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Abraham Ecchellensis
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(Feb 18, 1605, Ḥāqil – Jul 15, 1664, Rome). The name is Latinized from the Arabic (al-)Ḥāqilānī (“from Ḥāqil” in Lebanon). A Maronite, he studied in Rome, was deacon, teacher of Syriac and Arabic in Rome, Pisa, and Paris, a collaborator in the Parisian Polyglot Bible, and from 1660 scriptor in the Vatican Library. Through editions and translations, he acquainted Europe with many Arabic and Syriac works.


G. Graf, Geschichte der christlichen arabischen Literatur, vol. III, 1949, 354–359

N. Gemayel, Les échanges culturels entre les Maro…

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Kaufhold, Hubert, “Abraham Ecchellensis”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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