived with them in peace and quiet; and was held by them in love and confidence through the instrumentality of Mar SabhrlSdV the monk, — he who had worked many great miracles, and for whom No’man, ruler of the Arabs, had sent be- cause of a sickness, with which he, No’man, was sick.

Everyone will say of himself, “I am the king”. Volume 29 Issue Janpp. The earth will be shaken upon its pillars. I saw Adam, the father of us all; all the just and righteous fathers, Noah and his sons, Melchizedek, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Job and Enoch, Elias, Moses and Aaron; multitudes of legendd, the company of the Apostles, the twelve seats chrisstian the Apostles, David the king singing Hallelujah; the tree of good and evil; the great Digiti zed by G00gk A Christian Bahira legend.

When I had come near to the mountain, I saw a great light, the like of which has not been seen, and many angels. As A can be dated to the s, M probably to several years later, and WS, the earliest of the synoptic recensions, to the period between andthe bilingual copyist must have been at work between the s and