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Abū al-Faraj b. al-Ṭayyib
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Abū al-Faraj b. al-Ṭayyib, ʿAbd Allāh (d. 435/1044), a Nestorian Christian physician, philosopher and commentator on both the Old and New Testaments. Little is known about his life and education. In the historical sources only Ibn al-Khammār, the renowned Christian physician and philosopher, is mentioned as his master (Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa, 1/240), but it appears that he was mostly engaged in studying the traditional sciences, particularly philosophy, in the monasteries …

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Department of Science and Translated by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, “Abū al-Faraj b. al-Ṭayyib”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0130>
First published online: 2015

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