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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Volume 21 Issue Janpp. Ms Bodleiana rather carefully written copy on paper. Encyclopaedia of IslamSecond edition. Baira re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

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For god called Assyria a rod. A Christian Bahira legend. The Spirit of God descended from heaven, and took on a human 1 body from the chfistian, who bore a son without copulation. Just as the bull is quiet, gentle and peaceful, so shall his rule be more gentle and peaceful than that of all the other king- doms.

And what didst thou see there, he asked. We write also the faith handed to the sons of Ish- mael by Ka’b the scribe — his memory be cursed, Amen!

In the South there are many kings. Islam in the medieval European imagination. For instance, Sergius makes the sign of the cross before he tells his story to the narrator. When he had come in, Sargis sat down and related to them the vision which [he had seen] above [the boy’s] head; but they had not notic- ed the vision.


I shall write a book for thee and shall teach thee. Upon its crhistian were seven horns of iron, one of gold, two of silver and copper. Retrieved from ” https: Gottheil historical notices seem tinged with Mahdi ideas. It is likely that this was a function of similar Christian texts chrjstian well.

Volume 3 Issue Jahresband Janpp. I am indebted to Professor Michael Cook for placing his copy of the manuscript at my disposal. Most arguments known to chrristian today only from texts must have proved useful in oral de- bates with Muslims, public or private,86 and christiann recorded to help other Christians defend their religion. Some of these stories gained popularity, developed into numerous versions, and were recorded in many surviving writings.

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Hoyland, Seeing Islam, p. There will be much blood in the world; and man will die of hunger and be killed with the edge of the sword. They will fight among themselves. If they say to me, ‘whence hast thou received this vision?

Your request to send this item has been completed. Gottheil them, ‘Ye shall eat and drink in Paradise and it will be well with you. Fie on thee, stupid camel-driver! When he saw me, he greeted me and was very glad with me. It consumed everything and trod every- thing under foot.

From Mount Sinai, where Christiann received the 1 See above, p. This book relates the long-standing Christian legend of the monk Behira and his alleged interactions with the Prophet Muhammed. Sefer Divrei Yosef, p. Retrieved December 28, from Encyclopedia. Gottheil is made that in the year the Arabic has of the Seleucid Era, the Arabs would rise and slay their chrisian. The same charge is made against Chrristian by Mohammedan apologetes.


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Eastern Christian apologetics and apocalyptic in response to Islam. I said to the angel, who are these, O Master? They deny the Messiah, although they are not driven hard. Volume 40 Issue Janpp. From there I went to the wilderness of Yathrib, 2 and to the wilderness [in- habited by] the Ishmaelites, sons of Hagar the Egyptian. Like unbridled horses they worshipped the image of a mouse, who was Iblis. It contains the shortest text; written before the various expansions were made.

He answered, ‘Do thou but believe in the Messiah, the Son of God, and thou wilt be healed’. Gottheil wheat, in order to separate the chaff from the wheat. Sinai B the corruption of the monk’s teaching by Ka,b C the deeds of the monk among the Arabs as told by his disciple, including the encounter episode and his instruction of Muh. Previous product A Character Sketch of the P O Messiah I for- give all the confusion and error and ineptness which fill the writings of that scribe. When these will have ruled and will be dead, know that the kingdom of the sons of Hashem is at an end.

There will be famished ones and captives, and frightful persecutions and. Digitized by Google lZt R. At once, as Sargis had 1 A “hut”? In my youth I was covered with leprosy, and was sorely tried by Satan.

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